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Chaos had risen signifying that the next generation of the Demon King was about to be reborn.

On what seemed like another usual attacks from demons, Nemo Light was heading towards a shelter when he ran into Oliver Ramon, who was heading back to town to find his father, being chased by a demon. In the process of saving him, he inadvertently formed a contract with it.

As they return to town, they found it was ablaze and while trying to figure out why, they were wrongly accused of being demon worshippers and were hunted down by the church.

With no options left, they set about to become mercenaries to survive. Thus began the adventure of a gentle knight x an unwilling mage.

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Urmulus
New Urmulus rated it
August 3, 2022
Status: Completed
I really, really enjoyed this novel. The story is complicated and long but well constructed and I didn't find any plot holes. I loved the characters, all of them (including the villains), it's like the author crafted her characters carefully and meticulously. And there are some really badass ladies!

This novel is for everybody who likes fantasy with demons, magic, gods and heroes and villains who are not black and white. And of course it's a really sweet love story (several actually).
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Resplendor
Resplendor rated it
April 16, 2022
Status: c21
Western fantasy BL is rare enough, but one that isn't a transmigrator, or book world, or otome/game world? It is it's own unique world with it's own unique politics and characters? Female characters you don't hate? Struggles and MCs with emotions besides lust and smugness?!

And well translated and written to boot?!

And quick updates?!!!!!!!!!

... more>> Priceless.

Many thanks to the translator and author-sama for bringing us this gem.

Update chapter 200: Still nothing bad to say. This is going into my very very exclusive "Best" list after it's all done.

Update chapter 245: Have I said how much I love this story? Ugh, right in the heart strings. This is so good!!! <<less
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Wintercreeper
Wintercreeper rated it
April 19, 2022
Status: c122
It's a nice pseudo-western fantasy with interesting world building and likeable characters, the idea isn't super unique, it does use a lot of concepts that are typical for Asian fantasy, only names are clearly western.

The characters carry the story, they are diverse in nature, imperfect, and sometimes irrational, so more realistic than in your usual novel.

What I like is, that people actually die here, not the main characters but those around them, they can't save everyone and that makes it interesting.

Translation: It's MTL, of course you can't expect it to... more>> be truthful to the original but the translator puts a lot of effort into cleaning up, most of the time you won't notice that it's not a real translation. I don't know how much is lost through MTL but the story is very enjoyable regardless.

(Edit Chapter 122)

I'm changing my rating to 3 stars.
While the romantic development is realistic and the pair is wonderful to each other, I could have done without the forced-pseudo side-pairing and all the time they take up.
The main's individual and couple development is slowed down too much, side-plots and side-characters are often too extensive for the (temporary) role they play.
It's sad that (maybe) another gay pairing has been favoured over individual characters, I would have liked to know the group better instead of more pseudo-romance between characters I still know basically nothing about.

All of the extensive side-stuff has lead to massive pacing-issues of the main story, the plot crawls then speeds up immensely, bulldozing the reader with rapid development that's lacking in detail and impact because it happens too fast for any real emotion to set in. It just doesn't give its characters breathing room to naturally come to terms with the plot, it makes them all seem emotionally flat.

Very often a character goes 'this is so upsetting... nevermind, I don't have time for emotions', and that's all impact we get. Even the writer was aware that there's no room for actual impact, this happens over and over. It's just ????

It's only my impression but it feels like the author either changed their original plan for the story and added stuff like a second couple, unimportant side-plots, and so on, or they planed for this to be much longer than it ended up being.

With barely 150 chapters left I can't see how these problems could be properly rectified, but that all depends on what you want more, romance and drama or a novel focused on its characters and main story.

Still a decent read for fantasy lovers. <<less
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BambooTriangle
BambooTriangle rated it
June 3, 2022
Status: Completed
This novel is extremely well written with great twists, shiver-inducing horrors of western magical world and fascinating creatures. The world-building is well done showing both ruthlessness and kindness of this alien world and never letting us get bored of it. With only a corner of the mystery unveiled at the beginning and it slowly appearing before us more and more it makes the reader feel just like main characters, young inexperienced people from a small town. They're truly adorable and make you attach to them very quickly.

MC and ML aren't... more>> naive and inexperienced the whole way; the suffer through hardships, see human pain and unjustness of the world but they never give up on their principles. Don't look at how everyone can suppress them at the beginning, they really grow both in maturity and power.

The plot so far is mostly telling us stories of individual creatures living in this world, witches demons and humans all together. All the while dropping hints and foreshadowing this novel is truly fascinating like no other!

The romance is very heartwarming, they're both each other's support and pillar in this world. They're very gentle and no weird misunderstandings occur so it's a very cleaning and sweet love. There is some pain and tears but they always survive through it in the end.

This is a masterpiece of a novel and I can't wait to read it to the end!

EDIT, finished. Really an awesome ending, everyone gets their own destiny and it's very nicely wrapped up!! Main couple became better and better, they're now married aoooo. Look out for the side couples, there's more than one! <<less
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