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Natsu Hyuuga

The Apothecary Diaries: Volume 9 (Light Novel)

Maomao has effectively become Jinshi’s personal physician, but she’s just a simple apothecary. If she’s going to give him proper medical treatment, she’ll need more than her meager surgical skills. When she turns to her father for help, he says he’ll only teach her if she can pass a test he sets for her. Even if she succeeds at his mysterious request, however, the truth behind the practice of surgery at court may be more than she cares to know. And only once she has the knowledge she needs will she be able to accompany Jinshi on what could be his most dangerous journey yet.
308 printed pages
Original publication
Publication year
J-Novel Club
Kevin Steinbach
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  • Cecily Jessupshared an impression6 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    💞Loved Up

    Small spoiler alert**

    Omggggg!!! Soo worth the read!! I can’t wait for the next volume!!! I can’t wait to see what will unfold in the western capital and what Gyoku-u is planning. I feel like there may be a little Love rivalry between Jinshi and Rikuson! And finally Maomao showed some affection toward Jinshi!!! How do I find out when the next novel will be released!!???

  • catshared an impression7 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot

    A lot of new characters with strong personalities: i love that! I think that after volume 7 the main plot of the books haven't interested me as much as the other ones did, but I do always enjoy every interaction between jinshi and maomao, and hope they will continue to be as entertaining (and more) in the next volumes.

  • Pattara orn Yushared an impression4 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    I read every volumes non-stop until I reach the last English translation volume as of now. I wish I can read Japanese!!! I can’t wait for the next volume to come out. I’m dying to see more romantic interactions between Mao Mao and Jinshi. Enough with Jinshi’s masochism, please. Mao Mao please see him as a love interest!!!


  • Olga Winstonhas quoted7 months ago
    “Are you sure?” A smile flitted across Maomao’s face, and she slowly pulled her hands away. Except they didn’t leave his cheeks. Jinshi held them there. “Please let me go, sir,” she said.
    “Don’t want to.”
  • Zuzanna Rhas quoted6 months ago
    She discovered, though, that there was something else behind her boiling anger. Her hands went to Jinshi’s cheek. “You’re only human, Master Jinshi. You’re not some mythical immortal who can save everyone.” She held his face in her hands, the fingers of her left hand brushing his scar. “You can be wounded, scarred, brought low. Only human.”
  • mar. /ᐠ. .ᐟ\ฅhas quoted6 months ago
    “Pain, pain, go away,” Maomao said, recalling a rhyme her older sister Pairin had often used on her. She kissed the reddened cheek ever so gently. Her lips were colder than her fingertips, and made the cheek feel that much hotter.

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