Moonlight on the Snowfield


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The world was comprised of 17 countries and 5 races. Afflicted by a disease, the crown prince of Rintz Kingdom in Schell continent, Ernst, was stripped of his rights to the throne and made the lord of the poorest fief, Meissen. The citizens of Meissen lived a destitute life in extreme poverty. For the sake of the citizens living now, as well as the citizens who were yet to be born, Ernst will sow the seeds for their future.

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April 27, 2019
Status: v1c26
Translator here! At the time of this review, I've just finished reading the first arc (including the first interlude).

Moonlight on the Snowfield is the story of Ernst, a crown prince who is stripped of his title because he suffers from Kleber's disease, an illness which makes the body stop growing past childhood. He is thrown out of the palace, and for the first time, he must experience the outside world. Ernst is lonely and naive, but noble and farsighted; no matter how sheltered he may have been, he has been... more>> taught to rule and care for his people. Thus, when he is exiled to the poorest and harshest land of all, Meissen, he seeks to do what he can to create a better future for the people who are counting on him.

His love interest is a man from the Dunbert race, which are a powerful group of warriors who are traditionally mercenaries. For some reason, this warrior man served Ernst in his bathing chamber. Though Ernst had always believed himself to be alone and replaceable, to this man and this man alone, he is the most precious existence.

After reading the first interlude, I can confidently say that the romance in this story is wonderful. The both of them are supportive and caring of each other, and while Ernst and his love interest each have their own goals and desires, they both show a willingness to support each other and stay together no matter what. Their feelings are very pure and heartwarming. When I first started translating this story, I was concerned by Ernst's appearance - because he's so naive and sheltered, it was easy to think of him as a child, like his looks; this made me hesitant to touch the romance, as well as the R18 scenes. However, the perspective from other characters shows that Ernst is competent and mature, and even if his body is small, his mind is capable of many things.

Plus, his love interest makes him so happy. I want to support him!!

If you are interested in a long and thorough fantasy story with worldbuilding, economic/political development, heartwarming romance, and major character progression, please give this story a try.

Also: I am translating the R18 version of the story, so there is some... content that you shouldn't let people read over your shoulder. <<less
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idlehands rated it
August 24, 2020
Status: --
I started this despite knowing that MC is physically younger than he really is, although I'm not a fan of such stories, I wanted to see how the author handles it.

At the beginning I really liked the novel, world building, characters, and writing style are all impressive, she did handle the MC's predicament fairly well... at first.
For one, he is much much younger than I thought he would be, his body really is that of a child's, but at least his mental capacity and behaviour showed that he is in fact an adult.
This changed drastically when the romance started, like his maturity suddenly declined, innocent like a child, crying like a child, acting like a child, in addition to his physical state, there is no longer any difference between him and a kid.
No matter how often the author repeats that he's actually an adult, she clearly depicts him as a young minor – it's the most dishonest way of writing shota.

The last straw:


It was said that MC can't reproduce because he "can't get it up no matter what", the author described this way more detailed than it had to be, including how different people tried to make him come – in the name of science.
What healed him... was ML's sperm. Yes, you read that right, he can now get hard and come because he and ML are so compatible that his sperm worked like a miracle drug.


I'm absolutely astonished that the author got away with this story.
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SilverSerenity rated it
April 19, 2019
Status: --
Im loving this story so far! Thank you for translating. The story moves through character development very well.
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Carnaxa rated it
August 15, 2019
Status: c203
I ended up MTLing this. Such a wonderful story. The world building and characters were brilliantly done. The struggles were well portrayed. The love shown...I have no words other than to tell you read and experience it yourself. The MC is strong and brilliant, decisive and a visionary and the ML is also strong and loyal, supportive and smart.

... more>>

When both the ML and MC full moon came i.e the end of their lives I cried so much. It was poetically written, brokenheartedly so. The ML died 62 years before the MC, the pain of that parting was palpable, my heart hurt while reading it.


Such a beautiful story became an instant favourite of mine. 100% recommended. <<less
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whitespade rated it
June 30, 2019
Status: c47
I like the worldbuilding. Now I must say I specifically choose BL novel for the smut but because the world is too interesting I just find the smut interfering with the story ? Sometimes theres 2-3 chapters of smut that grind my gears because I just want the story to move on.
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Arakuei rated it
August 18, 2019
Status: c55
Please read this review fully!! I implore you?

This story is an extremely well thought out novel with an interesting premise. When I first started reading this, I stared becoming more invested with the MC just from his special characteristics ... more>>

his disease


At one point in time however the story did become tedious,

at chapter 11?? Idk, but somewhere around there the story did get so fricking boring, this dumb MC started wasting so much time, literally 10-12 chapters not doing sh*t because he was trying to realize his feelings for the ML. He was unable to focus on doing paperwork so much so that he spent 8 hours for 10 days doing basically nothing to help the territory he was assigned to. I understood that he has never felt love/lust before, but holy god-damn that part of the story really killed a lot of the buzz I had at the beginning


Thankfully, after this tedious 12 chapters the story does start to pick up again and I did get some of that buzz I had lost, back. The author is able to flesh out the territory and world build around the MC quite well. I won’t gush about the MC cuz you would need to actually read the story to understood how well he is able to sometimes handle situations. The author balances out the struggles both of them face along with a love story, smut, world building and a character that tries his best to work out situations.

I have to say that you will be amazed by how patient the MC actually is because some of the stuff that goes on would make me explode and when the time comes to get his receipts, is gives a slow sense of satisfaction that doesn’t leave for a long time.

While I did have that horrible experience with chapters 10-22, it really did turn out for the better

I highly suggest you read this novel because it truly is amazing.

P.S. Sorry for grammar mistakes, I wrote this at 1 in the morning.?? <<less
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cutynup rated it
July 14, 2019
Status: c49
Reading all 49 chapters in one seating. Wow what a good writing. I love how the author divide the arc properly. Just like how Ernst understand the world more, we as reader also understand the story better. Love growth of each character and want them to grow more. Thank you Ars for translating this ♥️
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Wave_07 rated it
September 16, 2021
Status: c28
I stopped here for a while. The story was so far good. I was quite overwhelmed with the current Chapter because it's more of a political and economic issues, my head hurts understanding the entire problem. I'll be back reading after a refresher story. I literally liked the story so far.
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