English: The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke's Mansion
Synonyms: The Duke's Fiancee, Why She Had to Go to the Duke
Published: Sep 3, 2017 to ?
Authors:Milcha (Story), Gorae (Art)
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SynopsisWhen Park Eunha dies in modern-day Korea, she awakens in the body of Raeliana McMillan, the eldest daughter of a nouveaux riche baron. However, this is no ordinary world; it's the exact same one as a novel she once read. Beloved by her family, it would seem as though she is in a fairy tale. But Raeliana is far from the main character—she is a mere plot device, whose murder at the hands of her fiancé instigates the entire story.
Raeliana has no intention to accept her fate quietly. She sets her eyes on someone in a position of great power—the vieux riche male protagonist Duke Noah Volstaire Wynknight—aiming to completely change the original story. Using her knowledge of future events, Raeliana offers information to Noah on the condition that he acts as her fake fiancé, but the Duke's two-faced nature throws a wrench in her plans!
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BackgroundThe Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke's Mansion has been digitally published in English by TappyToon since November 2, 2018.
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5 people found this review helpful
First thing, this is, in my opinion, one of the best romance isekai manwhas around. The MC get's reincarnated as Raeliana, a character of a romance novel she read in the past. This character died soon in the novel, so she has to find a way to survive. This is nothing too original, but it is very well developed in this work.
If I give it a 7 is because I consider the word used to describe a 7 (Good) as appropiate for this work comparing it with other works. Still, it's very difficult to find a 'princess romance manwha' as well thought as this one.
This was actually my first romance manwha, and opened the genre to me. It is worth the read if you like complex but cheesy stories. Now into it.
Story: 7 (Good)
Most of it revolves around romance and political maneouvring. As the MC doesn't have special powers or insane skills (Like in the Lady of the Lamp, for example), the author dedicates a good part of the story to the plots of the MCs and the villains and does a good job at it. Fans of palatial intrigue will like this story.
The 'fake marriage' of the Main Characters and how it evolves from fake to real is funny and sweet, and once true romance is established it doesn't lose the interest; it keeps evolving as the story progresses.
The first part comprehends the efforts that Raeliana has to make to survive, and the establishment of the romantic relationship. By the point this review was written (Chapter 132) we seem to be entering the actual main plot of the story, the relation between the MC and the villain and why and how she was isekai'd.
The story is well thought, and most recurrent villains don't act straight stupid like in other manwhas. People concerned with the writing will find it appealing.
Art: 8 (Very Good)
The art is well done and detailed, specially the dresses. It doesn't go godlike (Like in 'Your summon') but it's pretty and pleasing to see, and extremely appropiate to the late 18th or 19th century feel the story conveys. It also improved as the series continued. There's not much to criticise. Good stuff.
Character: 7 (Good)
To be honest, most characters are straight up likable or hateful, and most of the main ones are pretty well constructed. The MC is smart and strong, although for some time she was too fixated with the 'original story' before she was Isekai'd and it can get a little bit frustrating at some points. As a MC Raeliana is a very good character tho, better than most.
The Male Lead, the Duke, is a smart as well, stoic, strict but just, kind in private, and (obviously) he ends up liking Raeliana. He is an atractive and competent Male Lead, cut a bit above the ones in many other romances.
There are memorable secondary characters and villains around, as well.
Enjoyment: 7 (Good)
I read all of the available chapters in one go, some 6 or 7 months ago. The mysteries and conspiracies keep you hooked, as well as the desire for things to go well for both MCs and seeing the romance flourish. Things don't always go well for the MCs and the villains are competent, so the suspense becomes real.
Overall: 7 (Good)
High quality webtoon and, as I said before, one of the best balanced palatial romance stories around. Enjoyable if you like romance and intrigue.
As recommendations, other good romance isekais would be 'The Lady of the Lamp', 'Survive as the Hero's Wife', 'This is an obvious fraudulent marriage' and 'Iris, The Lady with a Smartphone'.
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2 people found this review helpful
Before I get into the details, I just want to say that even though this story is not finished, I always tend to reread it just because of how enjoyable it is to do so.
Story (9): For a story based around the usual, MC dying and waking up in a novel, it really knows how to grab your attention. Each character that either plays a small role or major role, each have importance to the story. One aspect of this story that I really like is how I can't guess or easily predict what will happen, because as of right now, I have been absolutely blown away with how the story is playing out. I would have never guessed any of what has happened, and that is a good feature that this story has.
Art (9): Honestly, can I just say that most Manhwa's have really good art style? You can see every detail, the buildings are just god tier, and well, it's in color, something you don't see Japanese Manga in these days. As for this Manhwa though, the characters are drawn to catch your eye.
Character (10): Finally we get a good MC who doesn't let people step all over them. Raeliana (The MC of course) is probably one of my most favorite Manhwa characters of all time. She's strong willed, she is hilarious with her interactions with the Duke and many others, and well, to put it frankly, she is a BADASS!!! I would love to explain why but that would be spoiling a bit, so you definitely need to read it for yourself!
Enjoyment (10): I really enjoy how this Manhwa is playing out. The character development is depicted very nicely and does not feel rushed, and I never fail to laugh, even while rereading. The facial expressions the author does for these characters are just relatable.
Overall (10): To finish up everything, you should definitely give this Manhwa a shot, I guarantee it will not be a waste of your time! Also if you're a fan of romance and all that jazz, it's a nice get away from the typical highschool romance.
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