Light and Shadow

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Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp

Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp

Dr. Song, the youngest professor at the leading College of Medicine in Korea, was a royal brat of a princess in her previous life. But just as she’s about to meet an untimely death over the ocean, she wakes up as Princess Elise once again?! Enlightened with the medical knowledge of a master surgeon, is this her chance to mend her past relationships and heal an ailing empire, or is fate sealed to repeat itself?

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EmilyTheTeapot EmilyTheTeapot says...

Both have strong and smart female lead characters. Both have more knowledge/skills than they should in subjects that one wouldn’t expect from them. Both stories have standoffish or mean male characters that the main character is supposed to marry who seem to soften because of her. Also both stories are not set in today’s time period but rather in the past.

ayah24 ayah24 says...

Both stories are recommended to read! Both lead MC's are strong willed, smart and magnanimous to the people in their community ❤️❤️ Both have learned from their past mistakes and regrets, making it right with their current situations and circumstances~ Although L&S is not 'isekai' in genre but DE is. BOTH ARE VERY GOOD STORIES YOU WILL TRULY LIKE 😁

NattapaB NattapaB says...

The protagonists of both manhwas are talented and reasonable in many ways. Both story lines provide the similar feeling too. I highly recommended to read both if you like either of them.

Yona of the Dawn

Yona of the Dawn

Princess Yona lived a happy life with her peace-loving father, King Il. Surrounded by attentive servants and protected by her smart-mouthed bodyguard, Hak, Yona's only difficulties in life were her unruly red hair and trying to convince her father to let her marry her cousin, Soo-wan. Then one day a betrayal in the palace causes Yona to lose everything, turning her into an exile with no one left but Hak to defend her. Yona is determined to become strong in her own right and defeat those who wronged her, and an ancient legend involving the Crimson Dragon King and his four Dragon Warriors may be her key to reclaiming her kingdom. 

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Nithyl Nithyl says...

Akatsuki no Yona is definitely my favorite manga of all times, but Light and Shadow's Edna reminded me a bit of Yona. Both are strong female leads with beautiful eyes. These ladies are from noble birth and know how to devise strategies and how and do everything in their power to protect the things and people they care about. If you like one, big chance you'll also like the other!

Lupa Lupa says...

Both feature a strong female lead from the former royal family who is in hiding after the throne is usurped during a rebellion. These characters seem weak at the beginning, but are eventually shown to be very confident and strong, with great leadership skills. Both are well-loved by their followers. The setting for both stories is in an imaginary, "historical" kingdom, with plenty of policies intrigue to move the plot along.

Chang Ge Xing

Chang Ge Xing

Chang An in the Tang Dynasty of China (618-907): The demon star is passing through the sky, calamity is about to befall the Tang Dynasty - because of a woman. Skilled in martial arts and war tactics, Princess Li Cheng Ge sets out to avenge her family and take back the throne. 

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Nithyl Nithyl says...

Both manga have amazing, strong female heroines from noble birth. Both used to/dress up as boys. In Light and Shadow, female MC Edna is only kind towards all people around her. She is determined to make her city a better place. In Song of the Long March, female MC Li Cheng Ge sets out on revenge.

If you like some politics, strong female leads with handsome & cool partners, both manga are great for you!

The Abandoned Empress

The Abandoned Empress

As proud daughter of House Monique, Aristia was raised to become the next empress of the Castina Empire. But with the appearance of a mysterious new girl, everything has fallen apart: the Emperor has turned his back, and Aristia’s miserable life as a lower queen is cut short by death. However a second chance to change her fate sees her reborn ‒to 7 years earlier! “Is this a dream or reality? Will my destiny repeat?”

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Mangaplease Mangaplease says...

As proud daughter of House Monique, Aristia was raised to become the next empress of the Castina Empire. But with the appearance of a mysterious new girl, everything has fallen apart: the Emperor has turned his back, and Aristia’s miserable life as a lower queen is cut short by death. However a second chance to change her fate sees her reborn ‒to 7 years earlier! “Is this a dream or reality? Will my destiny repeat?”

Blind Garden

Blind Garden

Set in the background of World War I, a man from a noble family and the woman who is destined to love him. A poetic drama created by the entanglement of gruesome war records and fond memories of love.

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Love in Fallen City: Forbidden Royal

Love in Fallen City: Forbidden Royal

On that night, she lost her purity as an innocent woman and turned into the most desolate being in the cold palace. What she asks for is only a simple, normal life but she is instead forced to fight to survive in the imperial palace, which is filled with intrigue, tricks between concubines, and competition for power and status...Is this the beginning of a love story or a tragedy which began the day they met?

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The Rabbit Hole

The Rabbit Hole

Whatever her employer asks, Hee-Yeon, the maid, does it perfectly without any mistake. A beautiful yet twisted maid enters a complicated household. How far down the rabbit hole will Hee-Yeon go?

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Don't Go to Wendy the Florist

Don't Go to Wendy the Florist

Wendy is a reclusive florist who doesn’t believe in love. That is until he came in, ready to destroy the walls caging her heart.

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The Great Merchant Kim Manduk

The Great Merchant Kim Manduk

The Great Merchant Kim Manduk portrays the story of a poor young girl who, despite the misfortunes she had to face in life, made it to become the best merchant in Joseon. We will see her undergoing many troubles and hardships, as well as finding true love when she least expects it.

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Charlotte's Letter

Charlotte's Letter

Charlotte, a bookworm who dreams of becoming a writer, starts her new job as a maid for Lord Matthew and his sister Lady Anna, the last remaining members of the Parvens family. Her ability to write catches the attention of them both. Now, for Matthew, she is tasked to write letters pretending to be him, while for Anna, she must secretly report on Matthew's day-to-day affairs. Putting pen to paper has never been so difficult! What will become of Charlotte when the Parvens family's twisted deceptions come to light?

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