Author/Artist: Feng Nong
Manga: 2 Volumes, 7 chapters, hiatus
Summary: Bai Ping Ting had never believed in the saying that “ladies without a talent is a virtue.” She is a maid of Jing Anwang, but she lives even better than some wealthy women. What she relies on is not beauty, but instead is her head that is wiser and intelligent than that of a man’s. She does not need others to sympathize with her average appearance. What she wants is another soul of the same level as her, whom she can compete with. So, even if that man is an enemy, both are full of lies and conspiracies. She is not fond of that man. But between a choice of love and loyalty, she will begin to think that she isn’t as meaningful as she once thought she was…
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Genre: Drama, Historical, Romance
If you haven’t noticed by now I’m a sucker for historical manga’s and smart witty female leads. Gu Fang Bu Zi is such a popular manga with a lot of readers. I read the manga up to the latest update on mangafox and read the completed English Translation . I have been to listening to the audio book to fill in my hungry. If you can read Chinese you can find the Chinese Novel here
What I love about this novel is that our female heroine, Bai Ping Ting, beauty is describes as quite ordinary (compare to majority of novels, where the female is outstandingly gorgeous). She is smart and well versed in military as well as playing the king. She falls in love with a man from the enemy’s country, Bei Wang, Chu Bei Jie. Chu Bei Jie and Bai Ping Ting are both equally smart military strategist. One could say they are the perfect match. Their love is put through many twists and anguished before ending with a happy ending. Chu Bei Jie gets the Jiang Shan (the country) and the meiren (the beauty) which is quite rare in the fantasy world of c-novels.