I'm the Tyrant's Secretary - Reviews

Alt titles: I Became the Secretary of a Tyrant, Pokgunui Biseogwani Doeeotseumnida

I'm the Tyrant's Secretary
machiabeeli's avatar
Jul 25, 2021


  • You love otome isekais but you're tired of the same old formula everyone uses
  • You want a unique love story between the FL and the ML
  • You enjoy a somewhat possessive and dense ML 
  • A strong and independent FL but within reason and with her own powers
  • Some politics in the plot but not too much

In a genre that is quickly being populated with redos and rewrites of the same damn concept, having new and interesting perspectives is a welcome addition. I Became The Secretary of a Tyrant excels in showing us a different type of female lead and new roles for each of the love interests to work around in.

The female lead here is realistic and well-rounded, making decisions that show her strengths in her past life and the qualities she acquired in her reincarnated life. She isn't unnecessarily headstrong but rather, works well given where she was placed in her current life. I think that marks her character as unique despite not being an empress or having a position of power.

The male lead is another matter altogether. I feel like some people may dislike him, primarily because he's cruel and callous to his retainers and his role in the novel seems dislikeable. But despite that, I wish that you give it a try. They do explain why he acts the way he does and what he does to remedy his behaviour. I actually find him very attractive (oop) and want to see how he deals with his newfound emotions.

Excited to read more of this manga when it does update! 

8/10 story
10/10 art
8.5/10 characters
9/10 overall
Akilam's avatar
Jul 20, 2021

I really like the story it's fun and i would recommend you guys to read it too and the thing that i hate is the female lead wannabe (ella)😑 she was a bitch is a bitch and seriously has no plans to change and a horrible mother who doesn't want her kids to be loved by their own father . Except her i love this manhwa😊😊

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
Yourcrazyfan101's avatar
Jul 3, 2021

i really do enjoy this story, mainly because of the art and the story is a little different than some. Some charcter are quite enjoyable but the male lead; as much a i would want to like him he is making it very hard. His toxicity towards the female lead is a little too much, and the fact that he himself doesnt realize this makes it even worse. The female lead her self isnt safe, she is of cousre very clueless to the male leads action even though she is a very intelligent secretary, her family is a little plain; But im a sucker for these kinds of isekai storys so i dont hate the series. The art is amazing and i just love read every chapter because of how visually appealing it is. Anyway my main hope for thi series is that the male and female lead get a some character development.

7.5/10 story
10/10 art
6.5/10 characters
8/10 overall
Arine7's avatar
Sep 20, 2021

Honestly i do not like this manhwa at all...

  • first thing that caught my eye is the art. It's not bad, it's just that their faces look weird to me? idk
  • second the plot is nothing special, the hardworking secretary trying not to ignite the tyrants fury and then falls in love with him, and ofc the tyranical emperor ml who is nothing more then a sh*t
  • yes, as you can see, the characters are terible and kinda flat. Secretary is hardworking, oblivious, kinda annoying. The ml as i  sad is the tyrant that treats everyone like flies, except the fl which he is obsessed with. He supposedly loves her, but does not care about her fealings at all...
  • like my fave character is the fl's maid...which appeared like two times

So, no...I would not recommend this manhwa...but still it's just my personal opinion

P. S. - sorry if there are some mistakes, english is not my first language.

3/10 story
5/10 art
2/10 characters
3/10 overall
capitaltwo286's avatar
Sep 6, 2021

I don't like the ML. He's always ready to kill people around him for the smallest reason. Makes him a realistic tyrant but I can't like a person who does not value human life at all. Nothing exciting about the other characters. The FL is a competent secretary and a super oblivious woman. The "villain" in the story are typical and nothing stands out about them. I'm also not a fan of the art. The face ML and FL look so odd. Even the dresses are all bland. All in all this manhwa could not capture my attention. 

5/10 story
3/10 art
5/10 characters
4.8/10 overall