The Wolf Lord’s Lady

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The previous lords have committed as many atrocities as possible to fill their bellies. I, the only daughter of that house, had discovered that my servant and lover was a spy.
And as the people wanted, my life ended with my execution.

However, with the memory of getting beheaded intact, I began a new life. I was planning to shoulder the sins of my past life and become a nun, but by some trick of fate, I came to work as a maid for the current lord.
Under my former lover, whose name, age and even hair colour were all lies.

Associated Names
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Ookami ryoushu no ojousama
Princess of the Wolf Lord
The Wolf Lord’s Lady
狼領主のお嬢様
狼领主的大小姐
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06/25/18 Isecai Translation v1 illustrations
07/08/17 Isecai Translation c20
07/04/17 Isecai Translation c19
07/04/17 Isecai Translation c18
07/02/17 Isecai Translation c17
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01/15/17 kudarajin c11
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12/25/16 kudarajin c8
12/18/16 kudarajin c7
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Niralam
New Niralam rated it
February 20, 2019
Status: c20
A really nice read. I wasn't expecting it to be so engrossing. I was just bored and looking arround when I found it. The story is very well done and also very heartbreaking for the majority of it. The one thing that was lacking was that it was never explained why Shirley reincarnated, but that's not really nessasary to the story. Shirley's own (depressing) take on it was that her sins very so heavy, that even hell couldn't erase them. So she was spit back out to continue shouldering her... more>> sins. The story is depressing a lot of the time, but also lighthearted at others. The one thing I liked the most about it (other than the plot) was that it was written very well. The author was very good at invoking the right emotions for the current scene and I think it was paced well. Personally I enjoyed the first 10 chapters more than the last ten chapters. But I am glad that the seceond half ended with a happy ending. I definitely recommend this novel. <<less
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Narutolvr
New Narutolvr rated it
February 19, 2019
Status: Completed
This novel made me cry a fair bit. The story setup doesn't seem unique, but it's told in such a unique way that it's the sort of novel you can still remember clearly nearly 2 years later. One reviewer hit the nail on the head when (s) he described the novel as "masochistic" because reading this novel is like gouging yourself in the heart over and over. We have a self-deprecating MC who considers herself a villain for ignorantly benefiting off the crime of her family members (one of the... more>> very unique things about this novel- ignorance isn't an excuse) and takes on the hate of an entire country, punishing herself so extremely that her second life is basically for penance as well. We have an ML who sacrificed his own desires for the "greater good" and has nothing left but a sense of duty and a heart full of remorse. Every description of their lives is painful. You can feel the bleakness and hopelessness in their mere existences; they live just because they haven't died yet.

Luckily, we also have a handful of characters who know the real truth: the innocence behind the villainess and the repentance behind the revolutionary and, though their motives aren't always pure, their actions help the MC and ML come to terms with the painful past and find hope in the future.

Honestly, it's difficult to call this a romance because there's much more pain than love, but it's hard to see it as anything else either. Two people who gave up on themselves find their reason to live on in each other and if that ain't romantic, I don't know what is. <<less
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MitsukiKanou
MitsukiKanou rated it
November 20, 2016
Status: c3
The story is unique in the reincarnation genre in that:
1) The heroine was already the daughter of the domain lord before she died.
2) She then reincarnates in the same territory, probably right after she died.
3) When she turns 15 (as a reincarnated person with memories intact), she meets her ex-lover who is now 30. Suspend judgment until you've read chapter 3, since it feels like that's when the novel really begins. Ch1 and 2 are the heart rending backstory. The translator promised that the rest of the... more>> story is much brighter than the tragic chapter 1. <<less
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The Lazy Slug
The Lazy Slug
May 27, 2017
Status: Completed
In all honesty, other than the last chapters, there is nothing light in this novel. Well, it ain't that heavy either. Medium...? lol It is written in the POV of our female protagonist who, after the 'betrayal' she experienced and her execution, self-depreciating ain't even enough to describe it. It was a bit depressing, borderline masochistic.

True to the summary, she was the daughter of a tyrannical noble family; and because of it, was condemned to death. The one leading the revolution being her lover. Hence, the betrayal. Then again, even... more>> with her family corrupt and evil, MC is anything but! A lot of people actually liked her even back then. But then, even so, MC still think she was a sinner -- for if her luxury that sprung from her family's evil deeds was not a sin, then what was it...? Ignorance was no excuse. Thus, even if her lover had wanted for her to be spared, had wanted her to at least live, MC gave him no room to voice such suggestions and openly admitted acts she wasn't really involved. Over and over, we have this MC that always think it was her fault, and thus, would not mind receiving punishment, even actively seeking one, or acting as the antagonist just to "right the wrong" or save the people around her.

So, yeah, if you can't take this kind of thinking, this kind of POV, this story is not for you.

Concerning romance and overall plot, however, it was rather poignant. We have two people, in hindsight should initially be enemies, and each belonging to a social strata as different as heaven and hell, but fell in love in the end. It was poignant in a sense that, even with love, they were torn apart by circumstances. One forced to believe it was all a lie, the other being unable to express what he truly felt, seeing his lover look at him with those eyes, and bearing the burden of seeing her die in front of him. That even though she reincarnated, and him and a lot of people involved knowing so, they kept avoiding the issue at hand and pretended it was fine. It wasn't only until the very end where they finally affirmed "it was really alright for them to be together." Suffice to say, I find the last part rather cute. XDD ML was really loveable.

The flow was okay. I had no issues. Most conversations were rather philosophical. The first POV of MC kinda reminded me of Lightning Maid Empress. Only that this one was rather 'depressing' than 'weird'. lol Anyway, if you don't mind a bit to medium level of angst, then this one is a good novel to read. It's a bit short and doesn't deal with any unecessary drama. <<less
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heane
heane rated it
January 15, 2017
Status: c11
I really like this reincarnation story! So heartfelt!!! The development keeps me on my toes and after each chapter I keep wanting more ! I can't wait to see how the story goes from here on (chapter 11) ! I like how the feelings are not simplified.
I like how we can perceive the angst, regret, affection, of the characters.
I like the setting of the story. (No OP character, time skip from the death to the return of the lead character)
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ghost2612
ghost2612 rated it
December 12, 2016
Status: c6
So far so good. Its nice to have this kind of MC. The beginning definitely has the angst feeling to it. You kind of can actually feel and understand the character (IMO). She is smart but not that OP kind of smart like other major reincarnates female character. Her smart thinking kind of built up nicely so you can see the development and this is what I like about the story. The lead male character is likable too.
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Senethari
Senethari
January 24, 2017
Status: c12
I realized something reading a different story where the overall feeling was "waiting for the other shoe to drop", WLL is the silence after the other shoe has well and truly dropped. By the time story really starts, it's all over. All the frenzy of battle and calculation, the passion of forbidden love, and the spies in the dark that lead to revolution. The villainess (?) reborn has stopped in that silence. She doesn't want revenge or even to actively change and make up for her sins. She's a... more>> ghost in more ways than one. And somehow despite the bleak writing and a completely internalized MC (which I usually hate) I am eating this up with a spoon and wearing my new masochist badge proudly through my tears. It's a rebirth story in more ways than one, a reverse Cinderella, that moves quickly and with very few exceptions is written and translated beautifully. If there's an ounce of empathy in your soul, bring tissues. Weeping, honest to dog, weeping will occur. <<less
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ZCT-94
ZCT-94 rated it
August 6, 2018
Status: c15
I was expecting to like this but after getting through 3/4 of the story I am not engaged with the story at all. I think part of this can be attributed to the writing style which is needlessly complex.

An example of this being when someone spits out blood as a result of ingesting poison, none of that is described. You are led to come to your own conclusions while the text suddenly states everything was "dyed with red". It's so vague and confusing.

The main character is also a bit irritating... more>> to me.

Spoiler

She supposedly loves her family too much to hate them after all the things they did, but she also loves the male lead enough to forgive him for killing her whole family as well as herself... This story could lead to some interesting character development if she hated him but she doesn't. She just lets him basically step all over her while thinking she needs to "atone" and he feels some half-assed guilt while still trying to be together with her.

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The characters are so bland and I never feel any intense emotion from them except maybe in the first chapter when she's betrayed.

Spoiler

I'm not going to finish this but Kaid should get some diving retribution because he should not get away with killing a whole family of people even if it was for the greater good. I know he won't though.

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Rhin
Rhin rated it
March 11, 2017
Status: c14
Started reading on a wimp. The novel managed to redeem itself a bit after the first couple of chapters. The idea is good but the writting and characters not so much. If only it was handled by someone a little more skilled it may have been in my must read list. Maybe it is bad translation but reading it it plain boring.

At the start the whole situation was ridiculous - the good daughter of the evil nobles? The new lord is a simple rebel and he managed to be recognized... more>> for the position? There was no option to safe the princess by marriage for example? The reasoning of the heroine was 'odd' for lack of better word. Becoming a nun?

All the more there are these pointless paragraphs that seem to be included for no reason and dialogues like 'You should eat more -.-' Is it just me or Asians are a bit obsessed with breakfast, lunch dinner...

On the up side - this seem like completed story. It won't be hundreds of chapters long. Past the stupid execution there is a good idea which is actually developed and most probably the tragedy tag is used correctly. 3/5 It has potential and for someone less picky than me it may be even excellent. <<less
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Reandayo
Reandayo rated it
November 12, 2017
Status: Completed
What is this.. This story is so good my tears cannot stop.

I have always read cute adorable story that reading this seems more realistic to me. But it's cute and touching in it's own way.

The author's writting, the plotline, the character development, the plot twists that makes me either touched or shocked. Honestly, it's the best.

... more>> I'm so grateful of the translator for bringing this story so that internationally it can be read. This is a masterpiece for me, really.

But I suggest for those who's not in the mood of reading something deep, please do put this in your reading list for you to read if you have the mood to do so. Because this story is worth a try. <<less
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maiha-sama
maiha-sama rated it
August 14, 2017
Status: c20
Overall this is a pretty decent novel. I especially liked the initial 7-8 chapters because I thought the main characters inner conflict was portrayed very well. Torn been her family and love, right and wrong, she is reincarnated and forced to live in close proximity to the one who betrayed her. The initial setup was bang on for me. And then, it sort of went downhill. The middle, instead of being meaty and solid turned out to be unnecessarily wordy. The wordage was complex when it needn't have been. So... more>> the FL's inner monologues are filled with fake drama like "the mistake you made" or "I'm a liar" -- you'll spot these as you read. Not required IMO. It became tiresome to read all that unnecessary text. But it's a HE and the latter fluff made it satisfactory. So I'll say it's decent but not a must read by any means. <<less
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Kikiji
Kikiji rated it
July 11, 2017
Status: Completed
True to its reputation, it really does contain enough painfulness to be classified as angst. However the sweetness really balances it out, especially the fluff at the end. I love this story because the further you get into the story, the more things are uncovered. Sure, some of the information revealed doesn't drastically flip your world upside down like some of the more exciting plot twists I've encountered, but the ones that do appear simply changes your perspective gently (and occaisionally bittersweetly). Additionally this gives all of the characters- even... more>> some of whom the readers could not have the chance to personally familiarize themselves with at the beginning, like her family- more depth than before. The things that I ended up finding out makes the story a worthwhile reread, in my opinion, to catch the parts that were missed or misinterpreted the first time. <<less
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shouahang58
shouahang58 rated it
June 26, 2018
Status: Completed
I was expecting too much from this novel due to the reviews. I did enjoy the beginning, but half way it just went down.

Maybe I'm just a cold hearted butt hole, but I don't really understand why everyone keeps saying that this is a sad novel. It wasn't even sad at all.

i somewhat feel like I just wasted my time reading this, but whatever, I already read it.
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vonggola701
vonggola701 rated it
April 3, 2018
Status: --
Good story but my advice dont read the narration and and the conversation the same time it will confuse you choose only one.

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The story is good unfortunately the narration is confusing to the point that the story suddenly jumps on something without explaining how did it happen. So im gonna drop this now.
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BillionJellyfish
BillionJellyfish rated it
January 7, 2018
Status: Completed
For someone who doesn't like angsty/misunderstood type of novels, I fell in love with this one. The story made me want to cry and smile many times, and at the end, I smiled. It was like a roller coaster ride and I really enjoyed it. The selfless MC and ML are literally couple goals and makes me lament on my love life. Why can't I meet such a kind, understanding, and older man too?! TT ^ TT
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Scholek
Scholek rated it
December 5, 2017
Status: c20
Some people were giving this story 3/5 and lower. I wonder if they have emotions on the planet their species is from.

Anyways, my eyes hurt from all the crying! Excellent writing and character development.
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banhana
banhana rated it
November 18, 2017
Status: c20
One of my all-time favorites, and I have re-read it several times. It's tragic enough that you'll want to have a tissue box nearby, but the journey and ending is so satisfying that I'd recommend re-read and re-living the reading experience.

So, the story begins with the tragic death of the protagonist where the end of call the espionage has already ended, and a solution to the conflict within the country and revolutionary war is ending.

The protagonist later reincarnates and meets her lover, a lover that betrayer her in her past... more>> life to save a country, and tries to reconcile the differences she's noticed in her current life and her lover.
Spoiler

When she notices all these differences, she feels conflicted, and realizes she has loved and will continue to love her lover.

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I find that this conflict is wonderfully expressed in the book, and the author really goes out of their way to show how the protagonist does not change immediately - especially noting that people are a product of their past. It's not a simple love story, but a rather one of duty, loyalty and guilt - one of reconciliation of the past and present.

I find that the first few chapters to be the most memorable, since we really start to empathize for the MC and wonder how she will deal with having to serve someone she's been betrayed by. In particular, I've always had a soft-spot for protagonists that play the villain, and are meaningfully self-destructive as a means to an end (in this case, the restoration of the nation of Laius and to dissuade the male MC from feeling any guilt). However, that doesn't mean that the journey the female MC and male MC reach their happy ending is any less heart-wrenching and bittersweet.

Overall, the story is well-worth the time to read, especially since it's not a long story, with only 20 chapters and a few ongoing omake epilogue chapters (at the moment 6 extra chapters). I'd recommend this story to just about anyone. <<less
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.moondance
.moondance rated it
June 3, 2018
Status: Completed
I can't believe a story can make me cry like this. You can really feel the MC struggling between her family and what she knows is right.

Spoiler

Seriously, chapter 11 was a whopper T_T

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theragingpanda
vuio rated it
December 30, 2017
Status: c20
Honestly speaking, I dislike sad or angst-y novels. Because it made me cry. A lot.

But, my curiosity made me go through this. Also as they said, curiosity killed the cat and it did.

This is one of my fav sad novel ever! BANZAI FOR HE!! BANZAI FOR THE TRANSLATOR FOR SHARING THIS BEAUTIFUL NOVEL WITH US AND BANZAI FOR THE AUTHOR FOR WRITING THIS WORTHY NOVEL!

Edit: NU is being sh*tty atm. I rated it 5 stars! F! I! V! E! Stars! Tf??!
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Kittybear
Kittybear
September 15, 2017
Status: --
I read all the reviews....I can't top them. Just read those for a good description. This is basically just my comments.

JESUS CHRIST ON A STICK!!!! This was possible the most unexpectedly emotionally investing stories I've ever read. I was expecting a cute little read, maybe a little darkness and stuff, BUT NO. NONONONONONONOO, the author decided to really play with the lines of good and evil here.

I'm going to get really serious here though......*loudly moves forward to get closer to the nonexistent camera for a serious close up*......I CRIED 4... more>> TIMES READING THIS........I made a mistake binge reading this. this.... This..... THIS WAS TOO INTENSE OF EMOTIONS FOR ME TO HANDLE!!!

I don't even want to make any other comments. I feel like I'm covering the emotion bases of this story pretty well.... look, just read the book. You can't get the amount of FEELINGS and EMOTIONS out of your cold unfeeling soul by reading these reviews. Go read it..... go on, go. Make sure to grab some tissues and be in a room either by yourself or with people your comfortable crying around while they look on with confusion because they didn't read the story. <<less
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KKristen
KKristen rated it
August 1, 2017
Status: Completed
So good! I was hesitant to start this at first, but this was so good!!!

Just give it a try -- it's a relatively short novel and you won't regret it.

Summary:

... more>> An ignorant young lady is beheaded for her family's crimes after the betrayal of her servant/lover. When she is reborn, she's determined to carry the sins of her past life and become a nun. However, she unwillingly becomes a maid for the current lord -- her former love.

Plot:

Even though the plot sounds simple, it wasn't predictable at all and was executed very well. The characters are refreshingly honest, their character development is thoughtfully done, and the pacing moves quickly. This is a novel that you can finish in one night, but it won't leave you feeling rushed or empty.

This is definitely a tragic romance, and reading it will make your emotions go on a rollercoaster from angry, to depressed, to tragically joyful, to panicked, to angry, to joyful again... I cried a little, too. But the ending is satisfying.

Translation:

The English isn't 100% perfect (maybe 90%), but the translation is still good and properly conveys the feelings and visuals in a beautiful way.

I also didn't even realize that this was a Japanese novel when I first started reading this. It is so much less cheesy and artificial than a lot of other Japanese LNs. (You know what I mean... without the usual 「Kyaa!」, choppy dialogue, and perfect girls/beta males.) Reading it was like a breath of fresh air. <<less
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shirsong
shirsong rated it
June 10, 2017
Status: c16
Until chapter 12 (exluding) it was perfect. I suggest to those who just start reading to stop at the end of chapter 11 because after that it's really depressing. After the 4 remaining chapters are translated you should read the rest.

About the story: heartwrecking romance. The story of young lady being reincarnation (actully reborn) after being deceived by her lover. Arriving to 15, she meets her lover of her past life who is now 30 years old and her lord.

Its not a story about revenge or ambitions, but a story... more>> about simple first love.

4.5/5 <<less
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