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Under the oak tree

Under the oak tree

On average, 4.9 out of 5 stars out of 15

The author is Sooji Kim

Adult, Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, Romance, Smut.

Type: Web Novel (KR)

Tags: Web Novel, Korea


Maximilian (Maxi), the oldest Croyso daughter, is abused by her father as she grows up. As a result of the physical and mental trauma, she develops a crippling inferiority complex about her stutter and her physical appearance, as well as a general lack of self-respect.

When Duke Croyso gets an order from the King to fight the Red Dragon Sektor, he decides to marry his daughter off to a peasant knight named Riftan Calypse. Duke Croyso’s plan is to give his son-in-law his military duties. So, Maxi is forced to get married to a man she barely knows. The newlyweds spend their first night together, but the next morning, Riftan leaves for war, and they are apart right away.

Three years later, when Riftan comes back to the city to celebrate his victory in war, the two get back together. Maxi and Riftan only spent one night together, and Maxi doesn’t know Riftan at all. However, Maxi is afraid that Riftan might want to divorce her, which would be the same as giving the young woman a death sentence.

What does Riftan want to do? Will Maxi find the strength to get over what happened to her and her low self-esteem? Will the couple make it through and fall in love?


Main Characters

  • Maximilian CROIX
  • Riftan CALYPSE

Secondary Characters

  • Ruth SERBEL

Minor Characters

  • Gabel LACHZION
  • Garrow LIVAKION
  • Hebaron NIRTHA
  • Ulseon ROYVAR
  • Ursulin RICAYDO



I ADORE it. This manga is great in every way. Is a real love story set in the past. The main characters are very likeable, and they have great sexual chemistry for the hot scenes. The secondary characters are also unique and well-developed without being cliches!!!

I love how our main character changed and became the kind of person we all want to be. She gained confidence and learned what she was worth, which is what makes this manga so worth reading.


NO SPOILERS: To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect from this manga, but it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. I was most interested by how much it looked like the manga “Light and Shadow.” The two stories are so similar that you should definitely read the other one if you liked the first one. The main characters are almost the same, too.

The fantasy part of this manga is what makes it different from “Light and Shadow.” In “Under the oak tree,” there are magic spells and monsters like werewolves and dragons. I liked this manga a lot, and it didn’t take me long to fall in love with it.

I read it in a few hours. It’s important to note, though, that I’m writing this review at the end of season 1, and I plan to watch at least season 2 as well. I don’t know what happens next, so my comments don’t apply to this part of the story. But this manga is beautifully drawn, and in just the first few chapters, it became my favorite. I think all fans of fantasy shounen should read it.


I was pretty excited to start reading this because the art is great and the main character, Maxi, is cute, beautiful, and has a disability, which is rare in books, so I was looking forward to seeing her grow. Unfortunately, the ML is just bad. He’s very attractive, but that’s about all he has going for him. Communication doesn’t seem to be a big deal in this guy’s book. He pretty much raped Maxi in the first few chapters, and anyone who says otherwise is either a teenager, a man, or just f*cking blind:))

That alone made my grade go down, which should explain why I dropped it. Recently, I went back to read it to see if anything had changed, because I like to get brain damage from seeing things I hate. To my surprise, at chapter 42, ML still treats Maxi like a meat back to stick his big d*ck in, saying that he “can’t control himself” because “he loves her too much” (not that ever told her that btw) So, every time I hear someone call this jerk a “himbo who’s hopelessly in love with his wife,” I want to put my head in a blender.

Maxi is growing well, especially while ML is away fighting wars and doing other manly things, and I really hope he never comes back.


Four chapters in, things have become rather weighty. People misuse the fl. ml used to be a commoner, so his speech is not at all refined. On some pages, the main character scared me because, well, he seems like a bad guy, even though he ends up being a hero.

So, no, don’t expect main characters who are sneaky and cause trouble for people who try to stop them. Characters with flaws that, hopefully, will help them grow as they deal with them.


At the moment, the story isn’t that bad, except that she’s been abused, which has made her very afraid of everything. The only good thing about this story is that the guy has always been interested in her and is trying to let her know it.

Books in this series

Under the Oak Tree: Season 1 (1)
Under the Oak Tree: Season 1 (2)
Under the Oak Tree: Season 1 (3)
Under the Oak Tree: Season 1 (4)
Under the Oak Tree: Season 1 (5)

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