Poison Genius Consort



Easily cowed and bullied, she was the useless, ugly woman with no talent in medical skills. Supported by millions, he was Tianning’s most respected duke with the power to move all under Heaven. On their wedding day the bridal sedan was carried to the front doors, but the Duke of Qin’s gates were shut tight.

They told her, ‘Come back tomorrow.’

All alone, she walked step-by-step full of pride through the duke’s doors. Little could they imagine, this unattractive good-for-nothing was a beautiful, genius doctor of poisons!

After transmigrating to the past, poisons expert Han Yunxi finds herself on the verge of being married off to the country’s second most powerful man, the Duke of Qin. Her future life seems set–except her husband is an unfeeling ice block, her in-laws think she’s a eyesore, the empress dowager wants to use her for her own goals, and poison-related plots abound.

Alone, the intelligent (and sensible) Yunxi must carve her own space from the intricate web of court intrigue and the jianghu, relying on her words, wits, and wisdom to survive. Adapt when necessary, use force when required; to survive and thrive is the name of the game to a prosperous life.

No matter what, she’ll prove her right to live!


《天才小毒妃》(Tiancai Xiao Dufei) Poison Genius Consort is an ongoing Chinese web novel written by 芥沬 (Jie Mo) since February of 2015.

English translations by Ruyi, with editing by Khuja. 

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Chapters 1-100:

Chapter 1: Surprise, she’s getting married
Chapter 2: Shameful, come back tomorrow
Chapter 3: Not leaving, this sister’s no pushover
Chapter 4: Then let her keep waiting
Chapter 5: A familiar warning
Chapter 6: The auspicious hour’s arrived
Chapter 7: Whose beauty can cause the fall of a country?
Chapter 8: Into the nuptial chambers
Chapter 9: Mysterious man
Chapter 10: Take off your clothes
Chapter 11: Where do you want his lordship to go?
Chapter 12: A clever bribe
Chapter 13: A drop of red on the white handkerchief
Chapter 14: No confidence at heart
Chapter 15: Rather interesting, rather righteous
Chapter 16: Sending you off like a rushing river
Chapter 17: The close and intimate empress dowager
Chapter 18: Most respected man
Chapter 19: Formula for the antidote
Chapter 20: Urgent rescue
Chapter 21: The useless trash speaks for herself
Chapter 22: Counterattack, using needles on the acupoints
Chapter 23: Suspicions without evidence
Chapter 24: It takes backbone to ask for money
Chapter 25: Unexpectedly, the patient condition’s changed
Chapter 26: Humiliation, an aggressive lesson
Chapter 27: Unyielding before illegal punishment (1)
Chapter 28: Unyielding before illegal punishment (2)
Chapter 29: Relying on your warmth
Chapter 30: Giving you a chance to escape
Chapter 31: In for a penny, in for a pound
Chapter 32: Rescue effort, racing against time
Chapter 33: Savior, just wait obediently
Chapter 34: Anxious, awaiting the results
Chapter 35: Meting punishment, the fox exploits the tiger’s might
Chapter 36: Letting you have a good look
Chapter 37: A call, the young general remembers a kindness
Chapter 38: Grand Concubine Yi returns
Chapter 39: Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law’s big quarrel
Chapter 40: Vicious, she wants to kill
Chapter 41: Urgent business, her countermeasure
Chapter 42: Incomparably anxious, a life for a life
Chapter 43: Demanding medicine for treatment
Chapter 44: Vent your anger to your heart’s content
Chapter 45: Warmth of an angel’s wings
Chapter 46: Your lordship forbids you from being scared
Chapter 47: But I’m still really scared
Chapter 48: Because she wanted to wed you
Chapter 49: The white lotus suffers a defeat
Chapter 50: Emperor’s decree, a frightful thing
Chapter 51:
Chapter 52:
Chapter 53:
Chapter 54:
Chapter 55:

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  • Care

    This maybe a spoilerish question if answered– but does the duke thaw at all?? And does it happen real soon. I understand that she has to go through her own trials and tribulations but it just rubs me raw when the love interest (if it’s the duke) is over the top ice cold and super unfeeling. It makes him look super dumb. That if he’s this top dog of all dogs that he should naturally realize that he’s got a gem here. Hello. Sorry if you’ve all talked about this previously. I very much enjoy this story and it’s nice hat she has other men that treat her well. But when the main dude can’t even see her worth or even ask her if she’s alright?!?! I get that it’s beneath him because of his title or whatever’s, again makes him look sillier then the rest who have seen her once or twice and see what he doesn’t. It takes away from his godliness– but other then that the writing and translation are beautifully done.

    Yes I realize many stories have the unfeeling blockhead of a man. But to be uber high up and the best of the best should mean he sees/knows what’s true– that she ROCKS!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this story.

  • 2amsilence

    I reaaally enjoy this novel, thank you for the translation Ruyi and Khuja!!

  • darekiddevil

    Is it just me or the description is almost exactly the same as “poisoning the word”?

    • Ruyi

      If you’re talking about transmigration and use of poisons, sure. It’s a popular trope for CN writers. There’s tooooons of novels with the same concept, but PGC and PTW have very different plotlines and worlds behind them, and their protagonists differ in personality as well. Don’t take my word for it though–go ahead and read it yourself. I enjoy both. ^-^

  • Kreld

    So the protagonist is a girl? pretty rare o: not that I’m trying to be sexist or anything lol

    • Ruyi

      Yep, there’s plenty of female protagonist novels if you find the right genre. 😉

      • WebNovelfan

        Can you recommend some others that are translated/being translated
        With female protagonists

        • DKC (The Demonic King Chases His Wife) Moonbunnycafe (800+ chapters)

          DOP (Descent Of the Phoenix) Shiroyuki Translations (200+ chapters)

          GDBBM (Genius Doctor: Black Bellied Miss) Misty Cloud Translations (450+ chapters)

          PTW (Poisoning the World) Voltare Translations (160+ chapters)

          SE (Stunning Edge) Kakkokari Translations (100+ chapters) <— Have not read but has I decent number of chapters translated.

          These are ones I'm currently reading at least.
          I've basically looked through every female protagonist novel with a decent number of chapters out there.

          • WebNovelfan

            Thank you very much

          • Collins Sky

            Enchantress’s Amongst Alchemist radiant translation

        • Sindrea Light

          Demon Wang’s Favorite Golden Fei, To Be A Virtuous Wife, Chu Wang Fei, uhh… and I think the others that I read were already name

          Edit: Almost forgot, there’s also My Disciple Died Yet Again. Really good! I recommend that and Golden Fei the most.

          • WebNovelfan

            Thank you

  • Aquaren

    @ Ruyi
    Nice to meet you too. I’m glad that you’are translating the novel and I can translate it into Polish.

    • Ruyi

      Here’s to wishing you the best in the long, looong journey ahead! ^-^