“Men of the Harem” is a juicy reverse harem from the same creators of “Remarried Empress”.
|Alt Title||Men in the Harem, Men’s Harem, 하렘의 남자들, 女皇的後宮們, Los hombres de mi harén|
|Creators||HereLee (Adapted), Alphatart (Author), Yeongbin/Youngbin (Artist)|
|Licensed?||Yes, Webtoons (English) – Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, French|
|Release||2020 (Korean), 2021 (English)|
|Genre||Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Romance,|
The initial chapters of “Men Of The Harem” are basically a prologue to our story. Thus, I cannot judge too much of the plot – but from what I’ve seen, I like it.
In the story we meet “emperor” female lead, Latrasil Valentine Tarium. We see how she manages to grab the throne by getting support from foreign leaders by appearing “weak” in front of them. She’s anything but weak, though.
In the earlier chapters she’s seduced and promised a brilliant future by her lover. However, he marries someone else and expects her to wait for him! Sounds a lot like Sovieshu from Remarried Empress and his treatment of his wife. It seems Alpa Tart like her males focusing on their own situation only.
The gorgeous art is really something else, and a strong female lead is something I personally have been missing from the manhwas available. She’s not shy of using her authority to execute people and manipulate the nobility to her favour.
Unfortunately we’re only on 8 chapters, so I cannot fully grasp how grim or mature the story will be. It seems to have some mature themes, but I don’t think it’ll be very graphic. I am unsure if we’ll be seeing any smut or intimate themes, but I suppose we’ll see sooner rather than later.
I’m not quite feeling the same excitement I did when I read Remarried Empress. I’m hopeful the story will pick up, though.
Read on Webtoon.
Recommendation: Definitely give it a read.