Ebony Vonieck is a convicted felon for the murder of her fiance and father. While waiting for her execution in prison, she is suddenly released from her hell when she is informed that the Archduke of Schneider Castle is waiting for her. Expecting her life to become a living hell, what awaits her instead is a household of warm employees and servants. Ebony has no idea that the Archduke will help change her life.
As of: chapter 25 Initially, this novel is an average story about a damaged woman being recuperated after being freed from a tortuous prison for a crime she didn't commit. However, it becomes much more interesting once the motives of the man who had her released start to become more clear. In her country, there is prevalent mysogyny. She was tried and convicted immediately with no defence for the murder of her so-called fiance and sentenced to execution while being sent to a torture-riddled prison. Even though it was self-defense. After having been thoroughly broken and wrung of any individuality, she is sponsored by a certain person. He asks her to help him topple some corrupt nobles and eradicate the country's blantant sexism, getting revenge for her fate along the way. Witness the badass unveilment of a woman with nothing to lose and everything to gain, setting everything at risk in order to play the game as a mysterious spy.
This story centers around a traumatized woman trying to find her way in the world and a overly ambitious man he'll bent on genociding the noble of his kingdom. Oh boy, that sounded a lot more appealing when I was reading it I swear. 😓 The story is super entertaining. Even the plot armor is woven into the writing to a extent. It's everything "They say I'm a king's daughter " could have and should have been. It's also not so secretly a feminists wet dream. That being said I can tell the romance is going to be slow on the up take so if that's the type of story your going for, look somewhere else. The artist for this manga is also very distinct and talented. It's not something I noticed at first but over a gradual period of time as the life in the pictures continued to impress me time and time again