What a kyut doggo!
This story so far can be split into three distinct sections, which each one having its own (somewhat separate) appeal. The introductory section (ch. 1-5) is the worst section. It's setting the stage, showing Astina's prodigious sword skills and intelligence which comes from fem being Empress Martina reincarnated. If you can get through that section, the second section (ch. 6-24) is very entertaining. It offers the hope of bestiality sex between a giant wolf and a human girl, and I'm not ashamed to admit that this hope added a very compelling piece of tension and interest to the story. Primarily though, it's super cute seeing the wolf in its domesticated form, acting all dog-like and stuff. This section also shows Astina taking power as the Grand Duchess and dealing with the corrupt vassals trying to take advantage of the Grand Duke being incapacitated. The third section (ch. 25-present) has only just started, but it has so far dealt with the Grand Duke returning to feir human form and being impressed with the work Astina has done. While I feel some disappointment that bestiality might now be off the table, I do enjoy the story potential of the Grand Duke waking up to find femself already married and having to get to know feir wife from that point onward.
They've been slowly unveiling what actually went down back in Martina's lifetime, especially concerning the person fe loved, Theodore, and what led to Martina tearfully killing fem.
[Reviewed at chapter 30]