Tag: J-Novel Club

January 21, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: The White Cat’s Revenge

Books: The White Cat’s Revenge

By Jeannette Ng. The ever-lengthening ever more direct yet elaborate light novel title is a commonly observed phenomenon and The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap, by “Kureha”, is a particularly evocative example. It fills my mind with all those fluffy cats lounging spoilt on the laps of villains. Much to […]

January 4, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: Tearmoon Empire

Books: Tearmoon Empire

By Jonathan Clements. Then she woke up, and it was all a dream. Or was it? The teenage princess Mia Luna Tearmoon vividly recalls being eight years older, over-thrown in a revolution, enduring three years in prison and eventually being marched out to the scaffold, to be beheaded by a guillotine in front of a […]

December 27, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: Holmes of Kyoto

Books: Holmes of Kyoto

By Jeannette Ng. Now also an anime, as the title aptly implies, Holmes of Kyoto by Mai Mochizuki began a light novel series about a pair of amateur sleuths set in the city of Kyoto.

December 24, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: The Reincarnated Prince

Books: The Reincarnated Prince

By Jeannette Ng. Some portal fantasies are all about the wish fulfilment: being reborn beautiful, beloved and with all the “cheat skills” at your fingertips. The Reincarnated Prince and the Kingdom in Woe by Nobiru Kusunoki stands out as attempted to turn those tables on Ryoko, once a thirty-five-year-old office lady, now killed in a […]

December 21, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: Combat Baker…

Books: Combat Baker…

By Jeannette Ng. The light novel series The Combat Baker and the Automaton Waitress follows Lud “Silver Wolf” Langart, a former captain and mech-operator who retires after a long and bloody war between empires and starts a bakery. Given his scars, perpetual scowl and huge dough-punching arms, he scares the locals and struggles to sell […]

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