Divine Doctor: Daughter of the First Wife


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A high-ranking officer in the Marines and a master of both Western and Chinese medicine, Feng Yu Heng is transmigrated with a duang sound to the Da Shun Dynasty. Her father is distant, her grandmother is unloving, her mother is sick, her brother is young, and her sisters are hateful, with each more ruthless than the previous. After transmigrating and being reborn, she definitely cannot continue being a good-for-nothing like the previous owner of this body. Want to compete with me? It will be complete domination! Want to cause me harm? A single scalpel will turn you to mincemeat! Want to play dirty? A needle will paralyze half your body! Want to kill me? A single scratch will disembowel you! The formerly easy-to-bully completely transforms and becomes the most desired of Da Shun Dynasty. A hospital to be opened with the Emperor will bring the adoration of the masses and a great deal of wealth. But what’s this about a marriage to this absurd prince? What does the cripple have to say?

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Shen Yi Di Nu
The Prodigy Daughter Of The Medicine God
Thần y đích nữ
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New teknova rated it
July 12, 2018
Status: c312
Heroine is a total Mary Sue, who eats like 2 losses over 300 chapters, and pulls out skills that she shouldn't even have had from her past life.

That said, the story is still really good. The court politics, verbal duels, and plotting are all done excellently, that really keeps you interested compared to most novels on this site. You can't just mindlessly read this like you could with a xianxia and get the gist, there's a lot to pay attention to and a lot to enjoy.

Good story, average characters
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New forgottenglimmer rated it
July 7, 2018
Status: c305
This definitely lives up to it's hype. I have never commented anything here in novelupdates but I just made an account to say that I've been enjoying this series, I completely forgot to critique in my mind and just go with the flow. It's the top of the line in the transmigration stories because of her magic space.
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Iluvstorys rated it
March 9, 2018
Status: c124
This novel deserves five stars just for the imperial family. A wise emperor who is not narrow minded, wants to nurture the younger generation over clinging to his power, and is actually faithful in love.... an empress who doesn't seem petty or too engaged in intrigue and gets along well with the favoured concubine and her son, the badass concubine who leaves the emperor hanging.... Even the the attempts of a certain prince to amass power are treated with ridicule instead of wariness... this is the first time I have... more>> read a c novel of this type whose royals actually deserve to rule and don't make me feel disgusted. All the other wonderful aspects of the novel do not need further commendation because they must have surely been brought up in the other reviews... still.... kudos to the wonderful girlfriend gang, the adorable mother and brother of the MC and the synergy and sheer compatibility with the ML.... His type is often taken too far and turned into a possessive jerk so I'm enjoying the harmonious and non- toxic relationship depicted here....

I suppose I am obligated to mention that her pharmacy is a total deus ex machina and the stupidly disgusting and annoying family members are aplenty... but at least her backstory of being a military doctor with a traditional medicine background or whatever is a decent enough excuse for possessing medical and combat skills.... unlike all the OP assassin ladies who possess an astounding knowledge of herbs and acupuncture and cultivation and traditional instruments.... anyway this fic is worth putting up with all the cliches because it doesn't frustrate you to death when you read.... <<less
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TropeTrash rated it
March 3, 2018
Status: c117
The tropes are all there, but the writing is good and not unreasonable. Best black belly story of all top rated transmigration stories.

The MC is rational and don't create unnecessary trouble. She strives for her mother and brother and is good to the people who at least try to be good to her also.

The story isn't as masturbatory as other black belly stories, men don't fall at her feet, the only love interest is the ML. She also doesn't try to revolutionize anything despite her cheat and expertise, she keeps... more>> to herself but helps those who need help.

There are gray and neutral characters and basically all the characters have dimensions in them and don't exist as canon fodders. The story works with logical sense.

The pacing is perfect and knows when to offer and delay tension in the story, a rare quality in web novels. There is, surprisingly, a literary awareness. <<less
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Fathom rated it
March 29, 2018
Status: Completed
In terms of soul transmigration comparisons, I have to say that this series really tops out the extreme of OP skills and cheats. A female soldier who is well versed in Chinese and Western medical skills from future times gets soul transmigrated to ancient China. However, she carries a storage space inside her. In the space, it has her surgery room, pharmacy, small living space, and even an artillery room. Of course, anything she removes, gets automatically replenished by her space. Not only that, if she moves in the space,... more>> she can move her position in reality as well. Makes me wonder, if she exits between walls, would she die? But that scenario never happens.


Suspending disbelief is quite normal in these novels, but when it's too over the top ridiculous, it kind of stops being enjoyable to read. The FL is too powerful in everything, and then she can pull out everything from land minds, grenades, assault rifles, bullet proof vests, endless bullets, food, cloaking abilities, and ready made drugs; winning a war is simply a no brainer.

Despite the ultimate cheat skills, there were some other annoying details that kept repeating ad nausea. For instance, villains and evil intentioned family members that kept using the same skills to try to kill or harm the FL. The puppy love of her 3rd sister to the 7th prince, while ignoring the love of 4th prince. The annoying shrewish 4th sister who was extremely physically and mentally cruel to everyone. The biological mother who refused to recognize her own daughter. And the fact that the FL isn't the only one who soul transmigrated.

The romance would have been better as well if the FL wasn't so ambiguous in her feelings for a 3rd party. For most of the series, she kept going on how great the second ML was and how she would have fallen in love with him if she didn't meet the 9th prince first. Ultimately, this kind of cheapens the romance between the FL and the ML. Don't we as readers like to read about how strong leading couples are? Why keep harping about that if not the ML, there would have been just as strong as a romance between the FL and the alternative love interest. This ambiguity just really turned me off towards the end. Kind of ruined that special happily ever after flair.

The ending was a happy ending if a bit on the boring side.


Overall, for the various stated reasons, it's not on my favorites as a series. Read it and soon to be forgotten. <<less
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Anonymousse rated it
January 11, 2018
Status: --
A high-ranking marine officer and a master of both Western and Chinese medicine. plus mobile pharmacy of 21 century.


This girl grab all the good background and plotarmor to start a novel. Enough said! If this novel still goes wrong... just grab and beat the author to halfdead for his incompetence writing!
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blindbandit rated it
November 22, 2017
Status: c14
Before the review, awesome translations. Kudos to the translation team!

The plot so far is similar to other novels with female MCs so I won't say much since there are too few chapters. What I want to point out is how much I hate how useless the mother is. It makes me furious to read that women of 'that time' tend to be weak-willed (well, when it comes to the MCs mother). So yah, if you're annoyed by that, it's there. The MC has also met the ML and again, similar... more>> interaction as with the other novels. So far, it's still a fun read. I enjoy anything that has a female MC since there are fewer of those being translated. <<less
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Kimchi759 rated it
April 16, 2018
Status: c78
I was really enjoying this story up until chapter 42, honest.

I liked the "OPness" of the female character. A female character who has experience as a military doctor? Sounds intriguing.

Yes, the Pharmacy Pocket Dimension is a little OP, but I don't see people complaining when male protagonists get ridiculous skills on top of unbelievable stats.

The only thing I found a little annoying about her skills was the claim about being combat-adept. She never trains or has reason to display her physical skills. It comes off as just... more>> a bullet point in her profile to further cement her suitability for the similarly Extremely Above Average male lead. She even mentions she needs to tone up her body/muscles, yet no training up to my current chapter.

There's also this s*xist dynamic in Chinese novels that never fails to aggravate me. That is, no matter how skilled, talented, and strong the female lead is, the male lead is always a step ahead.

The part that best encapsulates this spirit is as follows:


"However, even if I am successful in learning it, there will still be a large gap when fighting you... You know how to use qing gong and how to use a long weapon. These things added together put me at a disadvantage. From the two battles, there has only been one outcome."


It is impossible for a strong female lead in a CNovel to be more skilled or powerful than her male counterpart. The balance must always be in favor of the male.

(ꐦ⌅⌄⌅) ノ彡┻━┻

But MC's verbal tete-a-tetes with her enemies and subtle manipulations were entertaining and satisfying.

Then came chapter 42.

My reaction to chapter 40-42 was and is, well, I am... disgusted. Furious, and disgusted.


One particularly antagonistic servant is deliberately lured into situation where she is [email protected] by the master of the house.

JinYuan (MC's father) is delivered an aphrodisiac that was originally meant to poison MC's little brother by MC's servant Wang Chuan, and Chen-shi's servant Jin Zhen. (Chen-shi being one of the main villains and essentially MC's evil stepmother.)

Wang Chuan, under MC's orders, then forces Jin Zhen to stay with JinYuan as the medicine takes effect.

Here's a line from that part: "Wang Chuan retreated while bowing, her gaze containing a hint of a sly look. Until she exited the room, she did not forget to close the door behind her."

Basically, MC and her servant influence events so the servant of Chen-shi is [email protected] by JinYuan.


This is painted to be some sort of twisted retribution. A "serves her right" kind of moment.

I felt physically ill reading this.

To make it worse, the author paints the womanchild who was just [email protected] as a villain in the midst of her own assault.


Jin Zhe's fear just disappears and she begins plotting how her [email protected] can benefit her, while she's still being violated.

She can just brush off her [email protected] because, and I quote, "she was not a young girl with no s*xual experience."


The author not only uses [email protected] as a punishment, but glazes over the seriousness of the crime and its effects on the victims, and, on top of that, attempts to depict the victim in such a way that the audience feels less pity and less horror and less sympathy.

Not to mention the idea of non-virginal women being somehow unaffected by s*xual assault.

(˙ ͜ʟ˙)

I just. No. No.

[email protected] is not something you use to "get back" at other women; it's not to be used as revenge. It's not a weapon you inflict on other women who "deserve it."

If you're going to write about [email protected], you write about it with respect. With research. With sensitivity and humane consideration for victims of s*xual assault. With realism.

I am going to attempt to continue reading, but I cannot emphasize enough how much of a travesty that scene is, and how much it decimated my respect for the author.

I should also point out that there is fatphobic connotations, with the author's description of Chen-shi, and the insults of other characters that focus on her weight.

Further, not only the writing, but the reader response seems to be generally s*xist. Feng Jin Yuan is human trash and arguably the worst villain in this story, along with his mother, yet the audience is led to aim their vitriol primarily at Chen-shi and Chen Yu.

(I personally find the latter an intriguing character and admirable, to a certain degree. She is crafty, intelligent, beautiful, and ambitious in a society in which women are essentially powerless without being somewhat greedy for stability/safety. She also has a dense and graceless burden of a mother. But she's still the antagonist, so. There's that.)

In other news, the translating is great, easy to understand, and has very few typos. The footnotes were also helpful.

The rating I want to give this series: 1/10.

The rating I am currently willing to give: 2/10; still a failing grade but marginally better, accounting for good translation quality, (lost) character potential, and the dialogue/developments excluding the s*xual assault.

Edit: In response to a PM I was sent about my review by DaoFox, telling me not to "pretend" to have deep/complicated reasons and to read the entire story before being critical...

Whether there is more to read or not, what I have read and addressed is still atrocious. Even if my opinion of the rest of the novel is positive, my opinion of what I have read, and the criticisms I gave, still stand. I also used spoiler boxes where I needed to, and I am sorry you think I shouldn't have been using them because I haven't "read enough."

[Pls do not passive aggressively contact me and attempt to mock me unless you have a salient argument. (。^‿^。) ] <<less
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Kagome1992 rated it
February 26, 2018
Status: c130
I have absolutely fallen in love with this tale and as such can not express my gratitude enough for the trouble of translation!

So let's get down to a review, as I can honestly state this story is amazing, however this is only the case if you enjoy endless political rebutes and the cornering of the Feng family through what appears on the out side, as a twelve year old girl. This girl however has the spirit of a 29 year old from the future. (trying to give detail without spoilers!)... more>>

Feng Yu Heng is the main famale protagonist and is one that is simply not easily trampled.... as well as having the most beloved prince of the emperor to back her up and romantic interest. It's a very fast paced read and also one that is hard to put down. As such it has taken me two days to get to the updated chapter and I shall continue to follow what comes next! <<less
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OTrizy rated it
June 24, 2018
Status: c17
'After transmigrating and being reborn, she definitely cannot continue being a good-for-nothing like the previous owner of this body.'

umm... I don't think she was a good-for-nothing she did manage to help her mom and brother stay alive in the Xu something village before they were fetched back and before she was transmigrated into the original's body...
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nightdrgn rated it
May 31, 2018
Status: c244
Shameless oversimplification: "Adorable romance of an injured prince and his glib tongued and patient resourceful little military-princess, as they (and their friends) struggle to keep their country from falling apart from the inside or succumbing to foreign plots; and their relatives from killing them."

On the surface it's not very special but the combination of it's premise, the main heroine's "technique" in doing things and the way the relationship with the ML is handled makes this for a very fun read when they all aligns for you.

There's plenty of other good... more>> points, such as how the story has both the petty family squables, political conflicts as well as large scale country conflicts all of which are happening at the same time and overlapping as the story progresses. Or how the side-characters are interesting and have their own depth and plenty of ability (well, not all of them do, but plenty enough). But in my opinion to like this the important part is the premise + heroine style + relationship-handling.

Might as well just go though them briefly,

First of all the premise, the FL is the daughter of the "former" first wife, and is forced back from exile along with her little brother and mother, so far not too off-track. However it doesn't take long for her to get some reasonable amount of wealth and followers by virtue of her pre-decided marriage and some circumstances. So now, she's not "poor" but due to family relationships she's still part of the family. This makes for some very interesting inner struggles.

The verbal sparring and counter-plots are very well done, and very satisfying. The main heroine also has plenty of short and long term plans that take many chapters and form slowly over time rather then being instant accomplishments as some other novels do it.

The FL makes plenty of female and male friends, and unlike a lot of stories the ML is pretty cool and onboard with her modern philosophy to relationships. There's also very few wasted words between the ML and FL, most of which is also implied "spent time together each day when [so and so] was happening". The couple comes off as adorable with their obsession for each other, rather then crazy obsessive, which is refreshing and also fits well with other elements of the story in that it's not distracting or unwelcome. If you like your romance to be lighter and with more doing and less wishy washy empty monolog, then you'll be very pleased with the way it's done in this one. The story spends just about the same time on the romance with ML as it does with establishing the relashionship with one of her more friendly sisters, some of her more important followers and so on, which is nice.

Some other details,

    • there's wuxia inner energy but nothing too absurd, the main heroine doesn't care too much about it and uses modern martial arts instead
    • signature weapon is the bow (and whip)
    • there are plenty of followers, recruiting and they stick around and develop alongside the ML & FL
    • the family (on both sides) gets plenty of attention and development (the development is not always positive, but there's certainly development happening)
    • world is logical and consistent
    • the focus is largely on counter-plotting rather then face slapping but there's quite a lot of both, and it's some of the most well executed
    • the heroine has the cheat ability of having access to her own pharmacy as a sort of "inner palace" however she suffers from no end of problems that aren't just solved though the pharmacy
Make of that what you will. <<less
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lex5 rated it
April 28, 2018
Status: --
Yes your typical cn transmigration novel, what I like about this is the MC have female allies/friends, in other transmigration novel most females are green tea b*tches or white lotus-jealous stalker-unreasonable freaks! Finally.a decent and satisfying novel
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XiaoYun rated it
March 31, 2018
Status: c157
One Word: Speechless

(Amazingly written, the plot keeps going and is written in such detailed and colorful way... The number of novels I've read are quite a handful, thus narrowing my views on other novels so please don't blame me... The plot is great, the novel is great... Please continue giving updates...)
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Paaathsy rated it
January 6, 2018
Status: --
The story is good and interesting. Your typical transmigration story where the MC possessed some space cheat. The romance is so so. Im currently at chapter 50 and theres still no romantic interaction between the two main character yet. But you can actually see that the main lead is helping the MC because he knows what kind of living the MC is experiencing at the household.

Other than that, I actually love this novel.
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Keisotsuna rated it
December 25, 2017
Status: c45
It's a great story, definitely five stars. Lol, it might've been too early for that rating, but I'll just go ahead and act for the present. 😁 ... more>>

Quite different from similar wuxia novels, I was surprised that the one who played the role of the “evil stepmother” turns out to be a fat, haughty woman. Really, that shocked me. Usually the roles were given to the beautiful and smart woman who uses her cunning and vicious wits to attack the protagonist, all the while protecting their daughter.

However, in Divine Doctor: Daughter of the Forst Wife, this “evil stepmother” is not only fat and arrogant, but she is also stupid and provokes trouble always, and doesn't even care about her image! Instead, it was her daughter, Feng Chen Yu, who is much wiser than her mother and has unluckily suffered from cleaning after her mother's mess everytime.

For now, there weren't much interactions between the MC and the ML. I'm dreading the thoughts that they'll only meet up again after three years, when the MC – Feng Yu Heng – will be married to him. Oh, please don't.

I really am looking forward for more interactions between the two since I haven't had any big impression from the Male Lead. The story portrays him to be a somewhat rebellious (by the way that he doesn't follow the rules) and peerless genius. But his interactions with the MC, especially the part where he was intrigued with the spray bottle, is very cute and I love his curious side. I'm excited to find out more of his sides!


Thanking the editors and translators, and all the people involved, in letting this story for us to read. Hoping to read more!

And Merry Christmas!! 😊 <<less
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Starvenus rated it
December 10, 2017
Status: c30
It’s a cookie cutter story of a transmigrated female main character. It’s not much to say for now as there’re only 30ish chapters when I reviewed it.

The template goes like this :

Female MC (in this one she was a military medical officer died in explosion).

... more>> Promise for revenge in name of the original soul.

Magical space (in this one is an office full of medical items and equipments).

Fallen/low position in the family.

Forced engagement to disabled prince.

Royal intrigues/Evil relatives schemes.

I personally like a transmigrated female story so the story is still enjoyable for me even if it’s done in a cookie cutter way although I’m kinda tired reading the growing herbs magical space so this magical space a bit more interesting since it looks like she will continue her medical stint using modern way. <<less
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KrazyOtaku rated it
June 17, 2018
Status: c270
One of my first review...

Seriously its a very good read.

I love this genre and read maybe 20 books similar to this one and by far my favorite is The Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage.

Shen Yi Di Nu is by far one my favorite as of chapter 270. The Translator does marvelous work.

Id recommend this book to anybody that felt empty after reading The Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage and wanted more
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alcebar19 rated it
May 14, 2018
Status: c224
very poorly written... bland characters, carbon-copy MC, lots of cliche things happening in the story, as well as forced plot... it's not that I am against cliches in novels, but what pissed me off is how the cliche was told in the story, it's just plain horrible, maybe the author is thinking the readers are plain dumb
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chekanalia rated it
January 5, 2018
Status: c48
It is a transmigration story with all the usual cliches but it is done well. This girl is witty without being overboard and actually in line with the time period mannerisms and (fictional) culture. ML doesnt have much of a showing as of yet but we can already have a feel for future plotting as he was supposed to be crown prince but he got injured (imperial shenanigans anyone?) ; MCs elder sister wants to be empress so her and her family will have to back another prince... dun dun... more>> dun!I actually want to know what she will do, this is actually one that I would put at the top ten of its genre for the decent writing and wonderful translation. <<less
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Matriox rated it
April 18, 2018
Status: c187
One of the better transmigration novels involving a female going back to ancient times. The face slapping moments are quite enjoyable, the dramatic irony is well done. The plot also has enough depth to have readers interested in how things play out and what happens to significant characters.
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Croc rated it
April 7, 2018
Status: c144
The novel was very good at first, but then after a while it felt like the plot was just repeating itself over and over. It's always the MC fighting with her family members by using her relations or "skills". Sure it was fun to read these arcs at first, but it's getting too repetitive with the same villains with the same petty tactics.

... more>>

And considering how she won't marry her fiancé until two more years, it seems like this will be an endless cycle of her fighting with her family.

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silent hobby rated it
February 26, 2018
Status: c112
The story is very enjoyable and the translator is doing a great job and very satisfied with the update consistency. For the female lead character is just remaind me of Chu Wang Fei and Princess Medical Doctor. She has a strong personality as the main character in transmigration novel should have usually. She has some skills and some tempers, very likeable. For male lead character is so far so good and interactions between main characters are pretty good. Thank you writer and translator for a good story to enjoy.
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