Friday, March 3, 2017

Harem Dynast Part 1: Afterword

[Note: This Afterword is from the original version. The rereleased version has no Afterword.]

This is Takeuchi Ken, author of Kingdom Conquered by the Golden Dragon – Part 1: Rape of a Princess. This was my very first book (and so I really hope you liked it).

Umm…so do you readers like war and women?

I must apologize to any of you good-natured people who do not because you must not have liked this book very much. (Not that you would’ve bought it in the first place.) But if you are the dangerous sort of person who has the hot-blooded belief that war and women are the romance of men and who inspire the ire of pacifists, then I bet you did enjoy it.

Boys innocently love violent worldviews where men burning with ambition plot against each other, race across the battlefield, and take kingdoms and beautiful women for themselves. (I’ll probably get some people saying I’m only assuming other people are that way because I am, but my evidence is how people have always loved Japan’s Sengoku period, China’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and Genghis Khan.) But we certainly couldn’t live such a hard life, so we instead enjoy vicariously living a hero’s life in novels.

So if I wrote a story about warring kingdoms and kingdom-stealing battles in a fantasy world with the usual swords, magic, and dragons, it would be sure to sell. And that’s why I wrote this. (I hope I was right and it does sell.)

Now I should probably get to the customary stuff for a new author.

To my editor Okada-san, thank you for giving me this debut novel. I hope we can continue like this for a long time to come.

To Senbata Rou who did the illustrations, thank you very much. (The readers drawn in by your skill will probably drastically increase the sales of this novel. But if my skill as an author gives them a rude awakening, that will show up in the sales of Part 2… Tremble, tremble. It scares me just thinking about it.)

Okay, everyone, goodbye for now. Until we meet again in Kingdom Conquered by the Golden Dragon – Part 2: A Princess’s Scarlet Tears. (If you’ve read this far, you must be curious how it turns out. Please don’t forget to buy Part 2.)

You can look forward to Knight Woman Lucy’s counterattack! (That’s supposed to be an ad for Part 2, but I can’t find a good way of putting it. …Anyway, that ends Part 1’s Afterword.)

Harem Dynast Part 1: Chapter 6 - Battle of Corlal Field

The day after the wedding ceremony in the Domos capital of Fenrir, the Domos’s military flag was raised: black with a yellow border and a legendary divine wolf in the center.

The supreme commander was of course Domos King Lorent. He was followed by his generals: Stephan, Almeida, Kubdai, Shigsal, Naja, Carnap, Vatistuta, and Lumishas. The army was 12 thousand strong. They had far more horses than soldiers, so 20 thousand horses kicked dust high into the sky.

Domos Queen Ansandra rode in a carriage in the reverse of the journey she had taken just a month earlier.

The maids and knights that had accompanied her from Clanaria were shocked and dumbfounded by this sudden turn of events. The marriage had been intended to build friendship between the kingdoms, but it had led to the exact opposite.

They had no idea what to do, but they were forced to choose one of two things: Serve Ansandra by assisting Domos, or die.

Every last one of them chose to serve Ansandra as before. This had less to do with Ansandra’s leadership ability and more to do with the naïve idea that surviving now would lead to alternative options in the future.

Ansandra sat in the shaking carriage and it was Dominic rather than Mimi who sat opposite her this time.

That viper of a woman was trying to gather information on Clanaria from the traitorous princess. Ansandra hated Dominic, but she was Lorent’s wife now and she had steeled her resolve, so she was willing to help.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Adolescent Adam 6: Chapter 1 - Beginning of a New Season

Where…am I?

Mutsuki all of a sudden found himself standing there.

He was in the middle of a green-filled forest he had never seen before. The maple and zelkova leaves were such a bright green that he narrowed his eyes. A fresh breeze stroked his cheeks.

The thick underbrush and flowers grew tall and caught the gentle sunlight. Was it springtime? The sun was comfortably warm and made him feel a little sweaty.

Nearby was a well-leveled field likely meant to grow wheat. It must have been harvested a season before because straw was piled up nearby.

His nose detected the warm and sweet scent of crushed wheat and the sharp smell of damp earth.

(Where…in the world am I?)

The idyllic world actually made him nervous.

Where was he? Why was he here?

Fujita Mutsuki was confused about everything, but…

“What are you zoning out for?”

“Wah.”

An impolite tackle hit him from behind.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Harem Dynast Part 1: Chapter 5 - Morning of the Wedding

“Long live Queen Ansandra!”

Cries of joy and celebration echoed across the gray stone walls and into the blue of the early morning sky.

This was the Domos royal capital of Fenrir.

On the royal palace’s thick stone balcony, the king held the Queen in his arm and introduced her to the kingdom.

In the sunlight of the northern kingdom’s short summer, Ansandra had the radiant beauty to match Lorent’s good looks, so the Domos people were more than satisfied emotionally.



And on a rational front, they celebrated the incalculable blessings she was sure to bring from the great neighboring kingdom of Clanaria.

For this bright day, Ansandra wore a wedding dress made so much silk and lace that it had supposedly taken 20 Clanarian weavers half a year to make.

The low-cut chest showed off her smooth throat, the curves of her shoulders, and her pretty collarbones. She gave off the kind of allure found in only the most beautiful girls and women.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Adolescent Adam 6: Prologue





[View Record…Begin]


“We will now begin the artificial demon cell transplant and implantation for Phase 3 of the Bioroid Plan.”

“Beginning analysis of specimen structure…positive.”

“Analysis of cellular spirituality structure complete. Checking similarity to demon…positive.”

“Turning Target Specimen 01 into Adam-affiliated guardian angel.”

“Permanent Name: Ange…positive.”



“Pwah!”

The girl felt something pressing down on her body, so she sprang up to throw it off of her before she even fully woke.

She used her entire slender and athletic body like a spring. Her momentum outdid whatever was pressing down on her and it scattered.

Even as it scattered, it clung stickily to her body.

(That was-…Wh-what is this?)

It was a liquid. It was sticky like honey. Only then did she realize she was soaking in some kind of tank instead of lying in her bed.

She was not wearing any clothes, leaving her in her birthday suit.

But before she could feel any embarrassment, she noticed something else that made her forget even the fluid defiling her pearl-white skin.

(What…is this? In my throat…whep.)

There was something in her mouth. It was hard…and cylindrical.

She tried to spit it out but could not.

Novel Introduction: Adolescent Adam 6

Onto the sixth novel: Adolescent Adam 6: Juvenile Attack (思春期なアダム6 幼生期の襲撃).

The story continues with Ren transferring back into Mutsuki's school and a Kurosaki family plot underway in the background.

Author: Sakakikasa (さかき傘)
Illustrator: Amagai Yukino (天海雪乃)
Label: Atomic Bunko (あとみっく文庫)


Table of Contents:
Chapter 2: Arrival of Student Council President Shirohara Ren
Chapter 3: Dark Visit
Chapter 4: A Distant Yet Close Pair
Chapter 5: Juvenile Ange
Chapter 6: Juvenile Attack
Chapter 7: And onto the Cultural Festival

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Harem Dynast Part 1: Chapter 4 - Impossible Dream

“So my next target is the central plain kingdom of Clanaria…”

While Ansandra’s powerful sense of responsibility had her shut in a dark room and struggling with thoughts about Clanaria and Domos’s future, the man who had taken her chastity was speaking to himself in a windy outdoor space.

Domos’s royal capital of Fenrir was a stone-built mountain fortress, but the very top level was an open-air room.

The roofs and trees of the castle town were visible all around him and the gentle waves of the mountain peaks towered above. The beauty of the sunlight shining off of the snowcapped mountains was one of the Domos people’s few sources of pride.

Lorent was not the type to enjoy that view, but when he had some spare time but not enough to travel, he had a habit of staring into the distance instead of holing up inside.

The people who knew his nature suspected he felt like he was looking down on the world from the heavens.

The curtain of night had fallen and the breathtaking mountains could not be seen, but as he stood there in only a thin robe, the light of the stars scattered across the sky like the contents of a jewelry box poured down as a silver shower.

The scents of several flowers and trees filled the air, the night wind flirted with his skin, and the chirping of bugs reached his ears.

Domos’s nights were known to be cold even during the summer. It would likely be chilly to residents of warm Clanaria, but Lorent found it pleasantly warm.

No resident of Domos would claim to hate this season and Lorent was no exception.