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Yeonmo  
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Description
The impossible happens in 15th century Korea.

A princess who was disguised as her dead twin brother by her mother became king. Once her true gender is found out, the female king is sentenced to death by drinking a lethal dose of poison.

This story details the events of that forgotten king's life.

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
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Associated Names
戀慕
연모
Hoàng đế giả trai
Love (LEE So Young)
Love (LEE So-Young)

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Latest Release(s)
c.32a by Sura's Place (313d ago)
c.31c by Sura's Place (334d ago)
c.31b by Sura's Place (340d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (92 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 15th 2013, 10:20pm PST

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Year
2011

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Issue (Daiwon)

Licensed (in English)
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3 Month Pos #2495 increased(+314)
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On 525 reading lists
On 553 wish lists
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AMAZING!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cliff
February 18th, 2013, 1:44am
Maybe it's cliche with gender bender but there is a good BELIEVABLE reason behind it.

Usually I thought, it's so stupid: why would one hide his/her identity for some stupid reasons? Just admit it and be done with it. It's always... "I can't tell because he will hate me for lying to him because I'm actually a girl."

But in here, it's different. There is a significant reason why both shouldn't reveal their identities before. For the heroine, she was forced or she would be sentenced to death. There was no other options for her. And for him, he had his own reasons.

Both characters cannot reveal their identities because there's a reason behind it. I like how the author doesn't go around prolonging unnecessary misunderstanding because of their past secret identities. Instead, they sort of know, preventing the cliche misunderstanding: I-hate-you-because-you-lie-to-me kind of thing or the "oh-no-she's-actually-a-girl-so-what-should-I-do" kind of situation. That was done in soooo many gender bender movies, manga/manhwa/manhua, book, etc. So thank God, this one doesn't dwell that long in that soap opera situation.

I love the main characters. He was devoted to her before he knew she was actually well... a girl. His affection was purely because he felt they were similar and that she was alone in the palace. It started with friendship rather than a quick romance. He actually respects her (yes, that is important and sadly missing from many shoujo works). He is sweet to her. Sometimes can be pushy but never turning into a rapist mode. She was not the weak oh-save-me type of woman. She's strong and has a dignity fits for a king (which I majorly adore!!). She maybe a b-tch sometimes but it is understandable because she needed to toughen herself up to be a king. She's smart and although her decision/action can be controversial, she thought about it first rather than some ditzy dumb bimbo action.

Putting this in a historical context and I'm in love. He's a bishie and she's a smart bishoujo. I'm adoring this so much!!
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I'm just hoping that some of the characters won't betray one another just because of being blinded by love. Please.... It's so cliche.


This is what I've been waiting for. To be honest, I read Model but was confused and didn't bother to try to read this until one night when I was looking for light reading before bed. Wrong! I was hooked and couldn't sleep until I finished them all. Too bad, I still want more. But the good thing, I have plenty to read. It'll kill me if there's only like 5 releases.

... Last updated on February 18th, 2013, 8:50am
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Gorgeous and beautifully melancholic   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by giinko
December 30th, 2012, 7:53pm
What to say? Let's start with I'm a sucker for historical setting especially when it involves the king and palace life along with political struggle. Then it just has to pierce through me another direct hit by the king being a female king along with the breathtaking magnificent art. Perhaps in some cases too beautiful looking characters are out of place, but this element fits the picture perfectly here. I am not sure if it will be a tragedy or not, since the story is told with a melancholic tone. However coming along with each sombre moment is a heart-warming dreamy wave that fills your mind, and I like that feeling.

I have tried to read the author's other works and find them rather out of my taste, somehow the plot and the characters are plain blank to me, but this one captures my attention right from the start. Perhaps my rating is too high, but I want to raise the average rating a bit, so that this work gets the appreciation it deserves.
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Good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by almosthere13
November 16th, 2011, 2:55am
Truthfully, I've never read a Lee So-Young manhwa before. I've heard of them and was meant to read them but somehow, the art didn't attract me at the time.

But I decided to give Love a chance (lol).

It was slightly confusing at the beginning, mainly because I did not read it properly. So far I do enjoy it. Yes, it's the typical gender-bender plot but the way the author handles it is quite interesting and refreshing. Actually, on second thoughts, the gender-bender ploy is not so typical. Most gender-benders are the basic 'girl goes into a boys school dressed up as a boy' but this once has quite an interesting backstory behind it. There's logic and substance and therefore believability in it.

The main character is quite likeable and the plot is beginning to thicken, so it'll be interesting to see what comes ahead.

... Last updated on November 19th, 2011, 6:56am
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Lee So Young fan.   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by geostigma
August 9th, 2011, 8:59am
So~, with Lee So Young being my favourite manhwa author, I can't help but be a little biased here.

Obviously, it's a historical gender blender, so for all you gender blender fans, this is a fresh concept. I'll admit I've seen it done before but it's always refreshing to see a female lead with a high power authority, like a KING, in this case.

I've only read the first three chapters and so far, it's intriguing. (As all Lee So Young's work are ^ -^wink This story goes BACK in time, to the very moment the protagonist is born, and goes from there. So there's a lot of background history being built into the characters, which makes it feel like you lived through their lives with these characters.

I can't say much, from only reading 3 chapters but if you like gender blenders - read it! It may be confusing in the beginning but in the 2nd or 3rd chapter you get an idea of what's going on and connect all the chapters together.

To Lee So Young fans: A definite read. Honestly though, it didn't live up to the excitement I built up for it when I heard there was a new manhwa out BUT it's only been 3 chapters, like I said. Plus, Model is still the best work I've read from her so it's inevitable that I'll have high expectations. bigrazz
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Masterpiece in Melancholy   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Pacific.Mint
December 2nd, 2013, 4:40am
I stayed up till 6am reading Yeonmo. There’s nothing conceptually new, but the execution was absolutely breathtaking. There’s a unique and desperate mood laced with melancholy throughout. The opening reveals the ending so what makes Yeonmo addictive is not the plot, bit the emotion and the otp’s love. Yeonmo feels dreamy, like an extended flashback.The viewers attention are often driven to focus on one little detail, then the author would zoom out to reveal the whole picture. Sometimes what happened are not shown in detail but are revealed later, conveying a haziness and a dreamlike quality. The otp’s chemistry is out of this world. Their circumstances make their love noble and so taboo. I gotta say…this is the first manga/manhwa in a long time that can make my heart flutter. Not to mention the heroine is one of the best written ones that I’ve come across. I cant wait for the next chapters.
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Pretty Good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by TheAlmighty
February 4th, 2013, 10:03pm
The biggest problem I have with manhwa in general is that they rarely have any facial expressions. This one is no exception. That aside, the plot itself is pretty interesting because the reason for the gender blender in a historical setting is for once not because of an impulsive girl who decides to be ultra feminist (nothing against feminists, but these plots get boring and repetitive) and dress as a man. No, here there is a pretty damn good reason for her to keep her identity hidden. Coughcrazymothercough.

My only worry is that the ending will be tragic and if it is not, I might feel cheated because of the cop out. Torn feelings of a reader. Well I'll leave that up for the author to decide. Other than that the characters are pretty likeable and I like how the emperor is very politically orientated and has real goals. Also the hero is...ahhhh too hot for words. He doesn't cross the line of being too dominating and he knows his place and actually respects her. For once, a man who knows how to be a real man. Thank the lords.
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awesome   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jungyunho
August 28th, 2011, 3:50am
I've read til chapter 3 only but it's so promising! There have been many cross-dressing manga/manhwas out there but this is different! This is definitely a must-read!

However, it can get confusing because some of the characters have the same faces!
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great story   
Rating: N/A
by Comics_Fans
December 21st, 2012, 2:39am
The story is great. Despite the story seem to be dangerous where a women dress up as her dead twin brother and be a king, which as result if someone know she is a women, the result will be death, I still hope that this is not a tragedy story.
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A Spotlight Gender Bender   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by jojalee
June 18th, 2014, 5:28am
This has to be one of my all-time favorite manhwa's. Tragically beautiful and compelling. The artwork is stunning. The story is infused with a melancholic tone and even though we know what the outcome of this story is it leaves you hanging on your seat waiting for what happens next. If you're a manhwa fan you have to give this a read at some stage.

... Last updated on June 18th, 2014, 5:29am
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so-so   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by BronteFan
February 9th, 2013, 3:23pm
My biggest complaint: everyone has the SAME face! It drives me crazy! The characters don't ever seem to change their expression, either. The character developement is pretty weak and almost non-existent (apart from the female lead, for the most part). Other than that, the plot (a young girl crossdressing & posing as the king, but falling in love with one of her guards) is pretty good. I feel like it could have been much better than it is. It updates frequently, and doesn't throw in un-needed side stories &/or a boat-ful of new characters every chapter. Therefore, I keep on reading.

... Last updated on February 9th, 2013, 3:24pm
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