Under the Oak Tree (Web Novel KR)
Under the Oak Tree (Web Novel KR)

Under the Oak Tree (Web Novel KR)

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Under the Oak Tree (Web Novel KR) novel is a popular light novel covering Adult, Drama, and Ecchi genres. Written by the Author Sooji Kim. 167 chapters have been translated and translations of other chapters are in progress.

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Summary

The daughter of a duke, the stuttering Maximilian, married a knight of lowly status at her father’s coercion.

After their first night, her husband departed for an expedition without another word.

He comes back three years later, this time as a famous knight in the whole continent.

How would Maximilian face him on his return?

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  • lnwUser23148
    Reader

    I’m reading for smut but stays for character development and I really think Maxi’s development is nice, good pace and realistic because she was abused (mind you: physically and I dare say, mentally due to her current low self-esteem) for the longest period of her life before she got married to Riftan. She wasn’t told any of sort of compliment, plus.. girlie had friends, that is animals. Really, you all need to cut her some slacks. She may not afraid of Riftan anymore, but her biggest fear is her father. Riftan may not her father, but she can’t help but to put herself in a situation that her father putting her down and think Riftan really does not need her help when he told her to stay put and don’t put herself in danger - that doesn’t help her development I think because she still believes when her father says she is useless. To conclude all, let’s enjoy this ride! Yeheeeet 🥳

    4 days ago 2 Likes
  • Saba__
    Reader

    Why everyone want maxi to tell riftan about her past? She really hate that past and she doesn't want to tell anyone about it and so what after she tells about her past what is he going to do? Let her be so she over come that truma herself

    4 days ago 3 Likes
  • mj209
    Reader

    Thank you so much Nymeria! hope your health is better and you get well soon. Just want to thank all of you who have made this possible for us to read this beautiful novel. Without your effort, this would not be possible!!!!!

    8 days ago 4 Likes
  • femwolf
    Reader

    Some of you.... give Maxi more credit. How do you expect her to get over years of trauma in just a few years? She has never been treated normally and is constantly stuck in a loop of fear and depression. She was raised to fear others and to grovel before others- of course she has no confidence. Not to mention she has a speaking disability as well. No one understands what she went through, she hardly even realized she was a victim. Riftan is not helpful at all. She needs to open up to someone who will actually help her like Ruth or Agnes.

    9 days ago 9 Likes
    • ValdaIronRod
      Reader

      Those who bash her want quick results in instead of realistic results. 22 years of abuse takes more than a few months to open up about and heal from. I had 18 years of it, plus 9 years of toxic overlap, and have been safe for the last 3 years and am only now able to seek proper help with the damages caused. PTSS is fucking real. Show show some empathy for a woman who has NO ONE who truly listens to her.

      7 days ago 2 Likes
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  • lnwUser61168
    Reader

    There’s a lot of criticism towards Max because she won’t tell Riftan about her tragic life but I think she’s justified. From the latest chapter, when Riftan talks about his life during the 3 year dragon campaign, he explains that he hates Max’s father, and implied that the reason why he came back and took Max with him was out of spite. He was under the impression that Duke Croix wasn’t expecting him to come back and take his precious daughter from him. Based on his overprotective attitude towards Max, and his insistence that he doesn’t need her to help him with anything, gives the impression that he thinks of Max as his possession, and/or the spoils of the dragon campaign. Yeah he may start developing romantic feelings towards her, but he even admitted to himself that he doesn’t want to share anything with her other than the bedroom. He may spoil her and dote on her, but so does someone with a shiny new toy.

    10 days ago 6 Likes
    • freedo
      Reader

      Fr! I made an account just to reply to this lol because I saw comments saying they're tired of feeling bad for her and that she's being annoying like ?!?!?! Her character development and thought process is so real I love it. Honestly people calling her dumb and weak like bruh y'all want a heroine thats perfect and a story thats rushed. Also Agnes and Ruth make the bi in me go into orbit.

      9 days ago 3 Likes
    • QueenKittyKat
      Reader

      Yeah, the amount of people who are placing the blame on Max, a victim of physical and emotional abuse for over 20 years, is really sad. Is it frustrating that she keeps spiraling into depression and can't confess the reality of her past? Certainly. Is it also realistic? Yes! The author clearly explains her thought process and why she keeps doubting herself, and I don't really blame her. Despite all he's done, I agree with you that Riften hasn't shown anything to indicate he loves her. I imagine he does care, after all he doesn't like seeing her looking 'bored' but that caring is also clouded by his own insecurities. He believes she'll up and leave him at any point because he's not worthy of her, as she thinks he will as well. And honestly, you can't truly love someone if you don't love yourself first. Our girl has to find her own confidence, love herself, believe in herself, then she can look toward Riften and have faith in him too. And frankly I want Riften to fall in love with confident Max, not scared, insecure and depressed Max. If he loved her that way, he wouldn't want her to change and grow. Also the original work had like 340 chapters, so we're not even halfway through the book yet. Things should start turning around soon though I imagine it'll still be quite slow given how many more chapters we have to go.

      9 days ago 3 Likes
    • mj209
      Reader

      This is the magic of reading this beautiful novel! We get so in depth with the characters that we start having feelings and emotions with them. Is a slow burn, character building novel and that’s the reason her work is a masterpiece! The novel still has long way to go, and will only get BETTER!!!!!!!! Just mind the negative reviews, the author needs to know how much we appreciate her work so she can come back soon and finish the novel!

      8 days ago 2 Likes
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  • Siaori56473
    Reader

    UGH THIS IS ANNOYING!!! Maybe she should tell him what her father did to her. I was this close 👌 to throwing my phone across the room. Then there is the thing that she gives up too much Spoiler Alert she gave up on magic and then gave up speech pratice. Then she wonders why she is weak 🙄😒

    12 days ago 1 Likes
    • ValdaIronRod
      Reader

      May you count your blessings that you were not tortured like she for 22 years. That is 22 years of continuous beatings, and mental/emotional abuse. Riftan may be her husband, but as he doesn't act like he listens to her, why the hell WOULD she share that info with him? It hasn't even been a full year ago since they have lived together.

      7 days ago 1 Likes
    • Siaori56473
      Reader

      Riftan is very over protective her and he cares, he even lets her have her way once it doesnt endangers her LIFE he clearly loves her. If he didnt care for her nothing is stopping him from getting a concubine or another wife. All he is trying to do is make sure she is living a safe and secured life. They both need to communicate more but nothing will happen if she keeps FREAKING bottling up everything, then he will understand. Ps: Spoiler Alert Not everyone that have been abused are slow to recover due to the fact that staying in that state of mind doesnt do much positively.

      7 days ago 0 Likes
    • Saestine
      Reader

      As you said not everyone, maxi is part of the latter so I don't really get the hatred. I get your frustration coz I really want maxi to confide to riftan but invalidating maxi's response to trauma ain't it

      5 days ago 0 Likes
    • Siaori56473
      Reader

      What hatred? Frustration doesnt equates to hatred. While some are not frustrated with Max others are, and thats okay, now invalidating that aint it. The story is enjoyable and that Author is doing a good job, hence why myself and other frustrated readers are still here. I see many people invalidating Riftan's feelings, do you see those comments? After all he had a hard life. Its okay to not see things in the same lense at times, all who are frustrated are understanding things from Riftan's point of view. No comment so far says that they hate Max, well for one I dont, she just isnt one of my favourites anymore its just Ruth and Riftan. So i dont see where you got that hatred thing from.

      5 days ago 0 Likes
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  • Everbrie
    Reader

    When they fudge is Max going to tell her about her past? I mean he’s going to find out eventually and maybe that’s all she needs to do in order for her character to FINALLY develop into a bad arse character .... I can’t keep feeling bad for her, we should already be past self loathing stage by now 凸(`△´#) thank you for translating tee hee

    12 days ago 2 Likes
    • Siaori56473
      Reader

      Ikr i am tired of feeling sorry for her, nothing will happen if she stays stagnant.

      12 days ago 1 Likes
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  • DroneSt
    Reader

    What chapter coincides with the latest manhwa chapter?

    14 days ago 0 Likes
  • EnMa_02
    Reader

    Max is getting on my nerves, like I understand that she wants to be something but she's being stupid and acting strong when in reality she's still weak, why can't she see that? She's beginning to annoy me. Like it would have been great if poof she got something to show off or discovered that she can do much bigger than she knows but its the opposite, she ended up as a burden. Riftan is being too protective, yes, but he has his reasons. She basically was not able to protect herself which she thought she could. Chapters are far too long but still no development in her character, just continously get stupid and stupid. I know she got a bad past which cause her to become insecure and jelous, but can't the writer at least make an improvement in her character? I don't even have the drive to read it any longer. Note: Ended with 155, can't take it anymore. I'll continue reading once she's stronger lol

    17 days ago 3 Likes
    • Siaori56473
      Reader

      I thought it was just me not understanding where she is coming from. It is annoying.

      16 days ago 0 Likes
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Latest Release: Chapter 167

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lnwUser62319

This excitement makes me sick... i really want to finish it all, but this set up teachs me the importance of patients nad perseverance 😅...i really love the story, im really am greatful with this free site so as the author for bringing up such a good plot and so the translator for breaking the gap across many nation... thank you so much😍
Hope to read another sooooon😘

bmaaltie

An unexpected storyline both thrilling and sad abuses in the whole is bad. I hope Max picks up some of her husband character and becomes a strong magician and that Riftan opens up to his wife more .Best story!!!

Corgi888

It's nice to read medieval period novel. Women in that period are subject to their family control & powerless to rebel against their family head. Plus d treatment is worse if the woman has an inborn "disability" like Max. Physically & mentally abuse from young, cannot blame her for feeling insecure, stupid, n weak when she has a big, gruffly n yet gentle hubby who only want the best for her. Real appreciate those translators...thank you.

SilentWanderer

I really like this novel. I am very excited about the update of this novel than the manhwa Hahahahaha Maxi is so cute and nice that I want to keep her———- Riftan will definitely kill me if that happen 🤣🤣🤣🥰🥰🥰

lnwUser59319

I got here after reading a comic, and I found I enjoy the writing more when I imagined the characters which they draw on the comic. Love both of the master pieces.

LadyCalysta

I discovered this novel after reading the manga, and I absolutely love it: I feel it like a mix between Cinderella and the Beauty and the Beast, with Maxi’s new life with Riftan. I can understand how people are complaining about Riftan’s possessiveness, but again, we’re in “Middle Age”, as said in the beginning of the novel, a women used to belong to a man, sad but true, and relatable to the historical period: he never lost his temper and we come to know how he would hate himself to death if something bad would happen to Maxi! I also think the translator always put a great effort in order to keep it updated!

finale

The storyline is very entertaining and interesting. I would not giving the highest rating. I am very glad I could read this freely. I thank the translators for doing the most effort in doing so. Keep up the good work!

znukhsoc

It's a great novel but not the best like everyone talking about.
Here are the complaints:
The translation is not quite good if I compare it to the past novels I've read. In many places, it distracts me. It has fluency problems.
ML is protective which is the reason why most of us are here however, he expresses his concern with anger. Waited for a character development but it doesn't happen and we are now at the 154th chapter.
I understand that FL is... damaged but I wish at least she could be more open to new things. She's very prejudiced about how the knights live their lives, etc. I'm glad she is improving but too damn slow if we look at the chapter count.
ML and FL's communication skills with each other is unsatisfactory. Sex doesn't count as expressing what's inside their head.

Things I liked:
Ruth.
The knowledge given about the world and the amount of its usage.

Lady_Xanthe

I am fascinated by the story. The fact that the FL is not as perfect as the "princesses" we know is interesting enough and makes you wonder how she conquered every days journey.

SerenityElian

I'm so addicted to this story, I check in every day to see if there's any update! A friend of mine introduced me to this and I can't thank her enough!