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 4.5/5 - 79 user ratings
Associated Names
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zai sheng yuan: wo de wen rou bao jun
再生缘: 我的温柔暴君
Related Series
Phoenix Overlooking the World – Who Dares to Touch My Abandoned Empress (1)
Eight Treasures Trousseau (1)
Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang (1)

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New 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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New milkandbiscuits rated it
September 10, 2017
Status: Completed

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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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.

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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... more>> to 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.

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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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klaxir rated it
May 13, 2017
Status: c14
I usually only read fluffy and sweet novels but I gave this a try because the summary sounded interesting.

Like what NoonaFangirl has said, the angst is real and I stopped reading for a while because I was too scared to continue. (I can't be the only one right?) But the translator announced in the newest chapter that there won't be angst for awhile now that the first part is over. Phew!! Thank you for giving me the courage to continue.

So far the translation is good and the... more>> writing is beautiful! I'm really liking the female main character and want to give her a virtual hug.

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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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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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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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