Novels


I designed this page to track the progress of the fantasy novels I've read.


Apotheosis Against The Gods Death Mage Duke's Daughter Martial Peak



  • Accomplishments of the Duke's Daughter


    Rating: 21 Aug 2020

    Description: A Japanese girl reincarnates as the daughter of a duke in the Kingdom of Tasmeria. This is actually quite a good novel on romance, political intrigue and royal affairs, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it as the characters are likeable and interesting.

    Status: Waiting for more chapters to be translated.

  • Against The Gods


    Rating: 25 Aug 2020

    Description: A Chinese martial arts cultivator novel. The first half of the novel is very good. There's like 9 volumes of content for you to get mixed up in. Then the second half of the novel is where it falls apart. The protagonist decides to leave his lower realm home and ascend into the realm of gods. The protagonist relies heavily on plot armor and external forces to survive life and death situations. In the Realm of Gods the protagonist devolves into a stupid, stubborn, arrogant, self-centred, disobedient idiot. He foolishly throws himself into absurd situations without using his brain. His greatest weakness is his obsession with women. The protagonist has several cheat powers to fight old monsters, but how this idiot survived so long is still a question on every reader's minds. The people who suffer most from his stupidity are obviously his wives, friends and family.

    Status: Waiting for more chapters to be translated.

  • Akashic Records of the Bastard Magic Instructor


    Rating: 21 Aug 2020

    Description: An ex-royal court mage leaves her majesty's service and teaches at a magic academy. He portrays as an unlikeable, arrogant clown at the magic academy, but his backstory is far more intriguing, sinister and dark. Once the story fleshes out his backstory you begin to like the protagonist a lot more as a character. The supporting cast (three girls) also have their own dark history and compliments the main protagonist as the story develops. The anime is worth watching.

    Status: Waiting for more chapters to be translated.

  • Alderamin On The Sky


    Rating: 21 Aug 2020

    Description: A group of extraordinary army cadets take turns embarrasing another kingdom's professional army.

    Status: Dropped.

  • Altina The Sword Princess


    Rating: 21 Aug 2020

    Description: The third princess of a kingdom swings a giant sword on the battlefield, whilst dragging along an unconventional army strategist to assist her in the royal struggle for power. This is a great novel on military strategy, royal affairs and kingdom politics. The protagonists (two of them) are likeable and interesting. It's fun to read because they develop as individuals over the course of the story, as well as an intimacy and bond between the two protagonists. Supporting cast are also interesting and fun to watch. I loved reading this one.

    Status: Waiting for more volumes to be published.

  • An Archdemon's Dilemma: How To Love Your Elf Bride


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A mage purchases an elf slave and falls in love. Classic over-powered, harem, devil lord tropes.

    Status: Waiting for more volumes to be published.

  • Apotheosis: Ascension To Divinity


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A dude borrows the power and knowledge of mythical dragons to ascend from martial artist to godhood. Dude is a bit dense and leaves a trail of romantic love interests in his wake. But he is always seeking more power and chasing every bit of knowledge and strength, which makes the manga exciting to follow. This web novel translation is machine translated unfortunately.

    Status: Dropped.

  • Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A group of Japanese students are summoned to another world to defend it against demons and monsters. One of them gets the short straw and is cast into the abyss by the rest of his class mates. The boy survives the abyss and returns as an overpowered antagonist and slays a God.

    Status: Took a break after reaching chapter 360 of the web novel (just before Shea's summoning arc).

  • Arifureta Zero


    Rating: 21 Aug 2020

    Description: The prequel of Arifureta describing the fight between the Liberators and God. Fills in some of the lore in the original series.

    Status: Dropped.

  • Campfire Cooking in Another World With My Absurd Skill


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A dude caught up in a group summoning decides to adventure on his own instead of fighting alongside his compatriots from modern Japan. Not long afterwards he makes a contract with a legendary wolf monster (a fenrir). In exchange for protection and guidance in his adventures, he cooks delicious food for this fenrir, whilst scaring the crap out of the local townsfolk. He later contracts a slime, and then a pixie dragon, whom are also gluttons. So this story follows three already overpowered monsters consuming the protagonist's delicious Japanese cuisines everyday.

    Status: This novel is a joy to read.

  • Charging Magic With A Smile


    Rating: 21 Aug 2020

    Description: A degenerate protagonist uses master & slave contracts to bind elven girls to do his work. The novel is a bit dark initially, but as the story develops the protagonist discovers that making his slaves smile being far more productive than being cruel. The cumulative effects of making multiple slaves happy makes him completely overpowered.

    Status: It wasn't fully translated when I dropped the novel. I think the main character just got his fourth elf slave.

  • Cooking With Wild Game


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A dude runs into his burning restaurant, grabs his father's knife, and then dies as the building collapses on him. Then wakes up in a forest of another world, and decides to continue to be a chef like his dad? The setting is completely retarded!

    Status: Dropped. Honestly the entire premise is quite boring. I don't think I'll read more than the first volume. Barely anything happened in the first volume except that the dude spawned in the new world, and then did nothing about his situation except follow the first native he encountered.

  • Death March To The Parrallel World Rhapsody


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A computer game programmer becomes God in another world.

    Status: Reached volume 17, chapter 18 "Pink-colored Calamities (3)" in the Web Novel. Waiting for more chapters to be translated.

  • Defeating The Demon Lord's A Cinch (If You've Got A Ringer)


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: An overpowered battle priest follows an idiot trio of heroes, in a quest to slay the demon lord.

    Status: Dropped.

  • Division Maneuver


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: Basically the same plot as Edge of Tomorrow (2014) featuring Tom Cruise. Soldiers in mechanised combat suits fight monsters from another dimension.

    Status: At volume 2, chapter 2 "Until The Time Comes". Waiting for more volumes to be published.

  • Ex Strongest Swordsman


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A former swordsman gets sent to a new world and learns magic. But he can't just stop using his overpowered sword skills!

    Status: Waiting for more volumes to be published.

  • Goblin Slayer


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: The dude really loves grinding goblins.

    Status: Took a break. Reached volume 2, chapter 9 "The Monster That Must Not Be Named".

  • Hachinan Tte, Sore Wa Nai Deshou! (Seventh Son)


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A dude is reborn as a child in another world and learns magic.

    Status: Took a break. Reached volume 1, chapter 9 "Every Day In The Forest".

  • Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A dude is sent to another world to run a dungeon.

    Status: Dropped. Reached arc 4, chapter 41 "heated". Probably won't finish this series as I lost interest in the plot.

  • How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A student from the modern Japan is summoned to another world to run a medieval kingdom.

    Status: Waiting for more volumes to be published.

  • How Not To Summon A Demon Lord


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A demon lord is summoned to another world.

    Status: Waiting for more volumes to be published.

  • I Alone Level-Up


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A dude gets power levelled to become the Shadow Emperor to fight God-like entities in another dimension.

    Status: Finished! The second half is badly (machine) translated but I loved the ending anyway.

  • I Was Kicked Out Of The Hero's Party


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A dude is forced out of the hero's party for being weak. The dude accepts his fate and retires far from the good life, and eventually resides in a remote village on the outskirts of the kingdom. Trouble continues to find him, and soon he finds himself facing the forces the evil anyway. Members of his party show up one after another, as each share a different take on why the hero party could not operate without our main character. I quite like this novel as it shows a character who isn't necessarily the bravest or most powerful member of a group, but a person who tied a group of strong individuals together to achieve an objective. Support characters are just as important in a raid than damage dealers or tanks.

    Status: Waiting for more chapters to be translated.

  • Commushou No Ore Ga


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A Lit-RPG about boy who is reincarnated in a game world. Due to his previous life's lack of communication skills he decides to max his charm skill upon reincarnation, which turns just about every NPC and monster in the game into devout, loyal subjects.

    Status: Translation stopped. It was just getting good! Oh well.

  • I've Become Able To Do Anything With My Growth Cheat


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A dude is sent to a world of magic with cheat powers. He contracts beast companions to support his adventures. His growth cheat allows him to level up quickly and power-level his companions to a ridiculous extent. At which point there's not much of a challenge with the exception of ancient monsters.

    Status: Stopped reading as I got bored. I think I read up to the bit where the idiot trio released a demon in an ancient cave. Not sure if I'll revisit this series.

  • In Another World With My Smart Phone


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: God drops a lightning bolt and accidentally kills a Japanese boy. God decides to reincarnate him in a world of magic, and offers him some choices for the trouble. The boy decides to take a magic tool (his smart phone) to the new world, and God throws in some additional cheats to help him in the next life. Essentially he is a demi-god from the very start of the adventure and uses modern Japanese concepts to solve problems in the new world. He also has many female companions, who end up becoming his wives of course.

    Status: Took a break but I read up to the war with the crystal monsters from another dimension in the web novel. Not sure where that is in the published light novel.

  • Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: The story of a young hero with an accelerated EXP growth skill. Just watch the anime.

    Status: Took a break from the series. Reached volume 8 of the light novel which I think was after rescuing the monster girl.

  • Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon: Sword Oratoria


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: The spin-off story focused on Aiz and the Loki Familiar.

    Status: Took a break from the series. Only read the first novel but you may as well just watch the anime.

  • Magi's Grandson


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: Exactly the same as the anime. Not much deviation except for some scenes where the author extends the lore in the novel.

    Status: Waiting for more chapters to be translated.

  • Maou Gakuen no Hangyakusha


    Rating: 04 Aug 2020

    Description: A demon king candidate goes to school.

    Status: Read the manga and might start the web novel soon.

  • Maou no Hajimekata


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: Same as the manga. An evil mage reverses into his younger self, then contracts a succubus to serve him and builds a dungeon.

    Status: Finished.

  • Martial Peak


    Rating: 24 Jul 2020

    Description: A dude gains super speed cultivation after being born a cripple. A lot of things happen. Now he's pretty much a god! Chapter 981.5 was amazing!

    Status: Took a break but waiting for more chapters to be translated. Yang Kai reached void emperor and ascended to the next world in the machine translated web novel.

  • Mushoku Tensei


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A dude reincarnates into a baby in a world of magic. Disaster happens, ripped from his family and friends, then dumped in a far away place and a fight for survival. This novel is pretty good at times.

    Status: Took a break. Finished reading the human god arc.

  • My Room Has Become A Dungeon's Rest Area


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: His room in modern Japan becomes a safe zone in the middle of a dungeon. When he opens the door he finds a girl who've collapsed from a battle and he saves her. Having a pocket dimension to return to in the middle of a dungeon is pretty cool - like a teleport stone in Guild Wars 2.

    Status: Think I've read the manga.

  • Nito's Lazy Foreign World Syndrome


    Rating: 26 Jul 2020

    Description: Another revenge based isekai, with the MC starting with the weakest class, then being dropped into hell and gaining overwhelming power.

    Status: Dropped.

  • Reincarnated As A Sword


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A beast girl picks up a magic sword containing a soul of a dude who reincarnated from modern Japan.

    Status: The manga was amazing. I must read the novel some day.

  • Reverend Insanity


    Rating: 29 Feb 2020

    Description: An evil dude gains power. A bit too sadistic for my taste.

    Status: Dropped. The web novel was also banned in China so the translation may have stopped.

  • Risou no Himo Seikatsu


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A young, warrior queen from another world summons a Japanese middle aged corporate worker to be her husband. She doesn't require her husband to do anything like a King, only to be a figurehead within the kingdom and essentially give her an heir. The mystery surrounding why he is summoned is soon revealed.

    It has a slow start but it's different from most of the 'summoned to another world' novels I have read. The dude takes an interest in kingdom policies and politiking, and also uses modern concepts to deal with complex issues that arise (like tackling corrupt nobles stealing from the kingdom's treasury by crunching the finances using a portable laptop and spreadsheets LOL).

    Status: Dropped. I read the manga instead as the novel was rather slow paced.

  • Second Life Ranker


    Rating: 28 Jun 2020

    Description: A dude enters a tower of death after inheriting his brother's diary of another world. He vows to slaughter everyone that was involved in the death of his brother.

    Status: Waiting for more chapters to be translated.

  • Bunny Senpai


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A dude falls in love with his bunny girl senpai after she walks about a public library in a Playboy Bunny outfit. She had a self inflicted curse where her existence was fading away. In a public library the boy was the only one who still somehow recognised her existence. He somehow saves her, although it is not very well explained in the anime.

    Status: Dropped. I watched the anime instead. I think there is a movie in 2020 focusing on the romance that develops after season 1 of the anime.

  • Skeleton Knight In Another World


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: Great novel about a dude summoned into another world as skeleton knight. Techically the skeleton knight is his own game avatar and he has somehow ended up as his overpowered toon. He meets a green fluffy fox spirit and an elven warrior chick who serves as his common sense in the new world.

    Series complete!

    Status: Finished reading the web novel!

  • Slave Harem In The Labyrinth Of The Other World


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A dude reincarnates in a magical world. He has a few cheat powers and items. On his first visit to a dungeon he gets ganked in the labyrinth by other humans, so he becomes reluctant to use companions from an adventurer's guild. He visits a slaver, who then introduces him to a beautiful dog girl, who also happen to be a front line fighter. A slave could never attack their master without consequences, which makes this convenient to the plot. It's a similar plot to the Rising of the Shield Hero where the main character contracts slaves (racoon girl) and Filo (store bought pet) to fight with him.

    Status: Started reading the novel before switching to the manga. Holy hell the manga is amazing.

  • So I'm A Spider, So What?


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: An epic tale about a school girl that reincarnates into a spider monster.

    Status: The manga is different to the novels. The novel has more stories of the surface races whilst the manga focuses on our reincarnated protagonist and her survival in the labyrinth. I prefer the manga over the novels.

  • Sword Art Online


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: Boy puts on his VR full dive gear to beta test a new VR game. Only it wasn't a beta test, and there wasn't a log out button. Dying in the game meant permanent death. Dark Souls literally.

    Status: Just watch the anime.

  • Sword Art Online Progressive


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: Boy puts on his VR full dive gear to beta test a new VR game. Only it wasn't a beta test, and there wasn't a log out button. Dying in the game meant permanent death. Dark Souls literally. This spin off focuses on Asuna and Kirito as they progress through the levels of Aincrad together, instead of trying to escape the game like the original plot. It is much better paced in my opinion.

    Status: Good novel, but an anime is also being released in 2020-2021!

  • Tales of Demons and Gods


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A martial arts fighter gets sent back in time to his 13 year old self after nearly dying. It follows the same pattern as graphic novels like Apotheosis and Battle Through The Heavens and Holy Ancestor. The dude has memory of his past life, and thus he can draw upon a wealth of knowledge, well beyond the current timeline, recall long lost inscriptions from memory, gift his potential allies with valuable and rare cultivation techniques, recite forbidden chants or incantations without reading a scroll, and even understand how to make stupid amounts of money needed to fund his equipment expenses, miracle elixirs, medicinal pills, demon spirit evolution, and saving his faction from the brink of financial disaster.

    Status: Waiting for more chapters to be translated. Only one chapter a month apparently! The author has apparently gotten bored and may not finish the series. :(

  • That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: Dude reincarnates as the weakest monster in another world with some cheat like powers. First thing he does is to make friends with a tsundere dragon and then predate him.

    Status: Waiting for more volumes to be published. I've pretty much finished the web novel.

  • The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want A Fourth Time


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: How much bad luck can someone get before their life turns around?

    Status: Waiting for more chapters to be translated.

  • The Girl Who Consumed An Evil God To Rescue A Parrallel World


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: An evil god enters the mind of a Japanese highschool girl with the intention to takeover her body, but the girl realises she has the authority to turn the tables on the foolish god, so she imagines him as a hamburger and then she devours him, gaining all of the evil god's powers, experience and skills.

    Status: Waiting for more chapters to be translated.

  • The Greatest Magicmaster's Retirement Plan


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: An arrogant top ranked mage goes to a magic school academy. Instead of finding a nice, quiet place to relax and enjoy his retirement, he picks the most annoying place in the realm filled with similarly aged brats!

    Status: Waiting for more volumes to be published.

  • The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A young goddess summons a hero to save a world under her authority. The problem is not that the hero is overpowered or cautious, but that his character is as boring as a brown paper bag.

    Status: Waiting for more chapters to be tranlated. Finished watching the anime.

  • The Magic In This Other World Is Too Far Behind


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A group summoning to another world, but the MC is already a powerful magi on Earth. The undead lich mage shows his ugly face to the MC and the MC goes back to Earth to gather his power to prepare for a final confrontation.

    Status: Waiting for more volumes to be published.

  • The Rising of the Shield Hero


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: Adventures of shield bro, racoon girl and Filo (best girl imo).

    Status: Waiting for more volumes to be published. About half way through volume 5.

  • The Unwanted Undead Adventurer


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: After being killed by a dragon, an adventurer wakes up to find that he has become a member of the undead.

    Status: Waiting for more volumes to be published.

  • Tsuki ga Nichibiku Isekai Douchuu


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: Dude is summoned by two gods, one gives him cheat like powers, the other doesn't care and dumps him into a barren wasteland. In that wasteland, he beats up a dragon who then becomes his follower, and then he meets a berserk spider queen, whom consumes his blood and becomes another loyal subject. Then somehow through the powers of the first god, the MC creates a pocket dimension where monsters and other beastmen of the wasteland can live in harmony (and away from humans that want to murder them).

    It's quite hard to read because of the machine translation. Might drop until an official translation is published.

    Status: Badly translated. Not sure if I will continue reading.

  • Versatile Mage


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: A dude awakens magic affinity. Mages use their magic to defeat demons. There was a Chinese cartoon but it wasn't very good. There is also a manga.

    Status: Dropped. Just read the manga.

  • Warlock of the Magus World


    Rating: 23 Sep 2020

    Description: A scientist from modern China reincarnates into a world of magic. An AI chip (voice assisted super computer) embedded in his brain from his previous life, somehow fuses with his soul, and continues to assist (cheat) in his second life. He vows to become the strongest warlock possible. The protagonist is Neutral Evil and is not motivated by lust or greed. The story mostly focuses on his power gains and how he schemes against old monsters. The writing or tranlation is average at best and I skipped a lot of filler chapters that didn't advance the story in any meaningful way. Once he gains the aforementioned top of the magus world, the story ends abruptly. I reckon the author got sick of writing and started a new project!

    Status: Finished!

  • World Teacher – Other World Style Education & Agent


    Rating: 24 Sep 2020

    Description: Dude reincarnates in a world of sword & magic.

    Status: Dropped.