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Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang (Novel)  
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From Chinatown KM:
Bai Pingting has always been contrary the saying, "A woman's virtue is ignorance". Although she serves the Marquess of Jing-An as a maid, she leads a life far richer than most women. Her plain appearance is not what defines her -- but her intelligence, far beyond many wise men.

Although Chu Beijie was an enemy general, she still cannot help being attracted to this man, despite the many lies and conspiracies...but between love and loyalty, she must make a choice. She can only hope that man's love for her isn't as deep as she thought.

One is a soul who seemingly destroys peace while the other aspires to be the sword that saves. Between them, lies a mountain of hate...

Who of the two most cunning people on earth cast the trap and just who captured the other?


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Associated Names
孤芳不自賞 (小说)
A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to be Appreciated

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.21-27 by Chinatown KM (328d ago)
v.1 c.1-20 (v2) by Chinatown KM (328d ago)
v.1 c.20 by Chinatown KM (658d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes - 2007 Reprint (Complete)
3 Volumes - Out of Print 2010 (Complete)
7 Volumes - Out of Print 2005 (Complete)

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Average: 9.4 / 10.0 (68 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.49 / 10.0
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March 3rd 2015, 11:59pm PST



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Original Publisher
New World Publishing [Add] (2007)
Uei Shiang (2005&2010)

Serialized In (magazine)
GO (Uei Shiang)

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It's interesting   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by myrt
December 31st, 2014, 2:38am
The characters aren't really old (Pingting is 18, Chu Beijie is 20 and most of the other characters are around that age). It kinda makes you feel sorry for them, because they're already heavily involved with politics (and war).

The female lead is very smart, but she doesn't say a lot of things on purpose, leading to others misunderstanding her. It's really annoying, but half of the anguish is all caused by her stubbornness. >_>

Sythellri: I agree with you with the poor translation, but it does get significantly better after chapter 7 I'd say. The most recent chapters are pretty good.
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A beautiful novel   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hangluu
June 27th, 2014, 1:39am
I have never read the original version as it was written in Chinese, and I am the worst Chinese student ever haha. But i did read this novel in Vietnamese and English. And i thought the novel was beautifully written (or at least beautifully translated). If you wonder about the novel but not sure if you want to read it, i suggest reading the manga version first (it is unfinished but it will introduce you to the story). The manga left out a lot of details that make many people confused (haha someone even thought she was a prostitute), but it is still beautiful. So go read this novel or elllseeee...
And i agree with the other comment, the english version didnt do a very good job with the translation (when compare to the vietnamese one), it is getting better. I really do hope they finish the novel.. *sign* i do wish i was able to read the original version... curse my young self for not paying attention in chinese class!!

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I love it maybe you will too!   
Rating: N/A
by Sythellri
January 19th, 2014, 6:28pm
I appreciate every scanlator's efforts including Chinatown KM however their rendition has much detail lost in translation. I've read its original language and enjoyed it more.

The story is about a purge gone wrong where our main character is separated from her group then caught by slavers and sold. Shes a brilliant strategist and tactician with quite a playful prankster side too. After she has been sold, her music skills catch the eye of a mysterious handsome man.

The story is a short read and very cute but lacks the kind of detail one expects from a novel. The author rarely delves indepthly into each character's thoughts or emotions and when she does I find it sorely lacking. I still recommend it with an 8/10 but perhaps this novel can be best appreciated with a more thorough translation.
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intersting :)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yu_oktav
September 25th, 2013, 8:46am
So far is interesting to read, i like the female lead character. typical smart and brave female lead.
Smart, pretty in my opinion, brave and NOT fake biggrin
she's loyal to her master too.
i like to read manga or manhua with ancient story. it's like you must solve everything with tactical yet beautiful way.
just love it and the male lead so handsome bigrazz
anyway i recommend this manhua if you have a spare time to read, really enjoyable.
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