The talented but overlooked knight Pollyanna comes face to face with an ambitious king who finally acknowledges her worth. "I like hard workers, because I am one," Luxos II declares, as he shares his dream of unifying the continent. Moved by his vision Pollyanna vows to fight in his honor, and together the two set out to build a grand empire. But what happens when the young king slowly realizes, battle after battle, that this stalwart knight has conquered his heart?
all these manga constantly go on about these petite female knights with long hair who are just so goddamn delicate so their male lead can save them. not this one, holy crap. Pauliana acts just like she's been raised; a soldier. Pauliana's family enlists her in the war in hopes that she will die and their second daughter will be the heiress of the household. tons of people look down upon and criticize her for being a woman, ignoring the fact that she is a fully competent soldier purely for her gender, and while it pisses her off, it just makes her work harder. Finally she is captured by the opposing army and the emperor orders her beheaded but his soldiers try to rape her. She fights back and he invites her to his army. It's not an easy fix all story where the emperor immediately takes interest in her, she has to work to ass off to be recognized by anyone, but eventually people begin to see past her gender. Pauliana's honestly just the coolest, she takes badass to the next level and i can't even begin on how ripped she is. She's not like Adonis or The Abandoned Empress where they make the lead able to fight but also super femine and pampered. she's increditably loyal and doesn't give a flying fuck what others think of her. She's super good in a pinch, good at strategy, and cares about her following soldiers. there is romance but it's a slow burn. but because of that everyone has a real chance of becoming close in a way that seems believable. listen, just read it.
I dont really write reviews for manhua/manhwas but all i can say is that this story is just GOLD, like damn, Pauliana (the FL) is the best among those called 'strong' female characters. She may look like a tomboy and acts like man but it's not such a problem after knowing the environment that she grew up in in the story. The author and artist are not afraid of making Pauliana look 'not good' (cause of how she got beat up and etc) unlike other stories where the favor is with the MC and that literally everything goes smoothly with their MCs that it doesn't look realistic anymore and that i would drop it because there's nothing new happening to them its getting boring. But in this story, it's not the case, which i found really admiring. What i also like in the story is that there are lots of interesting characters with different personalities. Maybe you might get annoyed with some (like me) but most , if not everyone, will have a character developmet and you just end up liking them anyway. I really appreciate and like the story, so go read it and you won't regret !
This is the best webtoon I have ever read. I usually prefer BL but I ship this all the way. Paulina isn't like every other female protagonist in romance stories. She isn't a damsel in distress who is in need of saving and she isn't overwhelmed easily, nor does she has a timid nature. She is strong, loyal, and holds her ground no matter what form of disrespect comes her way. The male protagonist, Lucius, is downright hilarious and acknowledges Paulina as a knight despite her being a woman. He acknowledges her strengths and intelligence, which would have been incredibly frustrating if he hadn't. This webtoon seems particularly realistic because of people's discrimination towards Paulina. She's a female so they all disrespect her arguing that a woman could never understand war. But when they are proven wrong, they realize how amazing she is (well, some of them do). This is a highly recommended manga and there are 30+ chapters on Mangago, I sincerely hope you give it a shot.
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