The Apothecary Diaries Volume 1

And no one would have imagined she would do such a thing, so no one noticed. ... The apothecary's shop was set up fronting the street in a part of one of the brothels, so it was sometimes mistaken for a display window that happened to ...

The Apothecary Diaries  Volume 1

In the East is a land ruled by an emperor, whose consorts and serving women live in a sprawling complex known as the hougong, the rear palace. Maomao, an unassuming girl raised in an unassuming town by her apothecary father, never imagined the rear palace would have anything to do with her—until she was kidnapped and sold into service there. Though she looks ordinary, Maomao has a quick wit, a sharp mind, and an extensive knowledge of medicine. That’s her secret, until she encounters a resident of the palace at least as perceptive as she is: the head eunuch, Jinshi. He sees through Maomao’s façade and makes her a lady-in-waiting to none other than the Emperor’s favorite consort… so she can taste the lady’s food for poison! At her lady’s side, Maomao starts to learn about everything that goes on in the rear palace—not all of it seemly. Can she ever lead a quiet life, or will her powers of deduction and insatiable curiosity bring her ever more adventures, and ever more dangers?

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The Apothecary Diaries: Volume 1
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Natsu Hyuuga
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-14 - Publisher: J-Novel Club

In the East is a land ruled by an emperor, whose consorts and serving women live in a sprawling complex known as the hougong, the rear palace. Maomao, an unassuming girl raised in an unassuming town by her apothecary father, never imagined the rear palace would have anything to do
The Apothecary Diaries 1
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Natsu Hyuuga
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-11 - Publisher: Square Enix Manga

After breaking a "curse" on the imperial heirs, a palace servant with training in herbal medicine is promoted up the ranks to food taster...and right into the thick of palace intrigue in this lushly illustrated period mystery series! Maomao, a young woman trained in the art of herbal medicine, is
The Apothecary Diaries: Volume 3
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Natsu Hyuuga
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-14 - Publisher: J-Novel Club

Maomao must help keep Consort Gyokuyou safe during her pregnancy. An imperial consort being with child is supposed to be a matter of the utmost secrecy, but this is the rear palace, where maneuvering and backstabbing are as commonplace as banter and tea parties. Threats seem to lurk around every
The Apothecary Diaries: Volume 4
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Natsu Hyuuga
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-05 - Publisher: J-Novel Club

Though her main duty is still looking after Consort Gyokuyou, Maomao finds time to help her friends and acquaintances in the rear palace, including Xiaolan, who will need a job after her term of service ends, and Consort Lishu, who’s convinced she’s seen a ghost! When complications arise with Gyokuyou’s
The Apothecary Diaries: Volume 5
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Natsu Hyuuga
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-09 - Publisher: J-Novel Club

The political situation at court has changed: the birth of Gyokuyou’s son has seen her elevated to the status of Empress, and meanwhile Jinshi is no longer able to continue his pretense at the rear palace. Although all seems peaceful after the destruction of the Shi clan, threats continue to