Return of the Swallow


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Reclaimed by her noble family after a hellish childhood that wasn’t meant to be hers, Qin Yining is bestowed the gift of a hellish family instead. Just as she turns her lot around and gains acceptance, her country is plunged into danger instead. In this absolutely riveting and spellbinding tale, what does our MC do when an entire dynasty is at stake?

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Fantasy-Magician rated it
March 4, 2018
Status: --
It's one of best ancient Chinese ver of Cinderella I have read so far! You can tell that the author put a lot of thought in how the MC acted. She isn't a transmigator, but someone who knows how to conduct herself. While not as clueless as she should considering her background is a bit off, author manage to explain that being a real lady in her blood make her upbringing matters not so much on wild department.

What strike me the most is how MC know when being silent... more>> is more advantegous rather than blabbering cunning words like other female lead in novel. She also acted using her hand once when it's appropriate, and good at being docile but not taken advantage of. This alone make me as reader feel MC being a refined lady doesn't have to be written, you can tell she is. Which also make this MC safe from untrue character's glorifying praises plaguing most Chinese novel.

Kudos for some of her biological family members too, especially her grandma and father for not being biased blind idiots. This can be noted towards the fake lady that get switched with MC, they appear to have bias at first but they have enough brain to see what's good for them and the rest of their family.

This is a good read you won't br ashamed to admit a quality novel you enjoy. <<less
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nightdrgn rated it
March 23, 2018
Status: c33
Early review. Very unique little story with nice detail all around. It's very clear that the author spent some effort into drawing up the background detail and intrigue and not just create some cardboard to have the MC blow over.

There are a few things aside from the nicely worded details that stand out,

  • there's no wasted words; the author is really good at conveying a lot with very little, and there isn't any pointless over description either. This makes the ebb and flow of the story very nice to read.
  • the villains have a lot of depth, and do more then just be villany; so far it's hard to tell if the mandatory bad step sister will get the stick or if she'll get redeemed. I have my doubts it will go the redeeming route but have to give it points for trying where others do not. And the mandatory sh*tty step sister is really the only one that's clearly chaotic, everyone else being a lot more ambiguous in which way they swing.
  • the MC is good good, not chaotic good, but still not a pushover either; the premise of her being an abandoned noble girl who grew up in the mountains and was found and dragged back home is one of the best I've seen! I think of isekai as a device so don't mind it either way, but this premise is really satisfying to read, it really holds the story up. I think the thing I like the most is that unlike other MCs who have a big dark secret (otherworldy ninja, assassin, superdoctor, whatever other nonsense) the MC's "power" here is very much an open secret (she's a god damn mountain girl and has even fought wolves before). Everyone knows, there's nothing particularly mystical about it, and yet everyone is too "stupid" to realize that "yes, she is that strong, duh!"
  • finally there's a good balance of positive input in the MCs life; arguably all stories have this, but not-so-great stories just dont get it right (too little, too whatever, etc). ROS really gets the balance right. Not all families are sh*t families, the MC isn't the only hero/heroine in the world, the good guys aren't just the super naive ones, etc etc
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slepnirson rated it
March 31, 2018
Status: c40
Far and away one of the most engrossing stories I've seen in a while, webnovel or other format. The characters have very well built out personalities, and the descriptions of the setting fall right in the zone of not too much description (filler), but just enough to give the characters a realistic stage to play out the story.

Additionally, ... more>>

with the exception of the randomly stalkerish prince

, the characters act in line with their established personalities. The MC is smart, but not omniscient, kind, but not a pushover, and the author reveals much of the story through the MC's inferences and deductions.

A little upset I didn't find it earlier, but also that I didn't wait longer so I had more to binge.

Also, none of the recommendations are all that similar. Try Transmigrator Meets Reincarnator <<less
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mjbaquiran25 rated it
April 4, 2018
Status: c44
It's a unique one. A good find! The story hooks you up and you'll find urself craving for more. The MC's personality is great! Beauty and brains.
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iamthecoffee rated it
February 24, 2018
Status: c10
Return of the Swallow is full or descriptive language and it really brings the story to life, it is already full of schemes in the Prime Ministers house hold (reminds me of when I was still living with my sisters XD... ok, they are not that bad... my sisters that is), so I am looking forward to reading when it branches out into the rest of the city/empire/world.

I feel it is extremely well written and translated. I know that I have only read 10 chapters... but I know what a... more>> like... plus that is all that has been released so far! XD

So, I will admit that there is a fair bit of crying in the first few chapters... I felt like I was going to drown at one stage... <<less
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Mille Caye rated it
March 25, 2018
Status: c33
I surely do not understand why there are those who rated this novel with one star. It is definitely worth more than five stars. The female lead does not have any transmigration cheat with her but only her wisdom from a series of unfortunate events that made her strength grow both physically and mentally.

I am someone who yearns for a strong female lead (not necessarily physical) and a supportive male lead. I admit I am a very picky reader and would only rely on that condition plus reviews. I wouldn't... more>> read or take time to appreciate novels that satisfy the genre that I like, good reviews, but characters failing to live up to expectations (bad fl, good ML and vice versa). But novels like Return of the Swallow truly leaves good impression in my mind due to the main character's wit and resolution. The ML hasn't even been completely introduced, and doesn't have to for me to get so hooked immediately. Her presence and skills alone are enough for me to keep praising this wonderful novel.

Volarenovels truly has a skill in finding such good stories. Most importantly, the emotions and lessons equipped in the story won't completely materialize and delivered effectively without the hard work of the translators it has. Their translations are truly professionally done. Thank you so much for your hard work. Good job. I am truly looking forward to the next chapters. <<less
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frostcrystal rated it
March 25, 2018
Status: c33
This series doesn't have too many reviews right now so I'll add one. It's not far in yet, but so far I really like it! I'm not generally a fan of transmigrated poison assassin in ancient China novels, so this one really strikes a chord with me because the MC is just a plain old smart, strong young woman whose only superpower is being very world-wise. I also really enjoyed how there is a contrast between the inner court politics of her immediate family and the sincerity of her maternal... more>> side's.

The translation is excellent (as expected of the Volare family), so there's really not too much to criticize at this point. Looking forward to more chapters! <<less
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Snowwhitefox rated it
March 14, 2018
Status: c25
Enjoying it so far! The building of characters through each chapter is wonderful, esp the MC. Her grace and intelligence is surely innate as her background and hardships hardly allows one to develop the way she does. She is surely a great tactician! Thus far, ML has only made a very brief appearance and I look forward to seeing them meet and how they interact.
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Lonewolf5242 rated it
March 16, 2018
Status: c26
Really good novel without too much cliche. It doesn't only goes on describing how beautiful the MC is but has real story. I hope it won't disappoint us. 💖

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