Tag: Shelley Pallis

September 27, 2021 · 0 comments

Fortune Favours Lady Nikuko

Fortune Favours Lady Nikuko

By Shelley Pallis. As her name inadvertently suggests, Nikuko is a creature of fleshy delights – passionate, enthusiastic, bubbly and obsessed with foods. She works in a small-town harbour restaurant and lives on a houseboat with her 11-year-old daughter Kikuko. She proudly boasts that “being ordinary is the best of all” and keeps up a […]

August 7, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: Her Majesty’s Swarm

Books: Her Majesty’s Swarm

By Shelley Pallis. And then she woke up, and she’d been transported to the world of her favourite real-time strategy engine. These light novels don’t hang about, do they? The woman known only as BugSis confesses in a prologue that in her favourite computer game (coyly unmentioned), she always used to love playing the arachnid […]

July 29, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: The Unwanted Undead Adventurer

Books: The Unwanted Undead Adventurer

By Shelley Pallis. The trouble with Rentt Faina is that he isn’t very good at his job. He’s spent ten years wandering the ruins of a haunted dungeon, where, for reasons that defy logical explanation, a menagerie of different creatures lurk in various rooms, guarding treasure. But he’s a pretty mediocre adventurer, ever-ready to cut […]

July 8, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: One Shining Moment

Books: One Shining Moment

By Shelley Pallis. Book-length studies of anime TV shows are rare indeed. Critics tend to favour the shorter hours and wider footprint of writing about single anime movies. Writing in general on television often seems to be a mug’s game, with sales even to libraries rarely justifying the investment of authors’ efforts. It’s hence not […]

July 2, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

Books: How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

By Shelley Pallis. And with an abrupt rip, like a needle scratching on a record, Kazuya is suddenly spirited away to a medieval kingdom under attack by a demon lord. For reasons not entirely clear, this completely normal Japanese teenager has been selected as the hero who can save the kingdom, and now he is […]

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