Shadow Queen

Shadow Queen [Manhwa – Recommendation]

“Shadow Queen” is a tale of revenge, whilst still trying your best to keep everyone around you safe.

Alt TitlesGeulimja Hwangbi, The Shadow Empress, Королева теней,  Теневая Королева, Тень Императрицы, Тінь Імператриці, 그림자 황비
CreatorsHaYol (Author), Kinlip (Artist)
Licensed?Tapas (28/10 -21)
NovelYes, English
Shadow Queen
Elena and her son

Summary of Shadow Queen

Thanks to the Grand Duke Friedrich’s proposition, Elena became his fake daughter.

Yet after marrying the Crown Prince, having his child, and acquiring land to oversee herself, the ‘late’ Duke’s daughter, Lady Veronica, appeared before her.

All along, she had been nothing but a mere puppet for the real thing. Elena’s son is thus taken from her, and she is murdered.

In a twist of events however, she ends up returning to the past.

This story is so good, but also so very sad. Can you imagine having a child and then just having it taken from you? I certainly couldn’t. Elena is trying her best with the new chance she’s given.

Shadow Queen
She decides manipulating the people who recruited her is the best course of action. She goes along with their plot, but tries her best to be annoying the living c-r-a-p out of them.

Elena isn’t an evil character, but I think she really just wants to survive. Meeting her predecessor sets some thoughts in action which makes her question her resolve. She’s only human after all, not easy in this situation.

I find Elena’s ingenuity really interesting. She has knowledge of the future and she uses it to gather people around. People she can use to exact revenge but also make it easier for her to move around without the duke’s watchful eye.

The plot is really good, but so is the art! The art is seriously amazing… I really can’t stress that enough. I just love how the eyes are drawn, as well as the colouring.

Recommendation: Yes! Really interesting plot and characters.

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