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Natsu Hyuuga

The Apothecary Diaries: Volume 3 (Light Novel)

Maomao must help keep Consort Gyokuyou safe during her pregnancy. An imperial consort being with child is supposed to be a matter of the utmost secrecy, but this is the rear palace, where maneuvering and backstabbing are as commonplace as banter and tea parties. Threats seem to lurk around every corner—but it’s not just the rear palace keeping busy. Jinshi finds himself struggling to entertain a most unusual request from a pair of visiting ambassadors. Later, he’s invited to an important gathering in a faraway place—but who knows what dangers might be waiting for him?
320 printed pages
Original publication
Publication year
J-Novel Club
Kevin Steinbach
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  • catshared an impression7 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    💞Loved Up

    my favourite out of the first 3 books by far

  • emmastyle100shared an impression4 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    Love the apothecary diaries cause it’s always interesting…

  • Hopeday2020shared an impression7 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    The best of the best, Maomao and Jinshi chimestry is amazing


  • L shas quoted7 months ago
    Jinshi’s grip finally relaxed, and Maomao slithered out and tried to stand up—only to find herself pushed to the ground. She hadn’t been expecting it, and she collapsed, falling on her back. She looked down, and there was Jinshi. He shifted, crawling on top of her. A faint light, like a candle flame, danced in his eyes. “Very well.” He slowly set his hands behind her knees and lifted them up, putting the two of them in an even more compromising position than before. “Want to find out for yourself?” Jinshi was scowling.

    Maomao got goosebumps all over and started sweating profusely. She realized belatedly that she’d pushed Jinshi too far.
  • Hopeday2020has quoted7 months ago
    And such a fine frog, no doubt.
  • L shas quoted7 months ago
    Decently sized didn’t cover it, but that would do for now. Yes, “decently sized” would be enough.

    “Hey, are you wiping your hand?”

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