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From NOIR:

Lena Ha is a beautiful and a tough girl who is the captain of the kendo team. She meets Hye-Min Kang, the son of the president of a big company in Korea, and the two seem to fall in love at first sight.

But when Lena learns that she and Hye-Min are half-siblings, she runs away and falls into a strange body of water. When Lena wakes up, she finds herself in a strange kingdom...and learns that she may be its only hope. Now Lena, disguised as Ley, is ready for many adventures.


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Vị Cứu Tinh

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Cat Chan Scans
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Latest Release(s)
v.17 c.55b (end) by NOIR & Evil Flowers over 7 years ago
v.17 c.55a by NOIR & Evil Flowers over 7 years ago
v.17 c.54b by NOIR & Evil Flowers over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

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5 topics, 39 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (750 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.42 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 2nd 2017, 6:25pm PST



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Issue (Daiwon)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (6 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #283 increased(+33)
Monthly Pos #322 increased(+3)
3 Month Pos #304 increased(+2)
6 Month Pos #280 increased(+7)
Year Pos #270 decreased(-35)

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On 1157 reading lists
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where to buy the volumes about 1 year ago
Lena/Ley should end up with... over 2 years ago
Needs a sequel over 4 years ago
Saver? yay or nay? over 5 years ago
Tragedy over 7 years ago

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abiding strenght...Thy name is woman.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by milern
August 7th, 2009, 6:38pm
Man, I wish I was as strong and charismatic as this girl. (Meaning Lena/ Ley) By simply being herself; the androgynous enigma Lena unwittingly draws all sorts of characters to herself, much like the way a high burning flame calls forth many moths. Lena's character; her enduring personality, her fortitude, earn people's respect, their admiration, and this is even before the whole "Child of Prophecy / Save the world" deal. Her silent and dismissing attitude can and is often mistaken for coldness, while we the readers know this to not be the case...Inside of this girl boils all sorts of crippling emotions, and with good reason. Manga characters have given up on life for lesser burdens; compared to the many that this engaging heroine has to bear. The imagery in the overall artwork is beautifully depicted and detailed. The men are absolute bishies. Lucien, Micheal even the villainous count is gorgeous *Insert drool here*. The plot is rich in it's own history, politics, warring tribes etc. And by the gods, I tell you everyone has an agenda, so there are enough side stories to shift the focus of off Ley from time to time. The action is thrilling and yes there is action, not simply limited to sword fights either. Ley is a total bad-ass with a sword, especially when she's provoked/pissed. So lets see...
☑Engaging plot-line
☑Breathtaking characters/ Bishies
☑Fulfilling action sequences/fights
Now, that only leaves a surprisingly no-nonsense, un-yielding, and determined heroine; predestined to be the catalyst at the center of it all....
You bet your ass Check.

... Last updated on March 14th, 2010, 6:55pm
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Rating: N/A
by frei
November 28th, 2009, 11:23pm
Lena Ha has this gritty determination that most of her sex in manga/manhwa seldom possess. Admiration doesn't stem from her beauty and grace, though it's worth mentioning, but more of her humbling forbearance and daunting strength. Enjoy a roller-coaster ride as Lena searches for the truth and establshes who she really is.
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I want more!   
Rating: N/A
by oblique
January 19th, 2008, 12:55am
A good start to a very promising story. The plot is good and the characters are very deep and enjoyable to read about. I love the main lead, she is a very complex character, even if she isn't the most likable one around. Lena is somewhat cold as a result of her harsh life, and the results of a series of tradgedies send her almost over the edge and even more harsh than before.

Poor Lena, I really hope she becomes happier in later volumes, she really goes through a lot in the first one...

... Last updated on January 19th, 2008, 11:48pm
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Much potential but ultimately mediocre. Worth the read for a badass female lead   
Rating: N/A
by Paraph
October 20th, 2013, 6:20pm
I honestly fell in love with the female lead here. I found myself relating to her and above all, admiring her ruthless attitude, strength, and charisma, but heartbreakingly, the story lacked meaning and the pacing of the story was a bust. I read it all though. I was frustrated midway but kept at it till the end.

At the beginning it felt as if this was about her overcoming her fears, her anger towards her family, and about growing into a more appreciative person, but the story didn't fully explore this. the mangaka, at some point, began simply conveying the events, neglecting the portrayal of the relationships in the story and the main characters feelings and values. It started to feel very Anatolia Story-like, where the political scheme became the bulk of the story. This was pretty awful for the most part. My point is, although things were developing plot wise, all the meaningful aspects of the story just stopped being explored. It's disappointing since there were many developments that could've been covered. Especially the romance, which seemed more like a sub-plot. I don't want to sound whiny here but the mangaka started a romance, teased the readers, and never developed it. i have reason to complain.

... Last updated on October 20th, 2013, 6:29pm
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A Potential Favorite   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
November 22nd, 2012, 4:03am
Really liked this story. It was hard for me to start it because it's just so dense but in the end I feel like I went on a long and rewarding journey with all its quirky characters.

With the best main points I can give, it's pretty heavily laden with war (inclusive of countless fights and killings, but not gory) with a medieval-ish time setting. There are quite a few characters and it can get a bit confusing if you're not on top of things. The mood is pretty dark during times of conflict but there's enough positive/comic relief to level it out a little - it is semi-realistic in showing elements of torture/consequences. However, the plot itself was pretty amazing, I was phenomenally surprised with how much things made sense. I really did not expect much from a seemingly simple story centered around a "prophecy" and fate. Also the romance is really subtle, I was waiting for it forever but it comes in very tiny gestures and mostly towards the end (so don't worry it's still there - it gets cut short though :\). And I did like how it ended even though it was rushed. Rather than disappointing me, it just made me sad that I had completed it. Last thing - The female lead was great and one of the best, as people have mentioned. Truly a strong character, one that I think should be an iconic hero of strength, skill and a determined/calm mentality - and I think it means a lot more that she's a girl and has androgynous beauty. She's also just plain bad-ass.

I consider this a potential classic because it was just so elaborate and unique. I recommend it if you're up for adventure and don't mind a lot of action. This is a quality gender-bender smile

... Last updated on November 22nd, 2012, 5:07am
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by yuii
January 16th, 2010, 8:36am
I'm a sucker for gender bender and this one simply draws me into it. Ley is really beautiful (as woman and man lol) and I couldn't help feeling excited, wanting to know what's the progress. She started off alone and in no time her allies increased... they are attracted by her charisma.

I'm curious... how will the story end?
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FINALLY, a shoujo style historical adventure that doesn't make me feel ashamed for my gender   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lilliful
June 14th, 2010, 11:35am
Ley is seriously badass, and actually a bit of the tsundere type. No sparkle-eyes or brimming tears here. I like that Lucian isn't the prince-charming kind of King -- he's possessive and aggressive. Michael is my favorite love interest, rather unorthodox. It would be similar to if Ageha was a love interest in Basara. Anyway, if you liked Legend of Nereid's more unpredictable formula, but also enjoyed Basara and Red River, I think you'd really like this one. So far, it's my favorite out of all four!
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one of my best!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whiterat
January 10th, 2009, 2:41pm
I hate the typical idiotic cry baby heroine that always needs to be saved by the man that she falls for at first sight im just sick of this kind of plot so this manga really is a life saver for me cuz i thought i will never get to read anything interesting with a girl as the main character (where all the cool girls gone!?) anyways i really love this manhwa its in my top 10!!. and by the way in this particular story i got a few things that i love combined: girl heroine+that kills+is in the center of an harem when the harem is not so abvious i mean theres the gender bender so everyone thinks she is a guy+the girl is not an easy one(in terms of love) and you dont hear her thinking "handsome" and then abviously blushing everytime a new bishi appears. go lena kill those bastards!!!!! accomplish your vengance!! and i vote for lucien as your partner!!!!

... Last updated on June 6th, 2009, 8:13am
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A bit rough but gets better   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
November 25th, 2010, 11:25pm
Starts off rough. The art in the beginning is bad. All the characters look the same except for hair. Little to no facial expressions leaves characters looking stiff. The artist also can't draw a fight scene to save his life. Some panels you are left with wondering whats going on? Transitions are also very bad as it will switch from one person to a different person in another location without warning (also doesn't help that many characters look the same).

What saves this series for me is the story and main protagonist. Unlike some I don't mind that lena/ley has somehow moved from one world or time to another. The story was at first a bit incoherent, but has become clearer as the series moved on. The other thing I like is the main protagonist Lena/Ley. She's smart, talented, a bit cold and aloof. She's also realistic, seeing a slave beaten by her master she walks away saying she wont get involved and attract attention to herself. She's also not unbeatable as she gets captured a few times. This is a refreshing change from all those mangas with heros or heroines who want to save everyone and have a plucky or perky attitude.

Also around volume 5 there is a big upgrade in the artwork, the characters are more refined and more easily differentiated. There is more detail. The author also seems to have discovered their funny bone and some humor gets thrown in. My advice is that you need to stick with the series for at least 10-15 chapters and then it will start to pay off.

Its a decent series with a strong main character, but no way this is a 9 or 10 series.

... Last updated on November 25th, 2010, 11:31pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dreamer00013
September 5th, 2009, 10:45am
I often felt as if I would have skipped a page or panel in this manga, but NO, I haven't. You have to watch out a little because of the fast pace and sometimes you will even have to go back and look who that character was again.
It's annoying, but the story is really good and the characters awesome. (especially the herione).
So it's absolutely worth the trouble.
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