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Trying to Tame an Evil Overlord (BL)

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Yuan Xuelan was a plague upon all three Realms.
In the end, he burned his own palace to the ground and never stepped out of those scarlet flames that turned everything black. If this insane, terrible and pitiful Yuan Xuelan was asked in his final moments if he would have done things differently given the chance then, of course, he would shout a resounding yes!

But the one that would be given a second chance would not be Yuan Xuelan, but instead Liu Sumeng, the stoic general who stood at this mad emperor’s side. After being reborn in the year he first met Yuan Xuelan, Liu Sumeng vowed to save not only the world but Yuan Xuelan himself from that twisted fate.

However…he slowly uncovers truths that really put a wedge in his original plans!

Wasn’t Yuan Xuelan in love with his Shijie!? What do you mean it’s someone else!?

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    valiantxvillainous

    Shameless plug from the author because she is truly shameless!! I will post extra chapters for power stones and reviews so please show some support to this sad old hag and motivate me to continue writing trash <3

    4yr
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    ClosetFujoshi

    Okay okay. I, diligently playing my role as a dedicated fujoshi, of course won’t fail to give my support on one of our new danmei authors here on QI. If you’ve read her other work, Earth Curse, it’s a no brainer that this one should also be as good. Although the writing is less polished than that of her other work, and its tone light, nevertheless I can’t help but feel that this author, this scheming, devious author, has some sort of extreme, grand plan that would rend my bones to pieces. The prologue itself is a testament to that. So far, each chapter (except for the damned prologue _:(´ཀ`」 ∠):) is a bit of a light read. First few chapters helped to slowly integrate us into the world, and gosh I’m thankful she didn’t infodump us. I’m loving the characters and dang Xuelan is such a cute little shota o(`ω´ )o Face Paralysis Sumeng is cute too hehe.. anyways, the setting of the world gives rise to numerous possibilities and I hope author-sama uses it to its full extent. It’s okay! I’m fine! Break my heart! Cut it to pieces! Give me some of that dog-blood drama!

    4yr
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    Condemned

    Don't be fooled by the tropey synopsis. This book has a different kind of charm and starts nicely. Well-written and there are no glaring flaws that would pull you away in your reading. All in all, interesting premise with great potential.

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    4yr
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    Aniqa_Aleem_06

    After reading Mao Dao Zu Shi, I had a hard time finding a novel that would be as wonderful as that, and I might have removed like 10 books from my library. However, I've read this one till the 100 chapters and it's as great as it was since the start. Altho it's a pain that Liu Sumeung and Yuan Xuelan's relationship grew extremely slowly, the character development of Liu Sumeung was awesome. The writing description is one to die for and the plot is, because its a littllleeee similar to mo dao zu shi, it just made it even better for me. Keep it up, Author-nim!! The daily updates are amazing 🥺💞

    4yr
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    Tyramisu

    The author has a good grasp of the English language (thank God for that 😣) which in turn made reading easier for me. If I'm reading a story full of grammatical errors, I wouldn't be able to enjoy the story because I'll be just correcting everything inside my head. 😅 The narratives and dialogues were written fairly well. The transition from each chapters is also good. I can't say much about the world background since it's only the start. The story has enough mystery at the beginning to keep you wanting to read further. The characters, my current fave is Chen Anyue. Yes, the girl. LOL. I find Yuan Xuelan a bit annoying. The way he just flung insults towards Liu Sumeng one after another could get really tiring. I know he's currently only 16 and prone to throwing tantrums. But still. Liu Sumeng on the other hand is like a doormat. He just accepts everything. I know that's his personality. But that could get worrisome in the long run if he doesn't change. I do hope that after the village arc, he'd do somethung about his engagement to Anyue. I like the girl. If he doesn't want to marry her again, then it's better to just end the engagement early. And a little suggestion; try to put on your author's note the meaning of some Chinese words. Because not all readers might be familiar with them. Like Shijie for example. Or even Ge. Overall, this was a pleasant read. Good job and all the best to the writer! 😊🖒

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    4yr
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    AgrGisselle

    I haven’t read this yet but the cover really reminds me of Lan Zhan and Wei Ying from MoDaoZuShi it looks a lot like them and (I’m not hating) idk if the author or artist got inspired by the anime but ether way it looks good and I’m sure the novel is amazing 😊 I am 100% gonna read ❤️👍🏼

    4yr
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    Vicariously

    This story grew on me the more I read. It did take me until the first arc of MC and ML traveling outside of the sect for me to get hooked, but it's worth the first few chapters of background setup as investment. Writing quality itself is top notch besides an occasional typo. The grammar and vocabulary is miles ahead of the majority of other works. This author is very descriptive, if you like to have a clear picture painted on the surroundings and character's facial expressions, etc., it is fully fleshed out. At times, I do think the author goes a little too far as to describe small details during dialogue that could be left out to increase the pace of the story, however, I still count it as more good than bad. Story in itself is progressing well. It's a slow burn, but there are turning points in character development and the overarching plot that one can easily notice, especially by chapter 55 when the world is on the cusp of war. Side characters are interesting and many likable. Compared to the fates they got (mentioned in 1st chapter) I, personally, want a better ending for a good chunk of them. Characters are actually my main critique in this story (although not a large complaint). As one can gleam from the synopsis and first few chapters, the characters are pretty standard stock for a Xianxia BL, and so was the initial plot set-up. A devilish and overbearing ML, and then a stony-faced and cold MC (Sumeng). In fact, in the first few chapters of the novel, I was almost bored expecting it to fall into the usual tropes. However, thankfully, we are first introduced to the ML as a more angry/emotional/cute teenager, and the MC is given more depth than what first appears. For one, the MC has a number of other personality traits that the author provides like liking cute things, and in the end his personality comes off as more 'awkward at conversation' than as 'cold', which is a good nuance. Still, I also worry because the main dynamic between the MC and ML is abusive. ML was batsh*t crazy and physically abused MC in previous life, in current version he still yells at MC most of the time. MC sort of became a lacking confidence, pitiful, desperate doormat from that. This is balanced by the fact that at many times the MC is extremely heroic in mindset and action, so at least it isn't that he's a doormat to the point I'm annoyed. I look forward to a turning point where they work together more harmoniously and am looking forward to future chapters!

    4yr
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    ForeverPupa

    Xuelann, you are such a cute ML, please protect sumeng, he is in love with you too~ Sumeng, aiya, try to be more open, more expressive! You need to progress! Ah, I love them both TuT)b Author's writing style is 10/10 You wont stop reading this once you follow the story~

    4yr
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    Crimson_Deity15

    This is a great BL story that has a lot of potential to be utterly heart warming!! The world settings are not over the top and all the characters have their own charm. I fully support this novel and can’t wait for more updates!!

    4yr
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    PhoneAddiction

    The development of the characters and the storyline are very good, and I like where the story is heading. I think the characters have been fleshed out well and have reasonable behavior/interactions with other characters based on their set characteristics. There are some typos, such as wrong tense of words or using a homophone (wearily/weary when it’s supposed to be warily/wary) that do not disturb my understanding of the story but are a little distracting (I tend to nitpick grammar and such, sorry). Overall, this is a story I enjoyed reading and I will continue to follow because I look forward to seeing where this goes!

    4yr
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    Saiexs
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    i read it from beginning to end. and I saw I have never read a book like this. I think I remember that saying, "When readers ran out of books to read, its those moment they pick up their pens and become writers". I hope you'll write more stories for us to read.

    2yr
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    PhoneAddiction

    As long as you are fine with BL and you’re looking for a story that isn’t just pure smut I very much recommend this. I waited until I felt I had a good enough feel of the story before I reviewed it (I probably could have done this at chapter 30 instead of 115 😅 procrastination is my enemy) but it has reasonable characters with actual motivations for their actions and varied personalities and demeanors. Idk if this counts as a spoiler but it describes the personalities of the two people I believe to be the leads lol so you are forewarned: Liu Sumeng is kind of that cliche capable, strong and silent protagonist who is actually socially awkward and has trouble communicating, but the way the author goes about it makes him seem not at all boring. And he’s well-meaning and kind of adorable. Yuan Xuelan starts out as that standoffish tsundere “little sibling” character but he’s so much more interesting because he’s a genuinely troubled character and not because of some tragic story of betrayal and suffering like so many OP isekai protagonists that I can only roll my eyes at. And I’ve really never seen that in a leading character that was likable? So I’m very much into reading and trying to figure out his character as well. The story is well developed and the only thing about world background is that I just have no idea of the geography and that confuses me a little bit sometimes when I feel like where things are/where people are matter, but I love the story so much that it doesn’t matter in the big picture of the quality of the writing. Very much recommend and love the story author tysm for writing!

    4yr
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    ellezar_g

    This story is interesting. The synopsis and Epilogue got me hooked up. At first I was planning to read the Epilogue but I find myself reading the entire 11 Chapters in one go. Indeed it is true... 'don't judge the book by its cover...you need to see and read what is inside. So I recommend this book guys. You will surely like it.The writing style is good. The characters are very likeable. It has a good and interesting story plot. I am curious what will happen next... as the MC will try to change the future. Good job author-san! Keep it up!!!

    4yr
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    Tarryn_Hatherall

    This story was amazing and for the first half was totally immersive. Unfortunately the quality of the proof reading/editing declined in the second half, with many typos that started to make sections difficult to read. That being said, it was still totally worth reading and incredibly enjoyable. The type of story that would make for a spectacular drama adaptation.

    2yr
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    MAIDENLESS

    I wish I had the power to erase books...

    2yr
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    Raine
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    I really liked the story tbh. The characters, the plot and the world building was great. A bit rushed at the end though and I would have liked some extras, just to know the HEA mudane things. A bit of domestic fluff is never a miss! A few things like clarification on Anyue/Sumeng relationship(I did not like the vague 'Perhaps' either), feelings and such after the talk about Xuelan's knowledge of the past life (some of their deep conversations just feel like they are missing parts or seem like lack of communication), some clear cut closures I guess. Many things were just too vague when it came to their relationship. But then again I think the mystery plot made up for it. I did like the fun and teasing conversations between Sumeng and Xuelan. They really had a fun yet deep relationship. This story do have great potential though, a sure read if you like a mystery romance!

    2yr
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    Amanda_Gonzalez225

    This novel is incredible! I feel like I'm watching an anime with the way some of the scenes are written and the pining of the two main leads is to die for! I've read 100 chapters in three days and still want to keep reading. Thank you for your hard work author!👍

    2yr
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    Starlighttiefling

    I really love this story but I wish I could read it without the coins. I don't have the money to keep buying chapters. Does that stop after a certain point?

    2yr
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    Tisien_S

    Beautifully written! Lovely characters, interesting world and story that you can't stop reading ❤️ one of my favorite novels, I definitely recommend.

    2yr
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    Spring_blooms

    This story is amazing! Yuan Xuelan and Liu Sunmeng are so oblivious it makes me want to scream. The angst and cliffhangers in this story is what makes it so captivating. Great job!

    3yr
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