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
神医嫡女
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Poison Genius Consort (3)
Adorable Treasured Fox: Divine Doctor Mother Overturning The Heavens! (3)
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idkvan
New idkvan rated it
January 31, 2020
Status: c480
I actually really enjoy an overpowered MC so this novel doesn't bother me in that aspect. But this novel probably has one of the most overpowered female leads I've personally seen before in a Chinese novel. I like it though. :)

Spoiler about why shes SERIOUSLY OP: ... more>>
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The female lead has an overpowered "medical space" cheat that contains not only medical supplies, an operating room, and a modern bathroom but it also has food and beauty items as well? Oh and she can hide in it and bring other people in as well. Also all the items refresh so its unlimited supplies. Lol, I thought it was sort of cool but I can see how it will bother a lot of people since it is HELLA overpowered. Also, she was a battle medic so she has war experience and can use special bows/make modernized weapons and command armies like a pro general. WHAT CAN SHE NOT DO? But I actually kind of like this overpowered modern knowledge setting.

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ML is cookie cutter overbearing CEO perfect 360 male. He gets away with murder (literally) the only one who can make him submit is our overpowered FL. Later in the story he becomes what I like to call a "wife slave".

The romance between the two is nothing special. Follows the same sort of trajectory as other Chinese novels of this genre.

The thing that bothers me the most about this is how the plot starts to majorly drag around chapter 470+...I stopped reading it and came back to re-read it and I still get stuck around chapter 475... it gets repeatitive and lacks a cohesive direction. Maybe third time is a charm?? A lot of things seem to happen but also nothing happens, it feels like a bunch of filler and vilians that we have seen since the start of the novel.

3/5 it is okay to read if you have nothing better to do or just want to read about someone going wild with overwhelming power. Its like those harem stallion novels for guys except targeted towards romance loving female readers. Just straight up wish fulfillment. <<less
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l.gray-d
New l.gray-d
January 28, 2020
Status: c1007
This chinese, historical (martial arts) novel with a female MC is one of my favorites. (And yeah, this is quite specific because there are fundamental differences between a male and female MC in these storys)

I also think that this Novel tends to be more on the historical side than the fantasy/martial arts kind of story. There is simply no scene with cultivation nor are there god like characters (and no the god like apperance on Males don´t count) So you shouldn´t expect monsters, immortality or the like.

My rating of... more>> five stars is high and I would have prefered to give 4 and a half, because this is by no means a perfect story. It´s also not the one everyone is going to enjoy.

So let´s get to the story: It is generic, everyone who tells you otherwise is too nice to the story. The MC is reincarnated from our time to an anicent one, has badass abilitys, is born to a noble family and has an engagement. Varying from novel to novel is the familiy a super duper loving and doting one or is absolut, disgusting shit. The MC is also almost always either seen as trash or unfavored by the father. (It is always like that, if not name one that is written otherwise) But let´s be hard on this genre if you expect something way different you will never find it here, the only things that make novels of this type good or bad are little details, characters or the writing. Sorry to disapoint you but it´s just like this, it´s the same as isekai manga, if you don´t like stuff like this, don´t read this genre, because you get exactly whats promised (and seldom good too).

Sorry for the hard tone here, it´s the cold truth.

So the story is generic then how the heck is it different from the others!? Well like I said above, the details, the writing, the characters.

THE WRITING: Unlike most it´s very detailed for an Novel. The chapters are long and the actions and arcs appear like this too. Which in return is more specific with desciptions, almost like a book. In my opinion this isn´t a necessity for a good Novel, but in this case makes it one. These points can be positive or negative varying from person to person. I liked it because hey, the more the better, the longer you can read, the more details you have. (Which is a pro for me but not everyones cup of tea, so this aspect is the most subjective one in my oppinion)

THE CHARACTERS:

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Kimchi759
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 sexist 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:

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"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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 sexual experience."

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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 sexual assault.

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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 sexual 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 sexist. 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 sexual 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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Iluvstorys
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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Fathom
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.

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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.

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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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TropeTrash
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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Expatamoeba
Expatamoeba rated it
July 21, 2018
Status: c224
First thing first, this novel is in no way resemble The Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage ever. How should I put this. The plot is bland, stupid and distasteful. The characters are stupid including the MC who supposed to be the genius military doctor with OP cheat.

People hating the MC left and right for no reason. And powerful people like the emperor and ML liked the MC in first glance. There's no character depth whatsoever. The villains are stupid with their scheming that even a 8 year... more>> old can think of. I think the author lack the ability to think of any good scheme fight. It was way too generic, like poisoning with aphrodisiac and slandering with voodoo doll. And the way the MC counter it is also horrible.

MC is cruel. I fact I think she is the true villain in this novel. And she contradict her statements a lot of time. She mentioned that life is precious and unborn babies are innocent but she help people performed abortion TWICE. And I really pity the villain and their innocent family. Like that Qing Le and that unfavoured Duke. Tbh I dont think they are that evil. They are miserable enough and the MC pretty much destroy the family. There are also that Bu girl. The MC drugged her and sent her to be raped by more than 20 people. And she went to her home after that to mock her. And went the girl started bleeding excessively because of miscarriage, the MC chose to ignore her. So much for your doctor title. And she keep on extorting her sister for million of silver like a bandit.

I hate how people in this novel doesnt act their age. The MC is just 12 years old and people respected her like a deity and fear her. Her mom just followed all her instruction like a braindead zombie. Imagine having a 12 years old make a life decision for you. And the adults acts like a kid and need a 12 year old kid giving them advice. And how people keep treating the MC as adult is beyond me. It's soo disturbing.

In conclusion, I hate this MC. She's not ruthless, just cruel and a hypocrite. ML is fine. He's a bit pedo for falling in love with a 12 years old though. <<less
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Anonymousse
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.

DANG!

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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Milk Tea
Milk Tea rated it
August 26, 2018
Status: Completed
I have listened to the audiobook of this novel up to around Chapter 1150 and read the rest in Chinese.

As a TL;DR, I would give:

Plot: 3.5/5

Characters: 2/5

Romance: 2/5

Writing: 4/5

Overall Enjoyment: 3.5/5

I was hooked on this novel at first. It had a little bit of everything: snarky protagonist, clear otp with romance, martial arts, some drama, a variety of characters, interesting plot etc etc.

However, as it went on, the plot became pretty predictable: ... more>>
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Da Shun (MC's country) is surrounded by 4 countries... go to war with all the ones who want to fight Da Shun and unite the mainland, pretty typical for these types of novels.

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Also, the drama gets heavier and "darker" as the story goes on.
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For example, the "main villain" Duan Mu An Guo is simply... gross. Basically, he's a super old man pedophile who plants his hundreds of kids for power.

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A point about MC's mom:
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A lot of people will become angry by her ways. Honestly, I'm just surprised that she took that long to "explode". MC is COMPLETELY different than the original Feng Yu Heng, and as a mom, you would definitely notice something wrong with your daughter if she's had a 180 degree personality change, is suddenly a genius doctor and great martial artist, in the span of like three days apart. Granted, her actions in the later parts of the novel are pretty questionable but a lot of people are legit mad that MC's mom realized that MC is not her daughter and started treated her coldly after realizing that. Plus, MC is also unwilling to let go of the mom, so their relationship is really... :/ Like I sometimes wanted to yell at the seemingly smart and military trained MC "she's never gonna accept you as her daughter. You're completely different than her daughter. Let it go."

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Additionally, like a lot of reviewers here, I found MC and a lot of other characters less and less likeable as the story went on. MC is a straight up hypocrite with a tendency for cruel methods and revenge. What she did to her 1st sister and Bu Ni Shang was really disgusting. I thought this story was going to be less intense than a lot of those revenge based rebirth novels but... nope. She also makes A LOT of questionable decisions as the novel goes on. MC's 4th sister should have been written earlier in the story not have been given a chance for redemption. She's definitely the most annoying character in the book. I understand that with her background, her ambitions may be "justifiable" but... enough is enough. MC's a marine doctor right? She should check on her 4th sis's mental health. MC's dad is also a douche. In fact, looking back, I feel like most of the characters in this book are pretty unlikeable. I would actually say my favourite character are the Empress and Feng Zhao Lian.

The romance is pretty meh in this book. Pretty much love at first sight between MC/ML. It doesn't develop that much. The romance between the emperor and ML's mom is more interesting but I can't help but feel bad for the other ladies in the emperor's harem.

The overall writing in this book is decent and pretty easy to follow. I would say it's average to above average for amateur Chinese writing.

This book is definitely not amazing, but it's not terrible either. If you have the time to pass and you want to read a book with an overpowered transmigrated F!MC, I would say check it out. <<less
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kishichan
kishichan rated it
November 11, 2018
Status: c526
I loved this novel when I first started reading it. I'm going to continue reading it to the end because I'm volunteering as the proofreader for the translator. However, I really don't recommend this novel if you have a problem with:
-Broken Logic

-The physically impossible becoming possible in completely unrealistic ways

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Such as a 13 year old girl holding four guns at the same time and shooting them successfully

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-Plot armor so thick that even when a group of people should have died or at least been injured they escape unscathed because the MC was with them.

-A ridiculously unreasonable MC who acts without any restraint and doesn't care about any potential consequences for her or those she cares about.

This is the first webnovel that I started reading. As I mentioned before, I liked it when I first started reading it. Unfortunately, I can no longer enjoy it as much as I did. The interactions between the MC and ML were sweet and fun at first and I still adore the ML, but the MC drives me nuts. The MC is a stubborn, unruly, and unforgiving girl who accomplishes some pretty amazing feats because of her skills she brought with her when she transmigrated, but those feats become more and more unrealistic as the story goes on. It had such great promise, but at this point it's just a big disappointment. <<less
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Kurai Oji-Sama
Kurai Oji-Sama rated it
July 31, 2018
Status: c348
The Divine Doctor Starts out great in the beginning and then slowly degenerates to a bit above average. My decision for this score is because the novel is 80% of the time focused on FL's perspective.

My impression of female lead in the beginning was pretty good. You f*ck with her she f*ck with you. You leave her alone she leaves you alone. FL is an ex-marine doctor, so she should have some sort of emotional bond with her country and its citizens. This was shown several times when she saved... more>> people and demonstrated her skills.

Eventualy you will be able to notice that the FL mentality changes to some one that will do whatever she feels like.... in a bad way. From being Mature, Respectable, Brave, Righteous, and Reasonable FL's mentality changed into Childish, Unreasonable, Cruel, and Hypocritical.

From her actions so far im willing to believe that, if she was a Marine, she was Dishonorable Discharge because she is prone to use blackmail against people, take bribes, and physically abuse people.

Also, I dont know about Chinese military, but in the USA military in order to get a 'high officer rank' you not only needs Experience but Time in Grade, Education (College), and Awards or to put simply Trust from those higher rank than you. To put it in perspective to get a promotion certain criteria is required. 6months to get E-1, 1 year to get E-2, 2 years to get E-3, etc. This is for the first 3 lowest Enlisted Grade of USA ARMY. For ranks/grades higher than that one needs college and there are limited number of those ranks so you are fighting for that position among your fellow peers. The one with the best "resume" gets "hired." Usually to have a 'high rank, ' you have to spend on avg about 15-20+ years. Earlier if you are high speed and devoted all your time to your career.

So my view of the FL is an Ex-Marine Officer of 30+ years of age (young as f*ck), that has been Dishonerable Discharged (fired). Im still trying to think why her mentality reverted to that of a little girl.... ill just assume that her mentality is affected by her body which has yet to go through puberty and is also affected by her phermones. Stacked with mental injury during transmigration process.... sounds good. <<less
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Evil Kirito
Evil Kirito rated it
August 13, 2019
Status: c323
To say the truth, I loved how the novel began, the translation and the standard plot. The lead (Feng yu heng) is quite aggressive and dosent keep delaying stuff like in many other similar novels. Would have given it a 4/5 rating.

The reason for the serious drop in rating is that I simply couldn't bear with the hypocrisy of fyh and her pettiness in handling stuff. Let me give some examples. *Very minor spoilers, no names taken*

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Towards the start of the novel, we find her thinking along the lines of humanness and bullsh*t ethics when a person asks to abort a child. Yet there is no consideration of the same when another person gives money and asks to abort her child.

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She kills a maid of her rival just because the maid speaks to her without permission. So much for her being a doctor who values lives. It's more like she's an overpowered bit*h trying to find places to throw her weight around.

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As this is a transmigration novel, we can expect her to have some skills. Not surprising that she has some cheat item. But the stupid part is that she is introduced as a battle medic with a small shop of her own. Yet she literally has cure for every damn disease stored in there. And not just diseases, she has a crap ton of food, utensils and other stuff. Wth. Even cheats oughta have limits to make stuff exciting

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She literally depends on her fiancee for all her guards and speaks as if it's all her power. She literally provokes people just she has nothing else to do and has the mood for it. Just shows how jobless she is. And how petty and small minded her thoughts are even though the author tries to portray her as a generous and some super good great person. While all we see is an arrogant petty "doctor" with a chest ability to cure anything, and who dosent care about life as long as it isn't one of her friends.

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One more thing I hated the most is how less of a control she has over her emotions. Author tries to show her as someone who is "cold" (lol), good to friends harsh to enemies type but it is just her provoking people weaker (pretty much everyone else cause, duh she's the lead) than her to make them irritated (successfully irritated me too!) and then she starts playing her petty games with them. So slow, so unoriginal, so frustrating that I feel proud to have made it this far.

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I wouldn't recommend this novel to anyone who dislike leads who are picky bitches, have no emotional control yet act as if they do, super hypocritical, and super petty. But it might suffice if you are out of alternatives and need something to read to survive. Else you'll just feel disappointed as the book progresses towards halfway. <<less
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Hundred Lilies
Hundred Lilies rated it
December 9, 2018
Status: --
I reached about 200 chapters before I stopped reading this novel. At first I thought it was quite interesting with the pharmacy, a somewhat united imperial family and the growing love between the female protagonist and male lead, but the scheming started to become repetitive and frankly it bored me. The protagonist also started to exhibit a nasty behaviour that made it hard for me as a reader to cheer for her. In my opinion it's immediate death to a novel as soon as the MC becomes someone hard to... more>> like.

Though I stopped reading this novel more than half a year ago, I stumbled upon the manwha and it was better than the novel since it skipped a lot of nonsense and unnecessary scheming. <<less
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nightdrgn
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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alcebar19
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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Kagome1992
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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blindbandit
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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OTrizy
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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lex5
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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Kardelune
Kardelune rated it
September 12, 2018
Status: c998
3.5 *

My review got long so I'll start with the end:

Basically, I recommend to anyone interested in this story to read until the demise of the third prince and then stop and take it that the couple gets married and become emperor and empress thereafter. Save yourself the pain of falling out of love and deep into disgust with the story.

... more>> Now if you want to know why that is keep reading :)
I absolutely loved the first 300 chapters of this story.

The MC was badass, a genius doctor/marine, and she dealt with her problems with method. OP but if I didn't like that I wouldn't read this sort of story.

The ML was sneaky and overbearing, but not towards the MC, and while he was described as extremely unreasonable when unhappy, it felt as if that was more a façade to make his enemies believe that he had no subtlety, which was definitely not true. And I liked that for a change he was allies with his father the emperor and not enemies.

As for her enemies they were just the right amount of nasty. Though their powers of denial were particularly well developed. Especially the dad, who started as a decent wall for the MC to overcome, but now is turning out to be a complete fool, because he keeps turning back to old schemes that are NOT working when he could get everything he truly wants by aligning himself with the MC. And their powers of rebirth even more so. I am totally ready to believe that Chen Yu (the older sister) doesn't just have the "aspect of the phoenix" but is an actual phoenix considering how many times she has made a comeback after being punished in ways that should have written her out of the story (it happened at least half a dozen times). It looks as if Fen Dai (the youngest sister) is a baby phoenix who will rival Chen Yu in revival power soon.

But still I was overlooking these things because they had an almost comical value, and I wanted to see how the MC would finally put an end to everything and find her HEA.

The problem is that around ch 300 the MC shed all her smartness and sneakiness and became downright outrageous. I can tolerate her whipping out a way to mass produce steel from her past life steel did exist in ancient times, though only in small quantities, after all (though I still don't understand how she transforms the modern technique which includes the use of electricity by using the windpower of giant bellows). And I can understand her snapping after her mother is harmed in a way even she the genius doctor cannot easily cure, and going on a whipping spree. But it doesn't look as if she's going to come back from that snap. She seems to have abandoned all reason for the easy and faster satisfaction of dealing with her enemies not with cunning but with violence. And if there's no need for violence then she just insults them in the most basic and crudest way imaginable, while extorting massive amounts of money from them, and they just agree to pay with hardly any argument... They don't even feel like enemies anymore, just a bunch of people throwing pebbles in her way and for some reason she's decided she would take the time to kick every last one of them aside.

From other comments it seems this is a trend that will continue, which I find extremely disappointing, because I truly, truly adored this story.

I'm taking a break. I'll probably return to it eventually, ever hopeful that I am, but for now I don't want to be more disappointed.

EDIT: so I did start again, skipped the war with Qian Zhou and started again around ch 600 (?). And the result is I'm stopping again (at ch 998), this time for good. The reason is this: I've lost all interest in most characters, especially the main ones.

In fact I'd say the characters are digressing. The author keeps dangling hints that they might progress,
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the 3rd sister might finally genuinely accept the 4th princes feelings (who turned into a sweetheart, and is one of the few characters I still like), Fen Dai has thought on multiple occasions that maybe she would have a better ending if she joined hands with Feng Yu Heng (and what a power strike that would be! I would love that),

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but I can tell none of that is going to happen they've fallen back into old patterns EVERY TIME.

Some characters that could have been interesting have lost all purpose

Spoiler

Someone tell me why the grandfather had to be the transmigrated soul of her previous life's grandfather? The only purpose he's had is to be a her replacement in military doctor purposes when she's too busy with other stuff, he has literally nothing else to do. What was the point of making him a transmigrant then? Even the one thing he was worried about (whether he could fool the emperor into thinking he was still his old friend) happened without a hitch.

Fu Ya was a bit contrived but potentially interesting, but in the end never served her purpose in any capacity. She looks exactly like Feng Yu Heng, but every time she's tried to use that fact, it unravels before it has any impact and Feng Yu Heng never even has to interfere personally. And sure we are warned, FYH keeps telling people things along the lines of "you think it's that easy to be me? HA!" but then again what was the point of creating a Fu Ya to start with?

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Some good characters have changed purpose for the worst

Spoiler

The emperor who was a refreshingly wise man and ruler early on (compared to stupid emperors in other stories) has turned into a complete fool and it's not over the woman he loves (which was sweet and made him human). I refuse to believe that he couldn't have shut down the 8th prince ages ago if he was even remotely inclined to and put him under house arrest or something like he did the 4th prince therefore avoiding the need to kill him. Don't give me some nonsense about becoming soft in his old age and not wanting to see his son die, and feeling guilty toward the women of his harem that he abandoned ages ago being the reason for his turning a blind eye toward all the 8th princes misdeeds. If he didn't want his sons to kill each other he should have put a stop to their bad actions earlier. It was certainly implied that he had the cunning, power, and respect to do so.

Speaking of his love, I loved concubine Yun, I think it would have been fine if she kept him shut out of her palace forever, but she let him in and that made me happy too. But now the emperor is clearly acting weird, and she just gives up on him! She doesn't do anything! 20 years of stubbornly refusing to see him, suddenly he refuses to see her 1 time and she just says "okay, I'm sorry I bothered you, it's probably my fault, I'll go lock myself back in my palace". I don't care that her sons say they'll take care of it, where has her spine gone?

I don't remember the last time that the 9th prince who is the MALE LEAD has done anything of substance he's only interested in bedding his wife and his main role to the story now seems to be as a conversation partner to Feng Yu Heng whenever the author needs to explain what her plan is. And now that I think about it Feng Yu Heng hasn't done much interesting lately either, the last arc has been following the 8th prince's cousin and her attempts at discrediting him in the eyes of all, which should have worked beautifully, but will be completely denied by my next point, ergo I don't know what the point of her was either.

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the phoenix like ability of being reborn from impossible situations has spread to every bad guy

Spoiler

The 8th prince has killed innocent people multiple times (and been denounced), has betrayed his own supporters expectations multiple times (literally no one but his mother is on his side anymore), has been a known traitor to the country for more than 300 chapters and still when he finally had a very literal axe to his neck, he ends up being saved! This is based on ancient China where a rumour of misconduct could get you demoted and executed! Actually there are no MODERN countries that let known traitors to the country get off scot-free, let alone historical ones! And there's no way he's still a contender for the crown when he has no political support.

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The trope has lost any comical value whatsoever, and I can't suspend my disbelief any longer.

Basically, I recommend to anyone interested in this story to read until the demise of the third prince and then stop and take it that the couple gets married and become emperor and empress thereafter. Save yourself the pain of falling out of love and deep into disgust with the story. <<less
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XiaoYun
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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blasterwisard
blasterwisard rated it
April 11, 2019
Status: c387
Not the best or the worst of the genre I've read. I didn't really find any plot points or characters that were unique, but it's still an enjoyable read.

Unfortunately, I still can't get over the fact that a member of the marines, a seafaring army, doesn't know how to swim. (This is actually the plot point that I remember the story by because it irks me so.)
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