Assassin Farmer


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Su Shuilian was the first legitimate daughter of a renowned embroidery family, but she was murdered by her jealous family member. After death, Su Shuilian’s soul enters an unknown female body who lives in a dynasty she had never heard of.

While trapped in the wilderness with her wolf pup companions, Shuilian rescues an assassin who was betrayed by his organization and saves him from the brink of death.

After making it out of the dangerous forest, the two travel to a small town with few inhabitants. There, they find a location with a picturesque scenery and disguise themselves as a married couple to buy a house to settle down in.

She was a girl unfamiliar to this world, and he was an infamous assassin. Journey with them as they adapt to their new life…

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Jiǎn méi shā shǒu zuò nóng fū
Picked up an Assassin to be a Farmer
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New Potatoteeth rated it
September 20, 2022
Status: Completed
I'm a fan of slice of life. However, this one has weak exposition and plot, containing very little interest or excitement. The romances are perfunctory and so are the characters. Apart from the main couple, all the men are chauvinistic tsunderes, and all the women are indecisive crybabies. Everyone speaks in cliches, and even the s*x is repetitive.

On the whole, it's just a plodding, juvenile read.

2 stars.
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New Lazy_Queen
September 13, 2022
Status: --
I got to chapter 148 after almost a week of trying to read it and skipped to the official last chapter (160), who, btw has one of the best endings I’ve ever read.

It’s a nice story, kind of like a farming type? Because the couple quickly gets together (nice) and there aren’t any misunderstandings between them (i love this) so the rest is just them building their house, farming, embroidering and having babies (and the snu snu before said babies is veeery nice).

There is also the MISTERY OF WHO IS... more>> THEIR FAMILY that honestly, wasn’t needed, but at least it brought some nice characters.

In the end, I agree with the reviewer that said this is a good story to read when you have nothing better to do. <<less
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MissQ rated it
January 3, 2017
Status: c44
This is a very fluffy story of a cute couple. Just for the readers who say there is barely any plot, keep in mind that this is a slice of life....

Anyways, although I am the translator of this series, I tend not to read ahead. So I'm just as blind as ya'll.

The first chapter is a lot of information, but after that, it's just a simple novel. Enjoy!
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Myross17 rated it
July 7, 2017
Status: Completed
I just finished this story from raw and I 100% recommend this to any readers out there who like romance and fluffy story.

I like how loyal the ML is to the MC. How sweet he is to her and even though he don't know anything aside from killing, but for her, he learned how to cook (they said that he cooks like professional), how to farm, and even turning his back on his own riches (the money he accumulated for being assassin) just to make hersure happy.

There might be times... more>> that there are misunderstanding due to him, who don't know how toto express his thoughts and feelings but overall, their story is satisfying.

Their romance is smooth sailing, like they really don't have love rival (the only was Lu Wan'er but she really did nothing, she's more like an *insert character* in the story), and even though knowing their family background, their family allowed them to continue their love.

If you will ask me what is the thing I don't like in this story is most chapters are about them eating here and eating there hahaha maybe the author loves to eat, right? XD

I think this story should be R-15? Well, at first there is no mushy wushy part but when their children born, there will always part where they always have intense scene xD


a little bit spoiler about their life background.

The MC was actually long lost daughter of a king (?) /prince, a relatives of the emperor (I'm not quite sure what their status is) while the ML is a long lost son of an emperor of other country, I think he is supposed to be the crown prince but he doesn't want to be a prince and still remain in the small town/village where they stay.

They will have three children: Lin Long and Lin Xiao are twins and Lin Xi.

Lin Long even she's the only girl, she became the successor of their assassin group (i forgot what it called).

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feyries rated it
September 12, 2017
Status: c42
Read if you like:

  • Slice of life (seriously, there was one chapter that just described their newly renovated house)
  • No love triangles (at least, none so far... *crosses fingers)
  • Tsundere male leads (watching the ML slowly melting into a puddle of fluff was literally 80% of the entertainment)
  • Nice, but no-nonsense female leads
Don't read if you don't like any of the above.

But seriously, I urge you to give this story a try! It's not a martial arts story where the transmigrated female lead gets revenge on her... more>> entire family. It's not one of those cultivating stories where the transmigrated female lead has insane cheats and a spirit beast companion or two. What this is, is a heartwarming story about a girl who only knows how to embroider and an assassin who only knows how to kill, and how they fall in love and live out the rest of their days together.

This is the mac and cheese of stories, it's an afghan blanket in a dark winter night, it's chicken soup when you're running a cold.

Oh, and did I mention they have two pet snow white wolves? They're the cutest balls of fluff ever, because of course they would be. <<less
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earlgreyt rated it
April 18, 2019
Status: c50
Ay... I thought this story would have more realism or farming/building aspects than it actually does.
(╯≧Д≦)╯︵ ┻━┻ #disappoint#

But if you like fairy tales...

Basically, this is a very very very sugar-filled slice-of-life. It is not really about farming, there isn't much plot either. It is simply about a beautiful girl with the best embroidery skills who gets together with a handsome man with the best martial arts skills. Oh, the girl is transmigrated. But anyway, they move into a village and live a very very very fluffy and romantic... more>> life in harmony with pretty much everyone.

Don't get me wrong, fluff is great. But this novel is such an unending river of syrup with nothing to mix it up, readers might need a break now and then to rescue their rotted teeth.

Also I think the romance resonates better with younger readers, because you have moments like this:


MC feels insecure because she's been told that her personality is too low-key and unattractive to men. So MC wants to ask what the ML likes about her.

ML: "You don't know how beautiful you are."

.... wow not SHALLOW at all. Physical beauty is everything!!!!! (Yes, in Chinese, "beautiful" refers exclusively to physical appearance. It is not a metaphor for something deeper.)


Since there are no obstacles, the main couple pretty much get the best furniture, fix up the best house/scenery next to the best part of the river, basically achieve the best possible outcomes with very little effort. The guy's martial arts are so outstanding, just like a fairy. He can leap 15 meters in one jump, "cut" down an evergreen tree with one strike of his bare hands, and carry back a wagon-load of tree trunks from miles away (without the wagon) in a few hours.

I wish there was some comedy to cut this up... <<less
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LotionBottle_Venerable rated it
July 24, 2020
Status: c83
Rating: 2.5/5 or 3/5

Why? Because the little things ruined everything for me.

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+He doesn't let her work in the house even she insists. When he wouldn't let her do chores (like cooking, a lot of cleaning, etc, etc) she gave up and explained herself by saying that a man who does that deserves devotion. She was fierce the first time she met him and then never fierce again smh. Am I the only one bothered by this? As a person who likes to clean and help my spouse, I'd be pretty annoyed but after being 'insistent' for a single chapter or two, she gave up and then justified herself for quitting.

+She makes really, really, really dumb decisions. Even as a spoiled lady, I'm pretty sure you can recognize the fact that since your husband used to be an assassin, he should have assassin friends right? NO! Just let that 'friend' of his waltz through the door because who cares, amirite????!! When an assassin knocked on her door telling that he was an old friend of her husband's, she doesn't even doubt him, she just lets him in. If something had happened, I probably would've dropped the damn story sooner but thank heavens.

+He keeps things from her. They're all 'let's be honest with each other' and then several chapters later, he doesn't tell her that those 'friends' were his colleagues, doesn't tell her anything about her identity as someone famous and wanted and purposefully withholds information from her. It's not protecting her if she needs to know it.

+Also, she's fifteen and pregnant!!! Does no one else find this appalling?! I get it, it's set in Ancient China but you couldn't make her two years older??? Why is this grown *ss man doing the do with a teenager?! He's twenty-three and she'S FIFTEEN I'M GOING TO HURT SOMEONE!!! Why is there the need to be such a huge age difference?! No, I don't care if she might be older in her past life, her body is still fifteen and he thinks it is.

(Some small things: she found an OP liquid that was named about fairies but she doesn't use it anymore after she healed the ML. It's nearly never mentioned again. Another is the Wolf King. I dunno if it's going to change but it really makes me wonder why the f**k he's important because he just made the MC's wolf/dog pregnant and that was it, I'm so confused. The last one is about the fact that there's basically no face-slapping. The MC gets tricked or harassed kind of easily and it makes me wince.)


But anyways, there are some good points too, even if the bad points stained the whole thing for me.


+Personally, I like the peacefulness of it. Some would say that it's boring but I think it's relaxing.

+Love, love, love the fact that there are female friendships! Some of the characters' thinking is really logical, like how a woman inconvenienced the MC and then realized it and berated herself because she (MC) was a newlywed. Honestly, felt like it was great that we had some female friendships and not everyone is out to get her.

+They're really sweet together, even if he lies to her. You can tell they care for each other, even though it all happened hella fast.

+It happened hella fast. That was better than them still not confessing after three lifetimes, seven hundred chapters and five novels but I also would've liked it a little more if they had spent more time together. They confessed their love/got married (I can't remember tbh) in less than 20 chapters.

+The villains (I think it's only been a small gang and a jealous girl so far) have all been dealt with and easy to deal with but I feel like more is coming. There isn't any unnecessary drama but sometimes, some of it can get ridiculous. Proceed with caution.

+The MC isn't too badly OP. She just has good embroidery skills and a few others. Her husband is a different case and I don't want to think about him.


And of course, I've only read to about chapter 83 so I don't know if it's going to change but my review is for you guys to see. I rated it pretty low because I got very irritated as I was reading the last few chapters before I dropped it.

This should be used to pass the time. Try it if you want! There seems to be conflict in the future so you can get ready for that. <<less
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Chisaki rated it
November 6, 2019
Status: c50
This novel is so-so for me. It's pretty boring even for a slice of life story. There's no tension at all, and there are tons of details that don't add anything to the story.

I expected it to be similar to Fields of Gold with romance added in, but so far the MC and ML have no ambition to move up in life. It's really too monotonous for me.
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Chaku rated it
February 15, 2017
Status: c5
Im already in love with this novel, it reminds me of another story called Kanata Kara which I adore.

MC is from a prominent family with unsurpassed skills in embroidery as the synopsis detailed, after becoming a victim of foul play she is reborn into another world where fantasy like creatures and people with powerful abilities exist.

Level headed, taking a pragmatic approach she ventures forth with very little and encounters many interesting and unusual things, her meeting with an injured man sees her connect with him in ways we are still... more>> yet to uncover :D

I enjoy the interesting characters, and since there are only 2 so far I look forward in seeing them both develop :D Su is very adorable, a floofy kind of character that is endearing with her ability to be positive and ready to get things done. Lin is the silent brooding type that seems at odds with this inner self, this guy needs to be more honest lol.

Su has 2 other companions that you will learn about as you read the novel :P so far there are only 9 chapters, hopefully we will see it spamming the Novel updates with multiple chapter releases! One can hope!. <<less
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KKristen rated it
June 7, 2017
Status: c106

Sadly, this novel has lost all interest for me. Once the main characters move to the town, they never again experience any difficulties, challenges, strife, or even emotional distress. Everything comes super easily to them. They can grow plants, build houses, start businesses, etc with zero experience and zero problems. Everything they ever find will be a treasure. Everything they ever do will be successful. Everyone they ever meet will love them.

Also, the FL is super spoiled by the ML, and she loses all of her independence, motivation, and... more>> intelligence. (Not even kidding -- she chooses to stop thinking or making any decisions at all.) The ML is no longer conflicted, and he overcomes any dangerous events easily, while never telling his wife anything.

(For example, the author entirely skips over a moment when he falls off a cliff and is presumed dead -- there are zero descriptions about what happened, the FL barely notices, and he comes back the next chapter totally fine with no explanation.) Oh, and it's revealed that the FL is royalty. But there is zero drama involved there -- they just get a ton of money, new extremely loving relatives, everyone instantly accepts them, and there are no worries about their new role or responsibilities.

Basically, this story is a totally unrealistic, fluffy, slice-of-life story where the main characters are loved by everyone, have some of the best luck in the world, and they are rich people living a super easy "slow life" in a poor town.


As of chapter 50, this story stays at the same pace: slow. It is truly just a slice-of-life story in which their daily tasks and necessities are described in extensive detail. To be honest, while this story isn't bad, it has long lost any interest for me. I will probably drop it soon if there's isn't any excitement or change soon.


This was a very pleasant novel. Reading it will put you in a good mood. Can't wait for more!

So far, the tone and genre are mostly slice-of-life and romance. The characters are pure and honest, and so far the story hasn't had much strife. It's just a reincarnated girl and a former assassin starting a new life together -- traveling out of the forest, finding a place to stay, moving into a house, figuring out how to make a living wage, etc.

If anything, the only critism that I have is that some things go too smoothly/easily (a bit hard to believe) and that the two main characters are almost TOO pure. They're so honest and shy and sweet that it'll give you diabetes. It's definitely not just mindless fluff, though... It's easy to accept that maybe, they're just good people.

I can't help but predict that something dramatic is on the way (will either character's past life come back to haunt them?), but for now, things are just nice and simple.

The pacing of this story is good -- not too fast, but also not too slow. Although only 29 chapters are out at the time of this review, it still feels like quite a lot has been done.

The translation quality is also very good. Smooth English with little to no grammar mistakes.

If you're in the mood for something light and simple, give this a try! <<less
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Purelove rated it
April 15, 2022
Status: c143 part1
Hi! Pure here~ I'm the current translator of this novel. I've actually already completely translated it hehe.

Anyways, I've always liked this novel and was very sad when MissQ dropped it and then there were some inconsistent updates, so I took it upon myself to finish translating Assassin Farmer. I've seen some recent reviews about how nothing happens, but please keep in mind this novel is a Slice of Life! It's really slice of life, there's going to be some drama, but very little and will never blow up. So if... more>> you want to read angst, this novel isn't for you.

Otherwise, this novel is literally all fluff. The characters are a bit OP, but they only use their skills to events and people who affect their lives directly.


As this novel wraps up, everyone gets an happy ending, and their children will be featured in the extra chapters. In my opinions, the ending extras are a little rushed, but it does wrap up everything. It's a similar ending to rebirth in the sixties.

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Fathom rated it
June 7, 2016
Status: c3
Quite a different premise to all the Reincarnation plots. Unlike others who come from either the same world setting or a modern time, the MC is from the 1920s with the unusual background as an expert embroider. The chapter lengths are a decent length, and the translations are smooth. It is a bit of a slow start because the author really takes the time to detail what happened. I hope to read more in the future. Hopefully, a permanent translation group will pick up this project soon.
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Glenda908 rated it
July 10, 2021
Status: c115
The beginning is good, she saves him, survives on her own but then falls in love and gets married, and the story stagnates. The male lead begins to take care of everything, and the female lead becomes useless, and becomes a pet raised with love but without her own opinion.

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only gives his opinion on trivial things such as the decoration of the house, shopping and how he should be educated with others


The female lead does not need to know what happens so he begins to hide information trying to be fragile to know the truth.

  • Hides that they tried to kidnap her.
  • Who are your parents.
  • as male lead still does not want children and that is why she uses a special method to avoid having them and she thinks that it is her fault that she is not pregnant.
  • What problems are going on and that he almost died and other matters.[/ spoiler]

All this is annoying and gives the feeling that instead of his wife he is his pet.


The other characters are even thinking about whether to train their children to become murderers, without even thinking if she would like her children to dedicate themselves to that.


Her parents' relationship is horrible.

Her father has like a lot of concubines and 9 daughters with them, and he only tells the mother of the protagonist who did it because she wanted to make him jealous. Thanks to this, the protagonist almost died and is separated from her daughter for more than 10 years. And when his father thinks if he should divorce his concubines to forgive him, he thinks that would be shameful and eliminates this idea. He also says that he only listens to the mother only at that moment when they return home he will do what he wants and the mother of the protagonist should apologize.

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Vanessanellyn rated it
May 30, 2017
Status: c55
This is an adorable slice of life, transmigration novel. The story revolves around a transmigrated MC and an ex-assassin ML. ? At first the ML is a silent and unfeeling iceberg, but he gets exceedingly warm (only to the MC though) as time passes by in the novel. The author's writing style and the translator's awesome translating skills makes you feel as if you are inside the story. In the first few chapters, it will be a nice, house-building life, but in the later chapters the drama begins, so the story is a good mix of fluff and drama.

The MC and ML's interactions are quite adorable, and because they are really sweet, it makes the reader eat dogfood. Just be prepared to get diatebes because of their sweetness. ? Major Spoiler Incoming

Though at the end chapters, the MC and ML will switch worlds, so the ML will be the new transmigrator.

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TwoWhiteShirts rated it
June 4, 2016
Status: c3
This is actually pretty interesting. It's very descriptive without it being overdone and I feel like I'm living with the character herself :)
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ragingmisandrist rated it
August 8, 2022
Status: --
A very cute but dragged out story. If you're looking for something to take up time while reading something nice, I recommend this.
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hose246 rated it
June 21, 2022
Status: c38
This story is a chill and fluffy story of a couple, and nothing else.

It is pretty enjoyable at the first 20 chapters, but starts to get more and more boring.

The MC becomes a veteran blusher, the couple doesn't have any problems, and from how the story has been, I can't see any significant problems happening in the future. But because of that, there is no incentive for me to continue reading it.

The side character's aren't interesting, they are just side characters, and normal aunties. Yes, the MC is cute, but... more>> she has no other characteristics other than being good at embroideries and shy. The ML struggles a lot with his past, but other than that, there is no other characteristics that made him stand out either.

Honestly, I hope the author had took a longer time to carefully develop the relationship between the MC and ML.

All in all, it is chill novel that's not fit for bingeing, but you can read it just for chilling and to relax. <<less
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wolflord1307 rated it
July 15, 2019
Status: c97
Overall it’s a very fluffy story with nothing much happening. The slice of life is very nice, they do use their skills which are considered good but not like the most OP kind which is nice. There’s a bit of plot building now but still very peaceful overall. Some killing etc due to his assassin past but it’s all over quickly and they’re just enjoying their lives now. I recommend this for a chill story to pass some time
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sharl rated it
November 19, 2017
Status: c46
This is one of those stories you read when you just want something fluffy, adorable and heartwarming. No side female characters plotting FL's death to get the ML, no jealous suitors regretting how the FL escaped their grasp and plotting to get her back, no jealous step-sisters and step-mothers (well, only at the beginning) to provide continuous tension and drama... no imperial politics or backstabbing characters (so far).

All there was, was a story of 2 people slowly growing together and cherishing each other. It will probably give you diabetes from... more>> how cute it is, but hey, if that's what you're after... <<less
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poirot11 rated it
June 8, 2017
Status: c30
It's... It's... It's SO FLUFFY!! One of the novels that I read that made me smiley and giggling like a crazy person when I read this. The wolfs are also such a cutie pie, more like puppies, lol
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tulah rated it
May 4, 2017
Status: c25
Cute story enough to give you diabetes. This is another world migration but the main character isn't some full blown heavenly assassin lady and won't try to kill her enemies. This story so far is just a cute girl and her shy hasn't having fluffy moments and trying to make it in the world.
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September 4, 2022
Status: Dropped Ch 81
FL has no self preservation skills in her body, and is described as gentle and sophisticated, but in actuality she's really just a bland one-sided Mary Sue character.

ML is described as this cold, outstanding assassin on the inside but is actually warm on the inside, a perfect and doting husband. NOT!

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ML is a liar. He keeps promising he will tell her everything but breaks that promise next chapter.


He's withholding a lot of information from her.


He knows her family but lies to her face about it. As if she can't make that decision herself.

He purposely prevents her from getting pregnant, without discussing this to her or letting her know. Yes, granted that she's 15 and she's not ready, but the poor girl is beating herself up for not getting pregnant. This is him also promising that he'll tell her everything. What a liar.


ML and FL doesn't trust each other fundamentaly, they always think the other will leave, and they don't communicate either. So they are in constant bouts of insecurities in their relationship. For me, that's not a solid foundation. And it really kills the "Mature" in the tags (that's why I took it down).

Honestly, it's a very shallow story.

This is not even an adulting kind of story, or even slice of life. Because they are both spendthrift, with no income, and doesn't accept compensation for the first half of the novel. No sound adult would ever say no to well deserved compensation.

Anyway, I don't hate it. Just that the tags are misleading and I dropped it because ML is just.. Nah... <<less
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