English Light Novel Releases for January 2017

Hello Everyone! Here’s your light novel releases for January 2017.

January 6, 2017

I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 1

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Rekka Namidare was a normal boy until his sixteenth birthday. Then a girl suddenly appears from his future, warning him that he’ll somehow start an interstellar war!

It turns out Rekka hails a special bloodline that’s destined to get caught up in all kinds of trouble. Whenever a story’s heroine is in dire need, Rekka will be given one last chance to save her. And in the future, Rekka will have saved so many girls that their jealous love for him will cause the apocalypse!

Purchase I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 1 from Amazon.com

January 17, 2017

Tokyo Ghoul : Void

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Explore the world of Tokyo Ghoul with these prose fiction spin-offs!

Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh.

Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

After the unprecedented raid on the Ghoul detention center by The Aogiri Tree organization, the Commission of Counter Ghoul is working to tighten security across the twenty-three wards. However, some Ghouls begin to cause unrest in the 8th Ward, continuing the cycle of retaliation between human and ghoul. And what of Kaneki after he left the 20th Ward? This second novel depicts the aftermath six months after the 11th Ward occupation.

Purchase Tokyo Ghoul Void from Amazon.com

January 24, 2017

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 1

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Programmer Ichirou Suzuki is transported to another world. In a foreign land, he finds that life is an adventure that’s sometimes fun, sometimes serious, and full of girls!

Purchase Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Vol. 1 from Amazon.com

Overlord, Vol. 3

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Lord Ainz has made great progress moonlighting as the indomitable hero Momon, but what should be a moment of triumph is shattered–by news of rebellion. He vows to find out what has happened and to defend the honor of his guild and home–Ainz Ooal Gown.

Purchase Overlord Vol. 3 from Amazon.com

Strike the Blood, Vol. 5

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Aya Tokoyogi and six other hardened magical criminals have broken out from imprisonment. Their goal–to completely erase the ‘Witch of the Void,’ Netsuke Minamaya, from existence. How these events will unfold in the Demon District will depend on the actions of the strongest vampire to ever exist, Kojou Akatsuki.

Purchase Strike the Blood Vol. 5 from Amazon.com

Kagerou Daze, Vol. 6: Over the Dimension

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It was a never ending long, long summer day when Shintarou feels a sudden change in his body. While this is happening, he has a momentous meeting with his upperclassman, who tells Shintarou the secret truths about this world’s past. What in the world is going on?

Purchase Kagerou Daze Vol. 6 from Amazon.com

Decapitation: Kubikiri Cycle (Zaregoto Series)

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It’s the vacation of a lifetime, a trip to a remote island filled with geniuses–and murder.

On Wet Crow’s Feather Island, a tiny speck in the Sea of Japan, lives Akagami Iria, the exiled daughter of a powerful family. Born into great wealth, she was a princess of the highest pedigree–until she was cut off by the leader of the Akagami Foundation. For the last five years, she’s lived on Feather Island with her maids. But she hasn’t been alone. She has invited the best minds Japan has to offer to come and stay with her.

And so nineteen-year-old college student Ii-chan and his best friend, computer genius Kunagisa Tomo, find themselves as Iria’s guests at her elaborate mansion. Surrounded by fascinating women–a chef, a fortune-teller, a scholar, and an artist, not to mention his own friend Tomo–Ii-chan is feeling a little overmatched intellectually. But the sudden discovery of a grisly murder sends the island into shock. And Ii-chan discovers that he does possess a bit of genius: the ability to discover what is real and what is fake . . . who is who they claim to be–and who is a killer.

Purchase Decapitation from Amazon.com

Goblin Slayer Volume 1 Review

Goblin Slayer Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Goblin Slayer Volume 1 by Kumo Kagyu
Light Novel Information
TITLE: Goblin Slayer
AKA: ゴブリンスレイヤー
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): December 20, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2fqZH0v

From the back cover;

A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It’s the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue–a man who’s dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there’s no telling who might come calling next…

My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 1 by Tsuyoshi Fujitaka
Light Novel Information
TITLE: My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 1
AKA: Nee-chan wa Chuunibyou, 姉ちゃんは中二病
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): December 3, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2g4gw3r

From the back cover;

One day out of nowhere, high schooler Yuichi Sakaki begins seeing words above people’s heads. It turns out to be the ability to see people’s true natures, which he names… Soul Reader!

(Actually, his big sister names it that.)

The next thing he knows, he’s surrounded by people with bizarre labels like “Zombie” “Vampire” and “Witch.” And before he can figure out what to do about that, he finds himself threatened by a beautiful girl, Natsuki, whose label is “Serial Killer”!

Fortunately, Yuichi is not unprepared. His big sister has been training him for this kind of thing all his life. The battle is about to unfold between the bloodthirsty killing machine… and the world’s strongest little brother!

A Certain Magical Index Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel A Certain Magical Index Volume 1 by Kazuma Kamachi

Light Novel Information
TITLE: A Certain Magical Index Volume 1
AKA: Toaru Majutsu no Index, とある魔術の禁書目録
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): November 18, 2014
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2hs2R5S

From the back cover;

A certain unlikely hero…
Touma Kamijou has the worst luck imaginable… Sure he’s a citizen of Academy City, a scientific marvel of the modern world where superhuman abilities are artificially cultivated and commonplace, but when it comes to paranormal talent, Kamijou’s been classified a Level Zero-a loser, basically. Oh, he does have one trick up his sleeve (literally), but even that’s more trouble than it’s worth.
When Kamijou encounters a delusional young girl convinced she’s a nun and raving about being chased by evil sorcerers, he’s eager to send her on her way and get back to failing his studies. Fate, it would seem though, has other ideas, and he suddenly finds himself caught up in a supernatural intrigue with a girl named “Index” at the center!
Science and magic collide in this first volume of one of the most popular light novel series ever penned!

Kagerou Daze Volume 5 Light Novel Review


Review of the light novel Kagerou Daze Volume 5: The Deceiving by Jin.
Light Novel Information
TITLE: Kagerou Daze Volume 5: The Deceiving
AKA: カゲロウデイズ, Kagerou Days, Heat-Haze Daze
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): September 27, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2gWHw1f

From the back cover;

Despite their youth, sorrow stalks Kano, Kido, and Seto. Their strange powers prevent them from fitting in at their orphanage, so finally, they escape. The trio is taken in by the Tateyama household, where the cheerful Ayano lives–but the peace is short-lived…

Strike the Blood Volume 4 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Strike the Blood Volume 4 by Gakuto Mikumo

Light Novel Information
TITLE: Strike the Blood, Volume 4 Labyrinth of the Blue With
AKA: ストライク・ザ・ブラッド, Sutoraiku za Buraddo
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): September 27, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2gmpXXy

From the back cover;

Itogami Island is abuzz with preparations for the Halloween festival, and who should be visiting for the occasion but Kojou Akatsuki’s friend from elementary school, a girl named Yuuma Tokoyogi. But as Kojou reunites with his friend, his homeroom teacher, Natsuki Minamiya, goes missing! Meanwhile, a strange space-time distortion is turning the sanctuary of Itogami Island into a labyrinth from which escape is impossible. And what’s behind the physical changes that come over Kojou whenever he has physical contact with Yuuma? The long-awaited fourth volume of the light novel series is here!

Update on Ragnarok, The Bleeding Worlds Book Four

Hello Everyone.

I realize it’s been a long time since I sat down and typed out an update on Ragnarok’s progress.

Truth is, I guess I feel ashamed, because every time I update, it’s to say the book is further delayed.

I don’t have a good reason, I’ll just be honest. I’ve spent a good chunk of the past two years doing no writing. I could go on at length about why, but it boils down to being discouraged. I don’t know how many times I started Ragnarok, just to delete it all and start over. Even once I got off to a decent start, there were chapters that made me so frustrated, they were terminated and started again. Sometimes I’d write things, feel ok, then come back the next day, only to find my previous day’s work painted me into an inescapable corner. Delete, delete, delete. Listen, if you every want to write, plan things out in detail ahead of time. Being a partial planner, or pantser, can be very disheartening.

So is the book ever coming out? I’m sure some of you have wondered. There’s been days I kind of wondered the same.

But it is coming along now. My pace has been steadier over the past few months. Not huge word counts per day, but steady. The ending is in sight. And I think I’ve written some pretty decent stuff.

God, I hope all of you think so too when you read it. It makes me nervous, the thought of you being disappointed.

And you’re all reading this saying, “Yeah, yeah, when’s the book coming out?”

I wish I could give you a definite answer. What I will say is it will be out as soon as I can. Truthfully, I’m tired of prolonging this. I want to type those words, The End, and mean them. Not to mention I’ve been keeping a bunch of other ideas at bay so I can focus on this book.

I’m sorry it’s taken so long. I promise you will have that book in your hands soon.

Thank you for hanging in there.

JR Stone.