Hey all I’m back with the third entry in Ryouma’s adventures for this week’s Translation Necessary Thursday. It’s KamiOto Volume 03 by Roy!
Plot: This continues Ryouma’s efforts at becoming self-sufficient and not relying on the Duke and his family as much. It’s a fun volume for the most part with Ryouma meeting his new employees and then going on a short adventure with his friend Elia.
Characters: We get some pretty interesting newcomers in this volume, though I think Leelin is my favorite. The rest of the cast is just as good as previous volumes.
Overall: A decent volume, but very light on action.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with another Light Novel series. It’s KamiOto Volume 01 by Roy!
Plot: This is a fairly typical Isekai/Tensei story, although it takes it along the slow paced and slice of life variety rather than the action filled one of other series. That isn’t to say that there is no action, there is some, but it’s not the focus of the story. I personally enjoyed this volume quite a bit, even with how light on the action it is.
Characters: Ryouma is our main character and he’s a fairly laid back individual. The fact that his monster companion of choice is Slimes is a bit odd, but it fits him well. The rest of the cast is just as great as well.
Overall: A solid first volume in a series that is fairly good, if very laid back compared to most Isekai stories.
For those who like: Isekai, Tensei, Fantasy, Magic, Slow Paced Plot, Good Cast of Characters.
This week for Bookish Wednesday I’ve got a book for a younger crowd. It’s A Princess and An Ooze, The Royal Ooze Chronicles Book 01, by Ian Rodgers!
Plot Synopsis: The world of Erafore is one full of magic and mystery. Heroes battle dragons, mages confront demons, and the gods watch over it all. Yet among these incredible beings, a single creature is born with the power to rewrite the destiny of the land. Taken in as a pet by the princess of the Kingdom of Varia, a mere Ooze will rise…
Plot: This is definitely aimed at the younger crowd, as the plot is pretty standard. That isn’t to say there isn’t some surprises for the older readers, but that this won’t be a twisting mess of plot like a thriller would be. While I enjoyed the book, I’ll probably end up recommending this to people with younger children around the age of 8-14.
Characters: Jelly, our main character is an Ooze, or Slime. He’s pretty interesting, for being a ball of goo. There are much better lead characters out there, pretty much anything by Sanderson or Conroe for example, but he isn’t as bad as some books I’ve read in the past year or two. The rest of the cast is just as interesting. The Royal Family probably is my favorites of the “side characters” but the entire cast was pretty good.
Overall: For those with younger fantasy lovers, or that are younger fantasy lovers, A Princess and An Ooze will be a great read. For those looking for more mature reads though this will probably not meet your desires.
For those who like: Fantasy, Magic, Oddball Lead Characters, Good Plot, Great Cast of Characters.