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The Abandoned Empress  
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As proud daughter of House Monique, Aristia was raised to become the next empress of the Castina Empire. But with the appearance of a mysterious new girl, everything has fallen apart: the Emperor has turned his back, and Aristia’s miserable life as a lower queen is cut short by death. However a second chance to change her fate sees her reborn ‒to 7 years earlier! “Is this a dream or reality? Will my destiny repeat?”

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Beorim Badeun Hwangbi
Hoàng Phi Bị Ruồng Bỏ
La emperatriz abandonada
Suterareta Kouhi
الإمبراطورة المهجورة
버림 받은 황비

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132 Chapters (Ongoing)

Season 1: 46 Chapters (Complete) 1~46
Season 2: 41 Chapters (Complete) 47~87
Season 3: 45 Chapters (Ongoing) 88~132

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I lost precious braincells reading this  
by Lourie
January 3rd, 2021, 12:57pm
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
I've already posted my detailed reviews of this story here, here, and here. I'm simply commenting on this website just so I could give a 2* rating and rant some more. I would've given it a 1* if not for the art.

Basically: This is a horrible portrayal of how one deals with mental trauma. It absolutely gutted me to see how Tia's trauma was constantly brushed under the rug just so the author could move the plot forward.

Obviously, this is not a good story. It's painful and confusing and very, very shallow. Most of all, it's a waste of time. There are tons of fantastic stories out there that deal with mental trauma and getting a second chance in life.

Skip this one. Save your time and brain.
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by yuri_shibuya
December 27th, 2020, 6:44pm
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
This manhwa is really all about Tia reincarnating so that she can be better suited for the prince.. its giving a very dangerous message that it was all Tia's fault on what happened to her in the past. That she wasnt good enough..

I can't help but complain why can't reincarnated FL just find their own NEW happiness. I mean, why must she go back to crown prince when she can have a whole new start and new love to find.

What is the use of reincarnating if you are going back to the very person who made you suffer in your first life...
The heroine is weak willed and too forgiving. She has no dignity and self respect. The author is taking trauma and PTSD so lightly. This manhwa is stressful to read.. im glad i abandoned this. No regrets.. i dont get the author.

A waste of beautiful art on a trashy material
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You better read the novel, the manhwa doesn't give justice on the complexity of the story  
by Dizzy-Wuzzy
November 26th, 2020, 10:36am
Rating: N/A
I like the manhwa, but as the story progressed, they fall out in many ways. Season 1 to early season 3 is good, even tho they omitted a lot of things but it's okay. but the flaws getting more clearer as the more Tia had aged. You see, Tia finally reached the age of coming and she involved more in the empire's political warfare... but instead, they cut out the political matters a lot and it made everything rushed out here and there. When you read the novel, it's clearly a political-romance novel, with politics plays a really big role in the story's direction. To be honest, the novel really lacks romantic scenes that I doubt really the main point of the story. But, the story narrated through Tia's POV so it's a mix of them.

About the whole controversy of the spoiler, it depends on how readers' perception of Tia's character. It's complicated to pinpoint since every reader has a different perception of Tia's character from the start of the story. But, I think the closest description of Tia's character is: She is a hopeless romantic girl, always wishing for a fairy-tale love (the true love, eternal one partner) but she was traumatized to love someone romantically but at the same time she wants to be loved like how she wished. That's her character-driven through the whole story. She has an unquenchable thirst for love, everything she does has something to do with not wanting to be abandoned. That's why she always avoids the path where she might get feeling hurt for being abandoned by someone she loved. She was traumatized for being abandoned by someone she devoted her heart to.

So, with that characterization of her, that got mixed up with the reader's perception of her, it's understandable why a lot of people got mad on this story. And the prologue doesn't give you a great impression of the ML. My suggestion is to separate him from his title as "emperor and ML" to understand his core character and development through the story. It's not meant to make you sympathize with him, but to understand fully his nature. I think his nature is very similar to Tia: he's hopeless romantic, he has an unquenchable thirst for love.

Back to why the manhwa went downhill, they crop important events but at the same time adding more typical shoujo's troupe that makes the romance that readers supposed to like looks toxic, even for me who like the story.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The kiss in the novel is consensual, Tia replied the kiss as excited as he was. In the manhwa, it looks reaaally uncomfortable and non-consensual. Only Ruve who was happy with it.

I like the manhwa, but I might hold back a little cos since I've read the novel my expectation bar kinda too high and got crushed so bad with more new rushed chapters.
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by DimensionBreaker
October 7th, 2020, 10:38pm
Rating: N/A
I don’t understand how she falls for him after everything he’s done in the past life. Not only that, but it basically showed that he can’t love Tia for being who she was originally. Only because she’s scared and distant, is his interest piqued. Like her original self was someone who did everything in her power to be the best for him. She put in so much effort only to be treated like crap. as a comment previously mentioned, if she stayed the same, he would probably be the same too.

2/10 and not 1 for the sake of the artist.
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My Opinion: No Hating  
by Sylphenne
August 29th, 2020, 1:59am
Rating: N/A
This is my opinion but....

1. We have to accept that our FL and ML have their own faults. We have too look deeper as to why they acted that way. Both of them were puppets and a doll used masterfully by their factions. Our female lead is only focused on her and the prince and forgot to look at her surroundings.

2. As his second wife and for being in a political marriage, our FL has a duty to give birth to the next Emperor.

3. I think our ML despite being poisoned and being controlled as a puppet is still rational. He never slept with his Empress ( Jeiun ) and his Queen ( Aristia ) despite everyone pishing him to sleep with them so that they can have a baby. Of course this is politics people, the nobles wants to control the baby for their own political gain. But yes, he never did... not until the said 'rape' happened.

4. When our ML ( Ruveliss ) told our FL ( Aristia ) to strip and forced her, he was just fed up with her faction, the imperialist always bugging him to sleep with her already so that her baby can represent the Imperialist faction. Our ML thought that our FL is asking them for her ... or so he thought.

5. Actually if you ask me she can really push him away but she didn't ... instead of thinking such thing, she though that maybe if she make love to him, if she give her whole self to him then maybe she can gain his attention and love. She also gave him her wholeself because she is after all his queen, his concubine. [ As such our ML even thought that she might be aiming to be his favourite concubine by doing so ]

6. The killed her child part ... in this, she was already slowly poisoned. Hence for her weak body. The ML did push her but it was but an accident but of course we won't look in that right? Our FL was standing so close to our ML, if you remember Aristia almost fell due to dizziness but Ruveliss caught her, then Jeiun barged in the room without even knocking and went mad at them so Ruveliss tried to stop Jeiun to explain and forgot the Aristia was standing so close to him.

7. In the POV of our ML ... he hated her because of the report that was given to him. When Aristia went to work the next day as if nothing happened to her. She just had a miscarriage! Yet she worked the next day?! Amazing right? She didn't even mourn for tge lost child and it made Ruveliss hate her more ... she thought of her as a cruel woman who won't even mourn for the death of their child.

8. So Aristia worked the next day as if nothing happened. I do think she was stupid and cruel... this FL... the reason she didn't mourn for the child is because she was more hurt for the fact that since she can never have a child anymore, she can never have his attention anymore. She was just planning on using the child as a way to gain his attention and live and now that the child is gone, he'll never look at her anymore.

9. With this both of them felt like they are no longer needed. Ruveliss felt that Aristia was happy because she doesn't have to carry his child. Aristia thought that Ruveliss will now leave her for good and she can no longer win his heart because of this indcident. Again, they think too political here... because that's their environment they grew up with.

All in all, their first timeline is too political and their minds got distorted. But we have to remember that this is set during medival times and political marriage is common and accepted, especially for nobles like them... also they are no ordinary nobles... they are raised as the future Emperor and Empress.

This story is an emotional roller coaster and our author made it so. But we have to be honest that what happened to them in their first life is the fault of their own upbringing, they weren't ordinary people nor nobles. But because they were all starving for love becuase they do not know it, they became twisted and lonely.

Their second timeline is a good what if they were like this in the first then the first timeline didn't have to happen.

You also have to remember the madness of politics and nobles and human's greed for power can cause one to be twisted. They were playing a game of tactics and people treated them as chess pieces. This isn't a story that only focused on love but also politics and freedom from past trauma.

Its just ironic that the one who freed Aristia from her trauma is none other than the person who gave it to her... although its the second timeline him. None of them changed, what changed is that they realized what could have happened if they continued to go on that path and that triggered the changes.
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Cliché Pairing and Unreasonable Plotline  
by Violetgirl110
August 2nd, 2020, 10:48pm
Rating: N/A
No matter how much the FMC tries to escape her fate she still loves her abuser from her past life, the rapist prince. The prince is a despicable character and still gets to be the main lead love interest. Even though she's reincarnated to a new life, the prince ia not justified. Then, there's the return of a dumbass whiny "child of prophecy", Jieun, she's evil, lazy, and manipulative yet still get to be "the child of God." What kind of God ia that?!? Sounds more like Lucifer.
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Very interesting, well-developed story if not for pairing a former abuser with his rape victim...  
by moonmystery
July 24th, 2020, 8:00pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Art: 7/10 The fashion design and general panel layout are really well done. The characters are aesthetically pleasing, although Ji-eun's eyes look kinda wack in the first 10 chapters. Overall, love the aesthetics.

Characters: 7/10 Everyone (aside from crown prince) has an interesting backstory. I especially enjoy the female MC's progression from a doormat to a girl with sense and ambition. The one sad part is... though the characters are interesting, the author kind of forgets about some of them halfway through the series. They end up just making cameos every now and then... What a pity for the characters I love....... ngl, i'm mainly reading this still for the precious redhead knight .

Plot: 6/10 It's interesting how the story antagonizes Ji-eun, the typical exotic-heroine-from-modern-Asia with magical powers. I enjoy the twists and turns this author sets up, even if some of them are not well-executed. Unfortunately, this story gets dinged for pairing a rape/miscarriage/cheating victim suffering from chronic PTSD with her former abuser... This abuser also broke the MC's heart countless times...The author gratuitously bombarded MC with abuse only to gloss over it when convenient. Ew.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Ok... about that situation with the crown prince...So our female MC did consent; she did not say no to intercourse per se, but definitely wasn't a happy/loving moment either. After all, she didn't have the authority to necessarily refuse, although she could have at least tried to...Yeah, for all intents and purposes that ... was rapey. Also he was cheating on the so-called love-of-his-life at the time when he forced MC to screw him. A cheating rapist? Not a good start... Not to mention his lover didn't even find out until MC got pregnant and showed morning sickness in public. Wowwwww. What a lying, two-faced, cheating a*shole... He totally abuses his powers as the crown prince...The MC girl that wants him despite all his abuse? Absolutely idiotic.

And to top it off, he goes and says he will never accept the MC's children as his even though he chose to screw her... I see people online cussing out the girl that crown prince chose to be his lover, but the reality is that she has every right to be angry about the situation since she didn't know he was going around raping the MC. From that girl's point of view, the MC was the mistress to her prince charming.

Then, in a moment of absolute lack of spatial awareness, as*hole crown prince accidentally causes the pregnant MC to fall, leading to her miscarriage. We find out that the miscarriage ruined her frail body--she can't conceive again. WOW. Isn't that just swell? The crown prince's list of abuses against her and her family just continues to escalate until her very death.

Overall I would recommend new readers to read this despite the ultimate pairing of abuser x victim... The story has really good pacing and keeps you on your toes. Just remember to be critical of the elements mentioned in the spoiler above.
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I disagree with how the plot turned out to be, but it's still worth to continue to read.  
by mallika23
July 17th, 2020, 7:22pm
Rating: N/A
In the early chapters, I really hate the male lead, the prince, for the cruelty he did to the female lead, Aristia. In my perspective, it's not merely neglectment. It's abuse! He raped her, made her pregnant and lose her baby, and killed her father without any signs of regret. As a woman, I felt anger and sadness when I read that. I was not surprised when she closed herself when the prince tried to touch him in her second life. Traumatic events such as abuse is not that easy to be forgotten, and household abuse should not be forgiven easily.

This reminds me to the plot on "Iris, the Lady with the Smartphone". In that plot, Iris made grand plan to take revenge on those who abused her, and those who abused her are trash from the beginning.

For me, the prince should not be forgiven for his sins. The plot turned out to make the prince as a misunderstood character, a cruel but turns out good character, and made us symphatize with him. I disagree with this. There should be justice for the main character, and punishment for what the prince had done. I honestly hoped in the beginning that Tia would end up with Allen or Sein so that she will be safe, but it seems it would not be so.

But well, the story turned out to still made the prince as the main partner for Tia. I strongly disagree, but the plot is getting quite heated, now that on the recent chapters Jieun came back. She's the main reason on how Monique House first got their downfall. I really wish all the best for Aristia. I bet this one would be different from previously, since Aristia has made a lot of changes and connections since her comeback in the second life.

... Last updated on July 17th, 2020, 7:37pm
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Spoilers on Why It's Worth a Shot  
by Castalia_
July 12th, 2020, 7:57pm
Rating: N/A
TLDR: There are a lot of second chance/isekai manhwas/manhuas that is about coming back for revenge on the person who betrayed her and if that's what you're looking for, this isn't for you.

It has a lot of similar trope of the "reborn/isekai" genre. First timeline or in the original story, the FL is ignored/hated by everyone else around her and doesn't have many/any friends. She is reborn (or now the MC is in the FL's body with MC's personality and not the original character's personality), she's now a "better" person and is now loved by (mostly) everyone because she's so smart, nice, etc (Think Duchess with An Empty Soul [reborn], The Duchess' 50 Tea Recipes [iseaki]).

I can understand the reason why people dislike/hate this manhwa. I started reading this and then went to read the novel because I want to make sense of the spoilers and comments on the manhwa. Now that I finished the Korean novel, I can understand why she ends up with the person she did in the end. This is similar to Doctor Elise and Survive as the Hero's Wife and kind of similar to Suddenly Became A Princess One Day (except FL here is executed by her father in the first "timeline", and not her husband). In this case, I feel that if the author didn't dwell too much (making it 6 chapters) on her first timeline, this manhwa will get less hate (compare to these similar manhwas).

Extremely long reasons for not hating the direction the manhwa/novel went:

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
1. People are angry Tia ends up with her abuser (the crowned prince) in the end.
But she didn't. Yes, Rube (ML/prince) abused her in the first timeline. And I think he deserve the fate that he got in the first timeline. Someone else here explained what happened but he did not get a happy ending. But 2nd timeline Rube is NOT the same person. There is a conversation that Tia (FL) has with Ji-Eun in the novel about nature vs. nurture. Is someone's personality set in stone and it's not something that you can change? The author of the novel is making an argument that that isn't the case. Similar to how Tia is no longer how she was in the first timeline, Rube isn't the same person either. Can we hold something that 2nd Timeline Rube has not commit against him? In the second timeline, at the beginning, he is a bit of an a-hole toward her. But if we look at the situation from his perspective, everyone, including his own father and "mother" (the empress, not his birth mother), treat this girl better than him. If it's just tutors and other people, okay. But when your own parents treat a random girl better than you, you'll probably be a bit hostile toward her. And then, once Tia transmigrates, she is always super afraid of him. But at this point, he hasn't done anything to her besides act a bit cold, so he doesn't understand why. But once he found out why (via the letter), he changes his attitude toward her.

2. People are angry that she transmigrated so that she can be better suited for prince/Rube.
Except I don't think that's the case. She transmigrated so that she can "pioneer" her own path. In the first timeline, she was destined to be the empress and because of that, Tia never had any agenda of her own. She did as she was told - which was to love the prince and be the perfect empress. Looking at this objectively, I don't even know why in the first timeline she even liked the prince besides she was supposed to. In the novel, she tells Ji-Eun that in the first timeline that the only person she cares about is the prince. Even after all that happened, up to the point she thought Rube killed her father (he didn't actually, the prince lied, the father was alive until she died and then he committed suicide), she didn't even care about how he treated her and just wanted him to love her. She was upset that she lost her baby because she thought if they had a baby together, the prince would love her. She was upset she couldn't have any baby because she thought the prince would love her if she could have a child. Her entire world revolved around him.

In the novel, Rube and a couple of people brought it up but kept avoiding talking about what actually happened, but something happened when Tia was young (around five). I'm not sure whether it's whatever this was that cause her to become emotionless or just people training her that she shouldn't show emotions, but she became emotionless and had no friends. In addition to having no friends, her emotionless also cause issues with her relationship with her father, who also had issues with openly showing his love, too. (He did love her though - side note below on that). But in the second timeline, because she's more open with her affection toward her father, her father in turn learns to be slightly more open with showing his love for her. And in being more affectionate for the people around her (her father, the knights, etc), she changed everyone, including the crowned prince/Rube. And I don't think they would end up together if he doesn't change either (more on that later).

And for those who are saying she ends back up with Rube so nothing has changed/she hasn't pioneer anything. But this time around, she chooses to be with Rube. She doesn't end up with him because of fate or because she is told to, but she decides in the end to accept him. She chooses to become an empress.

[Side note for people who are hating on the father: There's an explanation on why Tia's father acts the way he does. Tia's mother was betrothed to the emperor but she and Tia's father fell in love with each other. The emperor let them get married on the condition that Tia's father swears a blood oath to be loyal to the imperial family aka he will die if he break the oath. But he does love his daughter - in the end of the first timeline, when he realized that she was miserable in this marriage, he didn't care about his blood oath anymore, he went to the prince (emperor) to get him to let her leave the palace.]

3. People are angry why she doesn't end up with the second leads (Allendis/Carsien) over the ML (who causes her PTSD).
Sadly both of them never had a chance. Tia did not come back for romantic relationships or even revenge. When she died in the first timeline, she was abandoned by the person she married, she was abandoned by people who were supposedly supporting her (the pro-emperor faction), and she lost her father. She just wanted to have friends who won't abandon her and actually have a healthy loving relationship with her father.

Because of what happened with Rube in the first timeline, she didn't think she could love anyone again because she would always be afraid of the person she loves abandoning her again. While I don't agree with this, but, the way the novel is written (and it's in first person perspective from Tia's POV), the only person that can make her love again is Rube. Going off a line she says in the novel to sum it up: She is no longer the abandoned empress but the beloved empress. If it's anyone else she ends up with, she still would be the abandoned empress. Only by ending up with Rube, she is no longer "abandoned." Rube in the first timeline abandons her easily as soon as Ji-Eun appears. Only the 2nd timeline Rube can prove that she won't be easily abandoned. And he does prove this to her time and time again that he won't abandon her for her to finally accept him in the end (Ji-Eun appearing, the doctor misdiagnosing her to be infertile, meaning that he won't have a heir, etc).

Also while I do see the argument for Carsien for a better match for her, but Allendis is an obsessive psychopath. Not to the point of hurting her but definitely not a healthy relationship.

The novel is 300+ chapters long, and it isn't until 280something that they finally end up together. She doesn't easily end back up with the person who cause her PTSD. There are times where she does compare him to the 1st timeline Rube and he has to and does prove to her that he isn't him for her to get pass it. And she wasn't fully heal from all that happened in the first timeline until the very end when he does a blood oath to promise her that he will love her forever in return for her being by his side forever.

However, I would recommend this, because it's an interesting take for second chance manhwa/novel. Of course, you'll have to be open-minded that the 2nd timeline Rube isn't the same person as the 1st timeline Rube. If you read the first couple of chapters about 1st timeline and then the spoiler/ending, it won't make sense on why she ends up with she does. But if you do get it a shot and read the entire thing (yes, I know the manhwa isn't finish), you can see why she does.

... Last updated on July 15th, 2020, 5:51pm
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Read the spoiler please  
by prinzpudding
July 1st, 2020, 1:35am
Rating: N/A

I had to delete the whole comment just to tell you this. The one spoiler that helps me sleep soundly tonight.
Credit goes to yooyunayoo, thank you pal for your marvelous spoiler.


"I know everyone is pissed that Tia ends up with Ruve after he raped her, killed her family, her unborn child, and her, but there's a reason for all that."

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
So the background is, Ruve's father, the Emperor, has always been very cold and distant to him, raising him with harsh expectations and no love. The Emperor was actually in love with Tia's mom, Jeremiah. Keiran (Tia's dad) was engaged to be married with another woman (Karsein's mother actually) in a political marriage, but he also fell in love with Jeremiah.

Jeremiah was in love with Keiran, not the Emperor. The only person in the empire who can break off the official engagement between Keiran & Karsein's mom is the emperor, but obviously the emperor wants them to get married so he can hopefully marry Jeremiah. However, Keiran offers to swear an oath of absolute loyalty to the Emperor if he will give up on Jeremiah and allow Keiran to marry Jeremiah by breaking the official engagement.

The Emperor/King is actually a very just, wise man and he realizes he cannot put his own personal feelings ahead of the good of the Empire, so he gives up on his love for Jeremiah and breaks off Keiran's engagement so Keiran can marry Jeremiah and then Jeremiah gives birth to Tia.

Just some background, I'm probably mixing them up (?) but Tia's family is part of the "Aristocrats" (I think) which mainly support the Emperor and on the other side you have the "nobles" or something, which oppose the emperor. The emperor is actually not as powerful as you think, as the noble faction have basically 50% the power of the empire and the Emperor+aristocrats the other 50%. The emperor needs to ensure the aristocrat faction that supports him is unified (there's in-fighting inside both factions), which is why he wanted Keiran to swear an oath of absolute loyalty to him.

Tia has her father's coloring, but looks exactly like Jeremiah, which is why the Emperor (who was in love with Jeremiah), loves her so much and treats her like a daughter. He gives her all the love he has and gives zero love to his son. The reason is because in order to survive as Emperor, you have to be cold, logical, rational, and strong-willed. He does love prince Ruve a lot, but was perhaps misguided.

The aristocrats all have harsh expectations on Ruve to grow up to be intelligent, rational, capable so everyone is always telling him "You need to stop whining, you need to be better". On the other hand, Tia is naturally gifted and smart and everyone always says "Tia is so amazing, we love her so much!" Imagine being a young boy, growing up and seeing how everyone, including your own father, loves Tia so much and nobody gives any love to you at all. Of course he grows to resent Tia.

Only two people ever showed "love" to Ruve, which is Jeremiah and Duke Jenna/Zena (or whatever his name is, the main villain). However, when Jeremiah gets assassinated later on, she happily gives up her life to protect Tia, while ignoring Ruve (who was also in the same room), so Ruve feels betrayed that Jeremiah didn't care about him at all, which I mean, of course this woman will protect her biological daughter over the unrelated prince. Like Jeremiah rushes to Tia and covers Tia with her body, while leaving Ruve to fend for himself against the assassins.

After this, Duke Zena is the only person who shows any "love" to Prince Ruve, which is why he believes anything Zena says. Zena basically tells Ruve that Tia is an unfeeling, incredibly manipulative and intelligent woman who is out to marry him so she can get more power for her household and the aristocrat faction. Thus Ruve hates Tia even more.

Tia, on the other hand, despite being loved by everyone, also has really harsh expectations put on her and she feels she cannot show any weakness, that she must prove herself to be a capable Empress. She actually does have trouble expressing her feelings which is why Zena's whole "she has no feelings" rings true to Ruve. However, through her actions, Tia proves that she cares deeply about the Empire, her household, and even Ruve.

However, one day Ji-Eun magically appears and is denoted the "child of god" and the one who is supposed to be empress. Ji-Eun is basically an average Korean 16 year old girl. Imagine getting thrown into a game of thrones setting at 16. She lost her friends and family and is completely alone in the new world. Zena tells Ji-Eun about all the s**t that goes down and basically says "If you don't manage to get Prince Ruve's support, you will probably get raped and killed cause the politics here are deadly". He also tells Ji-Eun "Ruve is desperate for love, so just be happy and smiling and tell him you love him". So Ji-Eun, terrified for her life, does everything she can to seduce Ruve and he falls in love with her because she is "honest" with her feelings and "innocent".

Thus Tia becomes the "abandoned empress" and Ji-Eun the actual empress. Ji-Eun now gets to enjoy a life of luxury and wealth, while Tia does all the official Empress duties as the "Queen". The Empire is thriving and everyone thinks "Life is so good and our Empress is such a wonderful, kind, happy person, while that b***h Tia thinks she's so much better than everyone. She always acting so stuck up."

NOW THE IMPORTANT PART. Zena's plans are in motion and he wants even more power, so he begins to poison Ruve with a psychotropic drug that makes him angry, bipolar, and schizophrenic. He also feeds lies to Ruve and Ruve hears the people+staff... basically everyone saying how Tia is a total smug, superior b***h who is power-hungry and pissed off her plans to get power failed cause Ji-Eun showed up. There are rumors that Tia wants to assassinate Ji-Eun so she can get back the place of Empress.

Ruve confronts Tia and wants her to be honest with him, but she basically thinks "I'm scared of you, I cannot be honest with you" and tells him "you won't believe me anyway" and Ruve goes "So you're basically admitting all the rumors about you are true." Now don't forget he is drugged with those psychotropic drugs, so that's when he rapes her. And of course, he later pushes her and causes her to miscarry.

He does feel extremely guilty about this, but when Tia finds out she miscarried and can no longer have children (her womb is damaged), she laughs crazily in front of many maids/servants, basically cursing god (Vita) for her life. Zena and the palace staff report that Tia laughed like crazy, saying "I'm so glad I don't have to give birth to that f**ker's baby. Thank god I had a miscarriage". Of course Ruve gets pissed off at this and thinks what kind of monster is happy her baby died. Thus Tia just confirmed all the rumors about her.

Tia's father, Keiran, understands Tia is unhappy and miserable and begs Ruve to take Tia away. He wants to fake her death and have her live quietly in another country. At the same time, Zena fakes an assassination on Ji-Eun and blames Tia for it, but Ruve has some moments of clarity. He thinks "If Tia wants to escape to another country, why would she risk killing Ji-Eun? The only point in killing Ji-Eun is if Tia wants to stay and become Empress."

I'm kind of confused too with the novel/webtoon, but I think there's not enough evidence to tie Tia + Keiran + her house into the assassination attempt, but Ruve & Tia fight and he lies to her that he killed her father, because he wants to hurt her in retaliation for her laughing that their unborn child died. Tia, who was also poisoned by Duke Zena, goes crazy upon hearing her father was killed and stabs Ruve. Of course, now there is enough evidence that Tia committed treason, attempted assassination of the Emperor, so Zena and everyone votes to have her executed. Ruve actually votes against them but is outvoted. He only wants Tia banished to another country. He was actually trying to grant her wish to escape the palace. He was setting her free.

However, Tia is executed and dies thinking Ruve had killed her father and sentenced her to death when none of that actually happened.

Anyway, now that Tia is gone, Ruve continues to get crazier after being poisoned with the drugs, Zena causes unrest in the Empire by continuing to gather more power, and Ji-Eun must now do all of Tia's duties. How can you expect a modern 16-21 year old girl to run an Empire? Ji-Eun makes a ton of dumb decisions and that with all the other crazy going on means the Empire goes to ruins.

All the people that used to praise Ji-Eun and say "Tia is so smug and unlikable" suddenly turn on Ji-Eun. Suddenly everyone says "Ji-Eun is such a dumbass. How can anyone be so dumb? She's probably faking dumb and is actually evil and wants us to all suffer and die. Nobody can be THAT dumb. When Tia was Queen, she was so smart and the Empire was thriving." Basically everyone regretted tr*shing Tia and wished she were still alive and the Empress.

Ji-Eun is devastated that suddenly everyone turned on her and one day Ruve finally tells her, after another dumb decision, "Why are you so dumb? I wish you had died and Tia was Empress". Ji-Eun also gets pregnant at this time and feels so alone and powerless and worried about the future of her baby.

Ruve has figured out at this time that Zena is not his "father figure" but was actually poisoning him and that everything about Tia was a lie. For instance, Ji-Eun keeps saying she loves him but after 5 (?) years together, has no idea what his favorite/disliked foods are, whereas Tia figured it out within a couple of weeks. Tia also took so much pressure off him by handling many Empire matters for him, whereas Ji-Eun actually stresses him out with more work with her dumb decisions. He realizes Tia loved him and showed it through actions, just not words, while Ji-Eun's words were empty and hollow and betrayed by her careless actions.

Ruve also realizes that he is dead soon, especially if Ji-Eun gives birth to a son, since Zena will kill him and then assume the role of "regent", while raising and brainwashing the baby who will one day inherit the empire. Ruve has a way to save his life by killing Ji-Eun and he considers it, but realizes that killing her + the unborn child will be doing the same thing to her what he did to Tia, something he regrets with all his heart. And in case you forgot, he actually wanted to save her life and send her away from the empire, just Zena + the nobles were too powerful and ordered Tia executed. I think the webtoon actually portrayed this badly since they showed Ruve kind of with a superior/unfeeling look on his face while she was executed, when in reality he wanted to spare her.

So he instead realizes he's lost and Zena will now take over the Empire, so he gives up on being Emperor and tries to run away, but Zena gets wind of this and sends soldiers to assassinate Ruve. Ruve falls down a cliff and as he lies dying, he gazes up at the moon (the king is the sun and the moon symbolizes the queen/empress) and he thinks the moon is Tia and basically begs her for forgiveness and thinks death is not so bad since he will be reunited with Tia.

This is all background and Tia gets sent back in time, of course.


This time, Tia realizes she should be more "open" with her feelings and she's not actually alone, there's so many people who support her and love her. Don't forget she also thought her father was somewhat "unfeeling" but realized he risked his life and household to make her happy. He begged Ruve to fake her death and let her live quietly in another country, showing how much he actually loved her.

Thus 2nd timeline (2TL) Tia shows her emotions more and Ruve, seeing Tia showing all these emotions and laughing with Karsein + Allen, realizes she is not unfeeling and cold. Also, don't forget that Tia inheriting her household makes it impossible for her to become Empress (due to some rules and stuff), so how can Tia be power-hungry and out to manipulate him, Ruve, when she appears to want to break off the engagement? Thus 2nd timeline (2TL) Ruve realizes a lot of what Zena said about Tia was a lie.

Oh, and BIG SPOILER ABOUT ALLEN, but Allen, despite being much more capable than his brother, is passed over in favor of his older brother. Allen wants to inherit the household, thinking he is better than his brother, but the parents think it's unfair, since the oldest son is supposed to inherit. Even though Allen is definitely better, the oldest son is capable still. Allen thinks this means his parents don't really love him and he gets driven to Zena's side as a spy.

Allen also is sociopathic and possessive of Tia. At one point, he considers killing her father, Keiran, because Keiran sees through Allen's true nature. He also kind of has an erot*c daydream about strangling Tia to death so she will always be his. His other plot is to kidnap Tia and keep her locked up in a secret house forever, so she will belong to him only.

However, he does have a moment of clarity where he realizes he is f**ked up in the head and he double-crosses Zena to the current Emperor, who sends Allen away to another country, but thanks him for realizing the error of his ways.

So Allen did love Tia enough to realize his love for her was messed up and psychotic. He willingly went away to protect Tia from himself.

Ruve falls in love with Tia because of how expressive and lively she is in the second timeline, and also because, if you've forgotten, he loved Jeremiah (Tia's mother) because only Jeremiah + Zena ever showed him love +affection, and Tia resembles Jeremiah.

After Ruve died in the first timeline, Ji-Eun gives birth to a girl, who cannot inherit the throne and with Ruve dead, it means the royal lineage is broken. Zena can now over take the throne legally, so he decides to kill Ji-Eun and stabs her and her baby daughter to death.

Ji-Eun b****es to god/Vita about how unfair her life was and Vita (God) offers Ji-Eun a choice. She can send Ji-Eun back to modern day Korea with her memories completely erased, or she can send Ji-Eun back to the moment she arrived in the Abandoned Empress world with her memories intact.

Ji-Eun does miss Korea + her family, but don't forget this choice came literally 10 seconds after she got stabbed in the stomach by her "friend" Duke Zena. Ji-Eun hates Ruve for abandoning her ("I wish Tia was alive and you were dead instead"), hates Zena for manipulating and killing her, and most of all, hates that Tia took everyone's love even in death. Remember, after the Empire started to crumble, the people and Ruve all said they regretted how they treated Tia and wished she was the Empress and said Ji-Eun was dumb tr*sh.

Ji-Eun also thinks if she runs away to Korea with her memories erased, it means admitting to herself she lost to Tia, that she is and will always be inferior to Tia. She thinks if she actually works hard she can match Tia and become a powerful empress who can take revenge on Prince Ruve + Duke Zena. Thus in her anger and pride, she chooses to relive a second life instead of going back home to Korea.

When Ji-Eun arrives this time, she does everything she can to seduce Ruve because she wants to make him fall in love with her so she can then toss him aside and destroy him, the Empire, and Zena.

But at this point Ruve only loves Tia and none of Ji-Eun's attempts work. So she instead asks Zena to adopt her, so she can have the aristocrat backing and become Empress. Her second goal, of course, is to spy on Zena and find out his weakness so she can kill him.

Zena though is smart and while he wants to manipulate Ji-Eun and make her Empress, doesn't trust Ji-Eun at all. By the way, Ji-Eun has a special power where she can heal flowers/plants, just not humans. Tia's power from God is that she can hear Vita's voice/holy messages, just like some priests can.

Anyway, yada yada, s**t happens and then one day Tia gets stabbed and almost dies, but Ji-Eun who finally realizes that neither Ruve nor Tia are the true villains, begs God to save Tia's life and Vita/God tells Ji-Eun she can save Tia by giving up her magical powers and losing her status as a "child of god". Ji-Eun willingly does so and Tia's life is saved.

Ji-Eun works with Ruve + Tia to bring down Zena and Zena does get judged for his crimes and his whole household is beheaded and killed.

Ji-Eun saw herself as a protagonist in an isekai novel, thinking that she was the main character and Tia was the villainess out to steal her position and love, but realized in the end, she was actually the villainess. This is why she saves Tia's life, because she wants redemption. She also regrets so much not taking Vita/God's offer to go back to Korea with her memories erased.

Ruve and everyone else in the Empire wants to kill Ji-Eun, since she is a co-conspirator and Zena's adopted daughter, but Tia begs them for mercy, however, Tia is overruled, just like first timeline Ruve was overruled when he asked for clemency for Tia.

Tia visits Ji-Eun in prison and asks why Ji-Eun hated her so much and why Ji-Eun decided to save her. Ji-Eun tells Tia "I was supposed to be the protagonist, I was supposed to be loved and have a happily ever after, but even in death you stole that from me. Ruve & the people told me they loved you more and that I was useless tr*sh. You have everything that I don't have."

At this point Tia gets pissed and goes "WTF. Ruve + the people executed me and treated me like tr*sh for years. How can you be jealous of me?"

At this point Ji-Eun goes "Be honest, you looked down on me."

And Tia does admit she looked down on Ji-Eun as being dumb and incompetent and was upset that Ruve + the people loved her despite Ji-Eun being a dumb Empress.

The girls both find it ironic they envied the other.

At this point Tia gives Ji-Eun an option, which Ruve agreed to. She gives Ji-Eun two bottles, one with real poison and one with a Romeo+Juliet poison that will fake death. Ji-Eun can choose to die or she can be smuggled away to another country and live there quietly for the rest of her life.

Tia tells Ji-Eun "this is your choice" and then walks away and you never find out what choice Ji-Eun chose but in side stories I think it says she chose to live.

Tia & Ruve get married and have 2 daughters + 1 son. The daughter inherits the Marquess household while the son becomes the greatest Emperor in the history of the Empire.

Vita had originally said the "blessed child of god" would bring eternal happiness to the empire, but in the first timeline, the empire crumbled due to Zena and everyone (including Zena) lost. In the second timeline, they all lived happily ever after, except Zena + ji-Eun. Since Ji-Eun gave up her powers, Tia is the only "child of god" in the second timeline. Also, Ji-Eun eventually comes to peace with her life and lives a quiet, but fulfilled life as an ordinary person in another country. Kind of bittersweet she never got to see her Korea family again, but that was her choice and she has to live with it.

... Last updated on July 1st, 2020, 3:56am
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