The Emperor’s Lover [First Impression]

The Emperor’s Lover seems to be a historical fantasy drama about a man and woman. Due to misunderstandings, their love shatters and fall apart.

Alt TitlesHwangje-ui yeon-in, The Emperor’s Mistress, Любовница императора, 황제의 연인
CreatorsKim Chae Ha, Pasa (Authors)
Frozen Flower (Artist)
LicensedYes, Pocket Comics
GenreAction, DramaFantasyHistoricalMature Warning:  Gore/blood, Murder / Attempted MurderRomance
The Emperor's Lover [First Impression]

The Emperor’s Lover Summary

The esteemed Evil Slayer sword has made its first calling in 400 years, choosing Gun as the rightful Emperor of the Hae Wol Kingdom.

In a long and bloody battle, Gun, the hidden son of the late Emperor Hyeon Wui Jae, kills the tyrannical Hwang family that has been wreaking havoc across the land.

When his older brother passes away, Gun ascends the throne as the Emperor, spreading hope that the days of turbulence and disorder are finally coming to an end.

However, he has to set out on an important undercover mission to obliterate the corrupt accomplices of the Hwang family who are spread out beyond the city’s walls.

In doing so, perhaps he will solve the missing puzzles that have been haunting him for years.

The mystery behind why his only love Choa and her trusted father betrayed him.

Even though he violently cut his ties with Choa in fury, he can’t resist her coming back into his heart.

First as the irresistible courtesan Wol Hyang, then as the physician assisting his undercover mission.

Will they be able to get past the painful memories from the past? Will they repeat the tragic love of Choa’s parents?

The Emperor's Lover [First Impression]
The Emperor’s Lover starts out quite confusing, and it doesn’t stop being confusing, either.

Sadly there’s a lot of information I just couldn’t fully understand, because there’s too many names.

It’s quite a typical error with these stories. The author wants us to find out everything in one go, which means we’re left with not understanding anything.

Choa is clearly still loving the male lead, despite breaking up years prior. It’s also clear the male lead isn’t ready to let her go, either.

In fact, he ends up stalking her and her male friend, which makes him incredibly jealous.

The Emperor's Lover [First Impression]
Apparently Choa was also kidnapped at one point, which he had no clue about.

It’s clear things aren’t as clear-cut as we’re lead to believe and it wouldn’t surprise me if Choa’s father isn’t a traitor.

The male lead is a bit of a dominant brute, not exactly having the self-control when it comes to Choa.

It’s clear their relationship needs a reset and not become stuck in the same rut it’s already in.

Final thoughts: The story seems to be interesting so far, but it’s very confusing initially and I hope it gets better. I don’t think it’s a bad story, but I wouldn’t jump to read it instantly.

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