Who Stole The Empress


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“You have no idea how repulsed I was every time I saw you limping.”

….These wounds had made her look disgusting.

It was for this reason that the emperor abandoned the empress in the heavy snow.

Along with the sword that was stained with the blood of her family and friends.


Endless snow.

Left alone in a world that was blindingly white, Roselyn was willing to accept death.

There was no reason for her to live. She had no family, no friends, and no desires left.

She laid down her cold, freezing body on the white snow and gazed at the black sky.

The bitter cold soon thawed. It was then that she realized that freezing to death wasn’t so bad after all.

“You were banished to death, but you’re still lying here in this snow, as if you’re going to rule over it.”

This man.

“Your life….if you’re throwing it away, I’ll be more than happy to pick you up and take you away.”

Tamon Krasis, the enemy general.

“You are mine now, Empress.”

She was abandoned. He stole her and ran away.

Associated Names
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Who kidnapped the empress?
황후를 훔친 이는 누구인가
Related Series
Remarried Empress (2)
The Deposed Empress’s Scandal (1)
The Tragedy of The Villainess (1)
Obey Me (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Historical/reincarnation/isekai Romance novels
  2. Brown /Tan/Olive Skinned ML
  3. Romance fantasy
  4. KR novel complete
  5. Meh and nope

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29 Reviews

New Gdcdcz33
Apr 10, 2024
Status: Completed
Loved it. Good story, great characters, wish there were more side stories
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Jul 12, 2021
Status: c8
lol this review is basically a comparison between remarried empress and who stole the empress, mostly because they are have a similar plotline at first (as has been noted) with a few key differences; tldr is that who stole the empress is a more tropey/cliched version of remarried empress (with key differences) SO FAR which debatably can be more satisfying especially because remarried empress is very slow paced

FL and ml

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navier and roselyn are pretty similar: stone cold empress who cares a lot about their respective countries. Loved by their people. Hein lee (ML of re; ive seen like 4 different interpretations of his name lol) is DEF way more baby than tamon who is a war hero/general and is in the tall dark and handsome category. Their relationships between the FL and ML are pretty different as navier and hein lee were good friends and had a more innocent relationship compared to roselyn and tamon who are ultimately rivals even if they do respect each other. Similar in how ml's both fell hard for the fl's icy empress demeanour, though again tamon is less innocent and more s*xual LOL


emperor and lover


sovienshu and rashta are more like actual people, whereas the emperor and concubine in this story are clearly characters who are meant to be hated; sovienshu, while being hypocritical, was a good emperor and (previously) a good enough husband to navier until he met rashta. Emperor in wste is a nasty and greedy man with no redeeming qualities. Rashta is manipulative but not really an evil schemer in the same way natasha is.


in the end I feel like it comes down to the fact that wste theres a clearer good/evil or protagonist/antagonist dichotomy whereas in remarried empress theyre all more people like and in a sense any of them could have been the protagonist but the author chose navier esp considering the way rashta and sovienshu met was similar to many harlequin novels where navier would have been the archetype of a villainous obstacle. In wste its clear that roselyn was always meant to be the protagonist. Idk if I overexplained without explaining well enough, but if you know you know I guess

EDIT: it got boring for me a little bit so this was before I stopped reading but all the points are still relevant so im keeping it as is <<less
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Dec 02, 2021
Status: c106
Average at its best.

I see a couple of people compared this to Remarried Empress... It's ridiculous. They are nothing alike. It's like comparing apples and oranges, yeah, they both grow on trees.......
-It's enjoyable but doesn't leave a special taste in the mouth. I can't find enough things to say about this novel. I thought about dropping this but after chapter 20 things get a little more colorful. The story finally shows some personality. But it doesn't change its plain taste.
-Also the author definitely caused some big misunderstandings about characters' actions undeliberately. Amature-ish writing didn't make it better. ++I don't know why they removed the r*pe tag since it happened multiple times...


It was r*pe even it was for saving her life. He could have just l**ked her or kiss her to pass his power but he chose to c*m in her... BRUV?? All that happened and suddenly after he cornered her in his house he decided that he should ask for consent. Questions in my head???


The chapter commentary (you can see how I was getting more annoyed ch by ch) :

#1- I prefer Natasha instead of tr*shta. At least Natasha ain't acting like an innocent puppy.
#3-Oh you h**ny general...
#5-Oh the empress hurt you tiny miny pride. Ouchy.
#7-I'm so glad the author cuts this part of the story short.
#10-It's very unrealistic how they rode for 2 days without a break with a nearly frozen body, without letting anyone know that she's in his horse?? WHAt? And I don't like it when ML has s*xual desires while she's in pain after torture and dying. BRuH. StoP.
#12-Ok so he has to r*pe everyone who he decided to save? WhaT??
#16-Do I have to take a long break to enjoy this? Do I read so much that the characters seems to be uninteresting...
#20-I was planning to drop this bc I couldn't feel anything for the characters but I see just a little bit potential so continuing on!
#21-Puhahahha, hell yeah he's in love, he couldn't stop looking at your thighs, dude!
#23-Finally I'm feeling something for the characters.
#24-Oh no, he is a feet lover orrrr he was head over heels for her from the beginning but couldn't touch her, now that he got her, he'll lick anywhere...
#27-Welp even Natasha knows the emperor is ret*rded.
#30-I'm glad I continued, finally some color to the story!
#35-I didn't understand what unmarked opponents are...
#39-I don't like it when the authors use "Don't love me." to create unnecessary drama.
#40-Yeah boy, it's her curse to ya. Know it like that.
#45-Oh Tamon knows the king is after her.
#57-Is he in love with the east annex? Why is he so persistent?
#59-Puhahhaha Cassion is a funny boy.
#60-I like him, he does silly things, my heart goes soft.
#62-Idiot. You had one chance. Now he's starting to annoy me.
#72-Tamon genuinely made me laugh in this chapter.
#80-I know the writing is not superb but is the author has to write the characters this s*upid? (Theo especially.)
#83-UGH I don't like Theo the slightest.
#84-Your sister is dumb Lana.
#87-... Can't we get rid of Theo?
#98- 'How could I have been so foolish as to serve a man who was willing to kill my entire family?' -.-

After taking a break for couple of days I completely lost interest. Dropped.
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Aug 11, 2021
Status: c74
By far, this novel is extraordinary. Some may compare it to the Remarried Empress but I think they are far too different to be put within the same scale. Yes, the pos concubine and emperor scheme against the hard working empress while a man of another kingdom steals her for himself. But the author's execution differs, its painful as a reader to watch a perfect monarch have her seat stolen right below her because of the jealousy of rats who can't stand to see her shine. The MC is strong,... more>> very strong. Not in a sense of physical power, but she perseveres through her struggles and challenges everything head on with a silver tongue. A crippled leg does not raise as a weakness, but a symbol of the honor and loyalty to her empire. And the characters in the novel may it be ally or enemy, all recognize this trait of her. Also, may I add, the tension between the ML and MC having me shaking! It's not your mere game if cat and mouse, both figures actively push each other on with some very "heated"fights. The soon to be couples interactions have me reading at the edge of my seat and can't wait to press the next chapter button. Rain Of Snow never fails to pick up amazing novels such as this one, and I'm grateful for this top of the mark translations. Give this one a read, it surely won't disappoint. <<less
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Dec 25, 2021
Status: --
Edit: Dropped. I would also like to point out when I first wrote my review there was no content warning for s*xual assault. Very glad the tag was finally added, but it would have been nice to have when it was first uploaded.

I originally picked this up because I was interested in reading this woman's story of clawing her way back up to life and getting revenge on her husband through the power and support of a former enemy and what I got instead were chapters upon chapters of the... more>> ML raping the FL into "wellness" (bcs that's a power apparently) while lecturing her about her needing to live in spite of herself.


The FL has completely given up on life at the beginning (which is understandable) because literally every single person she's ever loved, family and otherwise, have all been horrifically tortured to death in front of her. She's been tortured too, and after being deposed and literally tossed outside and left to die she has no reason left to live, not even revenge. And instead of helping her regain the will to live the ML just. Won't let her die. Because he wants to keep her for no other reason I can discern that to have a f*ck doll that used to be an unobtainable enemy. It isn't even about wanting to help someone he respected but was on opposite ends of a conflict, he just wants to have s*x with her. And to do that she has to live.

Where I've dropped it we haven't even gotten close to getting the FL to care enough to get revenge, she's still trying to plan ways of killing herself because the ML refuses to give her a better reason than "because I want you to". F*ck off, dude, you're almost no better than her husband and I don't want to sit here and read about another man abusing her Except It's For Her Own Good UwU This Time.


RainofSnow has done another excellent job translating, and the body horror descriptions of the FL pre healing are really gruesome in a way that tugs at your heart. But the rest of it? Not a huge fan of the "healing energy s*xual assault" and the main intrigue plot is hard to follow and feels like it's full of holes. You can tell where the author's interest was (the s*x, whump and relationship drama) and it's disappointing that the rest of the plot suffers as a result. Also the repeated descriptions of how Frail and Thin and Skinny and Petite and Small and Delicate she is were getting on my nerves-- there are only so many ways and times you can say "this character is severely malnourished But Rest Assured Audience, She's Still F*ckable" before it starts getting redundant. <<less
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Jan 04, 2022
Status: --
(The long and short of my review; putting this on hold because the characters' dynamic takes a massive hit due to the strange use of a dub con plot device. People say it gets better, but I'm not sure, so on hold.)

Hm.... I really liked the set up of this one. The first chapters were focused on world building, which I really enjoyed. We got the vibe of the story with this competent and talented Empress, forced to get a handle on things because her no-brain husband, the... more>> Emperor, cannot be bothered to do anything himself (and he's also getting manipulated by his conniving mistress who strokes his ego to get what she wants). That's the reason why the FL and the ML have this "Enemies to Lovers" dynamic going on since he was the enemy general and she was his main opposition. And I really loved the descriptions of how she was left in the snow fields, left to rot and decay, and he scooped her up and saved her. I really enjoyed it, right up until there.

Where the problem of this novel comes in is the dub-con. I wouldn't say it's full out non-con, but it's definitely dubious. I'm not the biggest fan of "s*x Heals Her" or "She Needs His Magic Peen" to save her life plot line, but I won't let my personal bias impact my review. That kind of plot would be good, if it wasn't so dubious. I see people arguing that he saved her life, but not only did it feel questionable in nature, but it also felt extremely forced. I didn't feel the chemistry at all between leads when it happened, I felt uncomfortable while reading it, and eventually had to bow out entirely. I understand the repulsion she felt for her own body was strong, and some people think that negates the dub-con, but the weird implication that if someone has self-esteem issues, then not waiting for consent is okay is kind of a bad take.

And the lack of chemistry during it is so strange because they actually had great chemistry up until then, when they were showing their interactions as Empress and General. The dub-con that happened after that really felt like it reduced what was a great dynamic, in my opinion. That's probably where this novel earns the most points. The "Enemies to Lovers" aspect. I think this novel has one of the greatest approaches to the trope and the ham fisted pseudo-smut right at the start of their relationship kind of ruined it for me. I think better writing would start with something smaller like a kiss and then build their way up to the fireworks. That would've made the overall progression of their relationship more satisfying to read and I wouldn't have to constantly remember that right at the start of their relationship, he kinda maybe sorta forced himself on her.

On the whole, I'm putting this one on hold. I see people saying the character development is good and worth it, and by golly, I hope they're right, but for now, I just can't keep going. One day, I will return and read this to completion and maybe my thoughts will change.


And about the whole, comparison to Remarried Empress and this; they're NOTHING alike. I don't know why people are making that comparison. Remarried Empress didn't invent the concept of the competent empress and her awful husband and his mistress. That's where the similarities end and acting like Remarried Empress invented that incredibly simple plot device is foolish and shortsighted, and does a disservice to every other novel out there.

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Nov 03, 2021
Status: c105
It's a masterpiece. The translation is very good and the ML & FL extremely likeable - their chemistry is off the charts omg!

Can't believe I didn't read this sooner, it's one of my favourites now. Been looking for months for a good novel and only got disappointed LOL. But then I found this and I'm so satisfied now.

+ Good story with an actual plot.

... more>> + FL is very strong, kind and likeable. I respect her so much and only wish her happiness.

+ ML is damn hot, cares a lot for the FL, h**ny af for her and supports her.

- Only minus point is that this novel is R15. Gosh, so many smut scenes without the actual smut : (

I don't think its smiliar to Remarried empress at all though. While I really like Remarried empress and the faceslapping and the divorce, the story felt too stretched for me later. The only similarities they have is a good empress as the FL and adorable ML. This ML is more scheming and possessive though. <<less
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Oct 02, 2021
Status: c13
The r*pe tag was missing on this :|

This isn’t much of a review. I was interested in the premis, the novel seems really interesting and the TL quality is great, but reading the moncon/dubcon parts made me feel horrible. So I’m putting this out here for anyone who needs the warning.

This has both dubcon & noncon, so read at your own discretion
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Jun 30, 2021
Status: --
Basically the story goes with The MC who was former Empress name Empress Roselyn V. Sunset, whose got abandoned by the Emperor, which got schemed by him (the Emperor) and his concubine, Natasha. Natasha is the one who put idea on the Empress brother's false treason to make all the MC family and supporters got killed for the brother treasonary act. The people of the Empire loves Empress more than the Emperor due to rumor of Empress sacrifice her leg for the future of the Empire. Emperor doesn't like Empress... more>> due she more popular despite her only have cold expression in her face. Also she has more authority as strategist and good negotiator which always has upper hand during negotiation.


This story has more to Remarried Empress vibe which the author mention Natasha is more vicious side chick than Rasta.



ML is introduce as peacemaker negotiator represent his country, Amon. He remember MC during their past encounter on discussion of island??. He reminds me as Ishakan. And his le*d thought like 'I wonder if her skin feel cold like her eyes'. *Cough* *cough*. There no 18+ warning so I kind a bit disappointed.



The Emperor is more thrash as I read more. What? Since one accident that show his cowardice, his feelings of inferiority to the Empress driven him to accept Natasha trap. After Empress banished, I need the sweet revenge.

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Apr 19, 2022
Status: c141
You all please stop writhing review for gods sake after reading 19-17 chap! You’ve read only a small bit of the novel and writing a review ? Please don’t make me laugh 😂! This story is sooo good and the ML is really decent. R*pe? Have you guys even read smut to consider this as r*pe ! Read the story first before judging. Well u know most ML doesn’t wanna give the FL the upper hand in their relationship but I really love Tamon he supports everything our rosy do,... more>> even ready to jump to any danger. The writing style is soo vivid and the translation is really good. If u really life revenge plots with string FL this is it. The FL is super strong I really love her.I mean it’s so rare to see two strong main leads.❤️❤️ And the translation is super fast we’re nearing the end 🥳🥳 hope you guys give this a try. Then here I go to read the next chap byeeeee


Theres a huge secret about the pregnancy of the tr*sh emperor’s mistress. Serve him right damn emperor. Also Someone spoiled the main couple will have a son in the end 🥰🥰

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Oct 22, 2021
Status: c69
When I first came acrossed this novel, I straight out ignored it but then when I came back at it again, it's so nice.

The plot, the 'rape' thingy is not what you think it is, haha I mean he saved her. And I love their chemistry so much.


New readers would probably not gonna like it at first, but guys try reading it further and it will explain our ML and you're gonna like him. I bet.
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Aug 02, 2021
Status: --
Honestly, I don't think that it's similar to Remarried Empress cause even Soveishu wasn't that vicious or cowardly. He was more of an egoistic and s*upid man.

Rashta, well she was indeed scheming but a beginner. Natasha is pro at the game.

While the Male Lead has no resemblance to Henley, he gets what he wants and ain't nobody stopping him. Our Henley and he too got the person he wanted but he was such an adorable person, pure cotton candy and while this person, he's a little bit twisted but it's... more>> alright if he's on the side of the female lead. <<less
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Jan 14, 2022
Status: c115
There is an appropriate amt of smut and ploy line in this novel. The author portrayed the emotions of both characters and other side characters well. I don't understand why people are giving such a great novel such ratings (despite reading the tags), but nonetheless, it is a 5/5 for me. If you contemplating whether you want to read or not, please just go for it. Trust me.
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Nov 11, 2021
Status: c95
To be honest, I didn't really feel uncomfortable because of the rape tag. Maybe because the FL was apethetic of what would happen to her body so repulsion for that scene is or trauma after that was felt. In fact, the character development is amazing and it's noticeable how both the MCs change. I definitely like this novel and the translation is heavenly. The use of pronouns is very common but the translator would identify who's who. It was helpful.
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Feb 19, 2023
Status: Completed
This is such a good novel, I just love how twas developed the romance and the revenge (the revenge was the best part).

It was a wonderful story, I did wish that had more sides story's, anyway I super recommended to read this!

Also, this is not similar to remarried empress!!!!!
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Jun 15, 2023
Status: Completed
A well executed story - tension, angst, and fluff all mixed to create a wonderful read!

Personally, this story is more appropriately rated NC16 instead of R-15. The intimate scenes can get a little too uhh... hot.

That said, there is not a single ship that I do not love, but if I had to choose, then it's ML and the monkeys HAHAHAHAHAHA what fun stuff 😂

I know ML is husband material but I would like a Cain myself (poor baby 🥲)

Highly recommended to read 👍🏼
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Feb 04, 2023
Status: --
The story of Roselyn V Sunset, a empress who was thrown away to the abyssmal snowy mountains to die by her Empero; only to be taken away by Tamon, Amor Minister of Foreign Affairs, to be his.

The novel is better written than the webtoon. The female is heroic and her character development in coping with death is real. The male lead is funny and emotional which is very refreshing to witness. The antagonists are insane.

The plot was interesting. It was well written weekend book that's entertaining and not life draining.

If... more>> I have to nitpick -- the world building wasn't specifically established. The world was soft but the the building of charavters made up for it. <<less
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Dec 31, 2022
Status: Completed
As tagged, this story does involve r*pe, however it's not necessarily the kind that makes you view the "offender" as disgusting or terrible but of course it depends on how one view the act so if you do find it disturbing it's okay, don't continue but if you'd like to try, go ahead as the development is beautiful.

a diff POV, not necessarily justifying, on his forceful action:

Always watching the FL, the ML was attracted to her as an enemy, a person and perhaps unconsciously (or consciously) as a lover.... more>> So when ML saw FL losing her life in the snow, he brought her back and gave her life because he wats her to survive. The catch is

ML's power of life involves the mixture of his fluid with the person he wants to save. In this case, through kiss or s*x, with the latter having a more effective effect.


Besides that heavily argued plot of the story, which you can argue to be able to make do without but its fictional and just a story anyway so, the story heavily focuses on the romantic development between the two leads from forcefully doing it to survive to wanting to survive. The story is R-15 so if you're looking for something steamy and spicy, it's not here, but they do give a innocently-minimal description of the action so you can imagine on your own.

As for drama between the protagonist and antagonist, gosh, this is one story which makes you want to crack open the head of the antagonist to see if the organ inside is functional or not. Like most antagonist, their background story is a pitiful one which eventually leads them to where they are but these antagonists are just so hateful and evil that their ending makes you celebrate. Pitiful but does not justify their evildoings.

Their whole act against FL's family was PAIN. Especially her brother. I really love the brother and I wished such an end didn't happen to him. All because of the female antagonist who lured and trapped her brother that it happened. Wish there's an alternate ending for Cain and Anna (though I love Perso and Anna too but for what he died for, let me love Cain slightly more ok!)


Anyway, ML really loves the FL that he is very supportive and protective of her. As a reader, I can feel the warmth she feels as their rs develops. A lovely read though I really wish the ending for the family was longer, it stopped there that it leaves me wanting more of their family.

a gauge of the flow~

relationship development: is appropriately slow but constantly throughout the story

world-building and preparation for the final battle: very long (but it happened concurrently w the rs development which is the focus, so does not feel painfully slow) though it is still very long for a short final battle

final battle: surprisingly quite short at the end (make up ~10% of the story)

TLDR: if you dont mind, OR, can go through the whole forceful act, or r*pe, in the beginning, you'll be able to enjoy the story. <<less
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Apr 17, 2023
Status: c171
I’m sorry but this is a snooze fest for me. Decent translation but the dialogue or the way it was narrated wasn’t enough to fully peak my interest. I finished it just for the sake of finishing it and finally be able to know the ending. The ending was okay I guess.
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Jan 19, 2023
Status: Completed
Need I say more, every story in this translation group is great. If you like Remarried Empress, you would love this one, pretty much same plot but this one don't feel too dragging. I love the flow of the events in the story and ML is one of the best ML out there. Please give this one a try
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Dec 02, 2022
Status: Completed
The story is like one of those dramatic fairy tales or bored housewife bodice rippers with plot.

It's a bit too romance focused than what I was expecting. I would say a huge majority of the story focuses exclusively on the MC and ML's relationship, everything pretty much revolves around that. The plot was very straightforward,

... more>>

MC hardly had to do anything except write a few letters or just show up, her reputation and past doings literally took care of every obstacle.


Thus it got a little boring and the story was primarily just carried by the MC's internal conflict and growth.

The politics were very unsophisticated... kings/rulers don't have very many protocols governing them and nobles randomly come to power or lose it depending on the author's whim.

(lol at the moment when the top family in the country was just randomly beheaded by the king at a party -- was the author trying for some kind of Game of Thrones moment? Well, it didn't work.)


Also the translation is a bit awkward. Somewhat difficult to understand in the beginning, especially with the mixed up genders of the King / ruler of Amor. Translator said they went back to fix the pronouns but most of them in the early chapters were still wrong when "he/she" got flipped every other sentence making it hard to understand who was talking about whom.

Overall the language (in the translation) was clunky and not very smooth. But I do appreciate the translation and notes the translator made. <<less
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