Volume 1 of Kusuriya no Hitorigoto manga series.
Having been kidnapped and sold to the inner palace, Mao Mao begin her work as a low rank servant in hopes to be released in two years. But as life would have it, things didn't go as plan and Mao Mao got herself entwined with some issues of the inner court that will ultimately alter the course of her entire life.
First, she got involve with the High Consort Lady Gyokuyou and got promoted to being her food tester. Then she got the attention of the high court official Jinshi who seems to make it his life work to involve her in every incident that happens in the inner palace.
The chance of her being let go in two years is bleak. And the chance of her escaping the people that is now involve in her life is next to impossible. For not only are there people who seek her help but people who seek to use her for their own gain as well.
- Mao Mao
- Gao Shun