Love in Another Life: My Gentle Tyrant

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He is Xi Liang’s legendary emperor: a decisive and ruthless king; a man of supreme wisdom; a cunning strategist.

According to legend, he once conferred the love meant for the three thousand concubines in his harem onto one woman, while the world watched in envy.

According to legend, he once executed a hundred people for her, turning the palace into a purgatory overnight.

According to legend, he ultimately sentenced that same woman to death by execution…

A conspiracy that swept through the country resulted in her tragic end. This lifetime seems to be a repeat of her past life. Can she escape the clutches of fate to attain true love in this life? In both lives, she was the Emperor’s wife, but is that ruthless man really her true love mandated by Heaven?

Did she really die, just like that?

In the end, beyond the veil of lies and mysteries, who exactly was she? Was she a woman that he truly loved, or was she merely a chess piece to be used in his political machinations?

The stories passed onto later generations remain fraught with conflicting opinions.

Love in Another Life: My Gentle Tyrant average rating 4.4/5 - 114 user ratings
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zai sheng yuan: wo de wen rou bao jun
再生缘: 我的温柔暴君
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milkandbiscuits
milkandbiscuits rated it
September 10, 2017
Status: Completed
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I marathoned and read the raws because I couldn't wait and now I'm trying to calm myself down from all the feels. This is a very intense story. From c1 we're introduced to the female lead's execution and there are so many questions unanswered, driving me crazy. So many hidden emotions, and now when I re-read these chapters after knowing all the answers, everything seems so much more tragic.


Then we dive into a long flashback from when the main characters first met, to when they fell in love. This part was so beautifully written, a roller-coaster ride of emotions. So much sadness and happiness and anger and despair and sadness and then happiness again, because of everything that happens between them. Why is their love so difficult?


The main characters are so human and relatable, because they're so flawed. None of the 'I'm so clumsy haha' kind of flaws, but real, human flaws. We see how the male lead slowly falls for the female lead, from when he is unconscious of it, to when he finally realises of his feelings, to when he makes the decision to prioritize her above his own life and everyone else, to when his world starts to revolve around her. In a way it makes everything in the beginning and middle worthwhile, because of how steadfast the male lead is to the female lead AFTER he truly falls for her.


To have such a man love you - maybe this is why some people will love the male lead, despite his coldness and cruelty during the time when he had not fallen in love with her yet.


I'm having severe withdrawal symptoms now and I can't think about anything else other than the two of them. Going to give the author's other story a try.

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NoonaFangirl
NoonaFangirl
April 18, 2017
Status: v3
Writing a review to encourage more readers to read! (I'll update once more chapters are up.)

The ANGST IS REAL in this one. If you're up for some pain and suffering but with a happy ending, start reading this. The translations are good!

Here is the Translator's note that explains the theme of the story better than I do:

"This is not a story about a strong, overpowered female lead who time-travels and kicks the asses of everyone in ancient China. It is not a story about revenge. This is a... more>> story about two people who, in their second lives, go through a lot of sh*t to finally get together. 😊

This book is considered quite 经典 (a classic) in China, but it’s also famous for its angst from beginning to the end. The ending, however, is very sweet and satisfying, so the entire journey is very cathartic. ❤

Generally, if you like your romance to be very intense and will make you cry as much as it’ll make you laugh, you’ll probably enjoy this novel. <<less
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blushingpandas
blushingpandas rated it
October 21, 2017
Status: c269
This novel makes me so mad, stupid female lead and asshole male lead. I get that this supposed to be angst novel but I just had enough, how many times the female lead almost died and injured until he "wakes up and realized his love". How do you suppose to care when the female lead doesn't even have dignity and male lead who's a heartless bastard but then I guess they matched, a sadist and masochist.

The author is so not consistent. If both of them doesn't remember their past life... more>> so the male lead loves the female lead slowly like a snail, why the female lead falls in love at the first sight when male lead treats her so bad from the start and keeps torturing her physically and mentally. It doesn't make sense. On top of that, the author makes the second male lead so good to her and love her. But female lead just like to be tortured so of course, she chose the male lead. Orz.

It's like repeating their situation from past incarnation so what's the point when the male lead is the one supposed to make amends and regretting that he treated her badly in the past incarnation and then do the same thing. I know it's said it will end happily but the journey is not worth it <<less
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sharlnina
sharlnina rated it
June 18, 2017
Status: chapter 18
So far, so good. Even if this was unusually started in reverse it's still suprisingly awesome. This has too much angst and a little bit fluffiness. But still 😍 Thanks for the author, of course, and to the wonderful translation of the translator of this novel. Looking forward to the future chapters. :)
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maiha-sama
maiha-sama
May 31, 2017
Status: c16
This book rips my heart to shreds but I just cant stop reading!!! The writing is lovely, completely draws you in from the get go. Helps that the translator is doing a great job.

Initially, there were events where the ML acts ruthlessly towards the MC and I hated him with a vengeance. But as you read on, you see his behavior is a farce and he truly does care for her. Unfortunately he is not in a position to show it. Many books talk about compromises a sovereign has to... more>> make to keep their position. However, this is truly the first time I felt that even a mighty Emperor may be put in situations where he is completely hopeless, where he cannot snatch his happiness, having to put on an act to save the one he loves.

I know we're only 16-odd chapters in but I have a feeling I'm in this for the long haul. It gives me the same intense feeling I felt when reading Hua Xu Yin, which is one of my favorite tragedy-ish novels. This one is a HE though, so I'm really looking forward to it.

4 Stars at the moment. Will re-rate once the novel is complete. <<less
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Mahou-nii-sama
Mahou-nii-sama
November 30, 2017
Status: c23
They say love comes in different shapes and sizes...

You get shamed, tortured, raped, emotionally manipulated, die but hey it's ok, 'cause that' s how the Emperor shows his love.

Who am I kidding? f**k this novel. ML is the scum of the earth if you ask me. If one or two things which was done to the FL were done to me, you'll never ever redeem yourself again, ever. Not in this lifetime, nor even in the next life or the life after that.

I don't even understand why she f**king... more>> likes ML. Or even how they'll fall in love. They say it's a happy ending, but how can I be happy when the ending's with a scum?

Maybe ML really isn't a scum, but you cannot deny the things he had done. What you do is what makes you. He does scum sh*t, he is scum.

But all the fault does not entirely lie on the ML. MC is stupid. They call it naivete, or she just isn't suited to the palace and sh*t, but I call it stupidity. If you have an ounce of thinking you would know and understand that Emperors or royalty were beyond reproach in those times, yet MC, walked the f**k out of a banquet in the presence of royalty, went to pick a fight with a favored concubine, even putting herself in place of the servants. Now tell me, if that isn't stupid. She is courting death.

Well, I gotta at least give it to the book for being a meta, the book knows she is stupid and it's a fact. <<less
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graphit3
graphit3 rated it
September 11, 2017
Status: c23
Different from other reincarnation and timetravel novels. The book starts with the end of the MC's second life when she is sentenced to die. The story is fast paced and I have so many questions! Not much revenge here, mostly romance. One moment I'm crying and the next moment I'm happy because of the ML.
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DOHere
DOHere rated it
September 9, 2017
Status: c23
Don't think I'll ever like the male lead
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When he didn't believe in her and thought she had a child with another, he tortured her until her legs became a bloody mess. He physically and emotionally hurt her a lot of times, tho other will say he was forced to because of the circumstances and him being an emperor and so on. But the fact remains that she was hurt and tossed back and forth throughout the years, whereas he remained high and aloof without a speck of dust. He'd never her go in peace, but keep her by his side, even if she has to suffer for him.

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klaxir
klaxir rated it
May 13, 2017
Status: c14
This genre is not really what I usually read but I gave this a try because the summary sounded interesting. All I want to say is, my heart has been broken from chapter 1 until now. I wasted too many boxes of tissues, and this is only the beginning. Even though the male lead seems very cruel, from the little glimpses we get from his pov, we can see that he does love the female lead, maybe a bit too much actually.
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Miumiu
Miumiu
June 30, 2017
Status: --
A time travel novel with a twist. The heroine is not kicking ass as one of the reviewers mentioned. No amazing skills to her. Just an ordinary girl who is nevertheless strong and determined, in love with the emperor. In the beginning the emperor is quite cruel to her and I stopped reading. But the language us beautiful, the translation gorgeous (one of the best I have ever read) and that draws you in. Abd the angst... there is so much angst. Of lovers who love each other but... more>> are destined to hurt each other because of circumstances. Fortunately this is an HE, so there is hope at the end <<less
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snowple
snowple rated it
January 15, 2018
Status: c40
I really love this story, I keep on repeating every chapters because its very well translated and this story is very hard to let go I am looking forward for the next update because the story is getting more exciting. This story breaks my heart but it warms it up at the same time, because of this story I am having confused feelings, I dont know what to feel sometimes I hate the ML but I cant help loving him and the idea of the ML and MC being finally... more>> together. <<less
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Alina Moktan
Alina Moktan rated it
September 9, 2017
Status: --
This is worst anger hatred novel. I hate ML and MC. ML is such aashole bastard heartless useless he tortured MC again again. What kind of MC love tortured when he tortured her she still protected him and love. Such bitch. Not worth to read don't wasted time to read such anger torture novel. I warn you
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Aurora123
Aurora123
January 7, 2018
Status: --
I dont know what to say I dont hate it but the ML so breaks my heart and im the kind that doesn't want the herione to humiliate herself but be strong so this was a bit too much for me so I stopped for awhile and now wanted to come back after my feelings have calmed down but just dont dare too I like this novel and it was so interesting in the beginning but it just was too much heart break that u feel like im the one... more>> that all of that had happend to the translation is so good that it attracts your attention even if u dont want and u know im the kind who wants the ML to fall in love first because I fear these kinds of pain even though I kinda hate the ML I still kinda like the novel so I'll try it once more and seriously every time I read this I end up screaming "which chapter is it that he falls in love with her!!!!" hahaha <<less
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