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The Spirit Queen  
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Description
What price must be paid in order to achieve absolute power? Is it perhaps being misunderstood and rejected by others, being labeled as a witch, or killing a beloved one? Orphan Ling of Zu has the ability to predict the future, learns to survive the palace intrigue and becomes Queen Ling.

Original Webcomic

Official English Translations:
Tapas, Webcomics, Copin

Note:
Copin, Wecomics & Webcomics share the same translation while Tapas has their own/different translation

Type
Manhua

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Generation after the Spirit
Generation's Queen Ling
Nhất Đại Linh Hậu
The Empress
The Queen
The Queen of the Generation
Yidai linghou
Императрица
一代灵后

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.45 by Solace Translations 8 months ago
v.2 c.44 by Solace Translations 9 months ago
v.2 c.43 by Solace Translations 10 months ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
123 Chapters (Complete)

S1: 45 Chapters + Prologue + 1 Extra
S2: 73 Chapters + Prologue + 4 Extras

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (57 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 17th 2021, 6:31am PST


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Year
2018

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Serialized In (magazine)
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Licensed (in English)
Yes

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #530 increased(+88)
Monthly Pos #1067 increased(+367)
3 Month Pos #1881 increased(+168)
6 Month Pos #2343 increased(+63)
Year Pos #2553 decreased(-1080)

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On 221 reading lists
On 113 wish lists
On 13 completed lists
On 10 unfinished lists
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Beautiful Whiplash  
by jingrl89
June 30th, 2021, 3:28am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
Art = 10/10
As many others have said, it’s absolutely gorgeous. No complaints here. The drawing style is unique and each character has such a unique style and expressions.

Plot = 8/10
I gotta say I was frustrated at first because I thought it was a cliché Chinese harem drama, but it turns out it is so much deeper than that. The first big plot twist comes late in the chapters, so be patient. The twists and turns will have you on the edge of your seat and since it’s so convoluted and fast-paced all of a sudden you’ll have whiplash. This story has so many characters each with their own motivations that it’s very easy to get lost. I would never have read this if I couldn’t binge it from time to time (I can read Mandarin relatively fluently). It does makes my brain hurt if I read for too long sometimes tho. But it is easier to remember what’s happening when you don’t have to wait for chapters. The author really isn’t afraid to tackle so many dark issues, so it’s painful to my big softie heart to see these people suffer so much. But I can’t take off 1 point because of my personal squeamishness. The 1 point I took off is solely for how long it took to get to the first major plot twist. I took off another point for how rushed and convoluted the ending is.

Characters = 9/10
I think the FL and ML are very well fleshed-out. The other characters I can see how their development (or regression in some cases) makes sense. I took off 1 point for one of the characters whose character regression did not get shown well. I can understand why it happened after the fact, but I do not like how it happened so fast for such a bland character.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The Snow King became such a huge jerk in the second season just to use Qing Yan against the empress consort and dowager empress. Granted we don’t get to see much of him throughout the series (which is a shame he’s so hot), so maybe his acting transformation had time to work. He’s just so bland and I had the impression that he was more noble and honorable than that. If having his heart broken by the FL is enough to change his personality so much I would be suss if I was the dowager empress or empress consort (maybe not her tho because she kinda dumb). He was so unaffected during his long years in captivity and after losing his people that it seems strange to me that he’d suddenly become such a petty jerk over a slave


... Last updated on July 1st, 2021, 3:34pm
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Refreshingly unique  
by ZeroLevel
April 1st, 2021, 10:56am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I have been DYING to find an old-time palace drama where love is actually used as a weapon and not what everyone is aiming to achieve. That, I think is more realistic than what people might think. If you love dramas, plot twists and a refreshingly cunning heroine and male lead, this is a wonderful example. Would definitely read again.
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I am pleased  
by Lourie
January 18th, 2021, 8:20am
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
The palace is akin to a zoo, filled to the brim with snakes and rats.

This manhua truly went beyond my expectations. I'd been dying to read a story about power struggles, betrayals, back stabbing people, and this manhua delivered. The plot twists are (mostly) unpredictable and kept me on edge most of the time.

This is a historical manhua so of course there are nasty palace hoes as far as the eyes can see, but our MC actually learns from her past experiences and uses her damn wits to survive in the palace. She steps over some trash along the way, and I loved every second of it.

Then when S2 starts and she gets a new makeup look? I had to close my eyes for a second and take a deep breath. The fierce new look suits her true personality so much imo. 10/10.

Last but not least, the art. It's fantastic, obviously, and it makes the story flow so much better (the FL's hair do be looking like spaghetti noodles sometimes tho lmao).

Now, on to the negatives:
- The author attempted to lighten up the mood of the story by adding humor here and there, but she failed like 95% of the time. It never made me chuckle or even smile, so I just completely ignored it.

- At first it was really hard for me to get attached to the characters because they always refer to themselves in the third person, but I gradually got used to it (I understand that that's the way it was back then, but still).

- I'm also not completely sold on the main pairing but that's aight. So many things make up for it.


I highly recommend this. However, if you're surviving on your last brain cell, save this story for later. Don't force yourself to read it now, else your remaining brain cell gives up.

Adios.

... Last updated on March 2nd, 2021, 7:03pm
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Unpredictable plot!  
by Bebe~
February 15th, 2020, 1:09pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
So many twists and turns, I don't even know where to begin.You better buckle in for court politics, drama, deceit, romance, and betrayal! The author is a great story teller - I enjoy the dialog very much; don't even get me started on the beautiful art work! It's unparalleled...honestly, if the storyline was crap, I would still read it.That's how breathtaking each panel is.

Ling Zhi, who we all knew was clearly NOT your average person, aka
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Princess Shuoye
, is extremely smart, calculating and always deliberating her next moves in order to stay alive. This series shows us that not everything is as it seems...you'll find yourself shocked at every turn - what a thrill!!

Definitely worth a try.

... Last updated on January 17th, 2021, 12:14am
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Beautiful illustrations and twisted story  
by Miss Valentine
January 7th, 2020, 3:07am
Rating: N/A
Okay, so there are some points :

1. The illustration is so captivating that the artist manage to share the mood of every situation, when the coldness of bitter truth bites the characters or of the revelation of painful betrayal. accurate

2. twisted plot
Half of the story I was cheering for this one character cuz he's so tender and loving and then BAM! he's not the main character. And boy, you cannot tell just where the direction of the story go. you simply cannot expect it to be the light story of harem like many others out there. prepare to be surprised

3. No good character or bad character here. they all have their own reasons to do what they do

Highly recommended if you're into twisted plots and deep characters
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Amazing illustrations and plot twists for days  
by aoizora
December 13th, 2019, 4:15pm
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I highly recommend this webcomic. As the previous reviewer said, the panels are painstakingly detailed and the characters are drawn beautifully. On top of that the plot is crazy complicated. The author didn't pull any punches. Treachery, betrayal, supernatural, court politics - this manhua has it all. This isn't your average, shallow historical romance. Give it a shot, my top manhua of the year.
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Gorgeous drawings with an interesting plot  
by baka_otaku
October 13th, 2019, 6:04pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
Definitely try out this webcomic! Each panel is lusciously colored and even the story is intriguing!!! Highly recommended
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