Friends, in May we are welcoming three new releases on Wuxiaworld! We have released Court Lady, Game of the Monarch, and the long-awaited Etranger. Read on for more!
Court Lady: Court Lady is a very special novel, as it is the novelization of '骊歌行', a period drama/palace drama set in Tang Dynasty China by Huanyu Entertainment whom we have reached a special partnership with - we're releasing chapters alongside the tv episodes being released, so it is a simul-cast! You can check out the drama series here on Youtube! Court Lady tells the story of Sheng Chumu, once renowned as the number one hedonist of Chang'an City, a wastrel who could barely ride a horse without falling off. He's now fallen head over heels for a seamstress named Fu Rou from Guangzhou and will do anything to be with her, including giving up his previous lifestyle and going through a one hundred and eighty degree change to improve his literary knowledge and martial arts. But will his entry into her life be a blessing or a downfall?
Fu Rou manages her family’s embroidery business in Guangzhou. Unfortunately, a fire burns everything she knew into nothing. Left with nothing, Fu Rou and her family follow Sheng Chumu to Chang’an to start anew. However, her talent for embroidery eventually threw her into court. In a palace full of princes, Fu Rou has attracted the eyes of a particularly stubborn prince to herself. Determined to stick to her principles, Fu Rou has to navigate through schemes while staying true to herself. With the troubles of the court, will Sheng Chumu ever be able to reunite with Fu Rou? Or will the palace walls forever cut them off? This is a great novel for those who like period dramas and palace dramas, so if that's up your alley, give it a shot!
Game of the Monarch: GOTM is a mix of Western medieval fantasy and a game system. The story starts with transmigration; our main hero died from overwork and is reborn as Milton Forrest, a member of a noble family. Unlike regular transmigration novels, our hero doesn’t take over a body to fulfill a lifelong wish or grudge. He remembers his past life but also remembers growing up as a young lord — the two souls merged into one with all the memories of both. Problem is, in this life he has a massive debt to repay, and has to go off to war to secure funds to repay it. Thankfully, he has the help of a game system - a rather unique one, at that! Instead of focused on helping him advance his abilities, it lets him check people's status windows.
If you enjoy reading western medieval novels, this is for you. It has plenty of monarchs and nobilities and medieval warfare (knights, archers, cavalry, you name it, you got it). If you enjoy fantasy, this is also for you. It has magicians, elves, and the ability to exude an aura and use it as they fight. If you enjoy a commanding hero with infinite potential but isn’t overpowered, you’ll love Milton Forrest, but no worries if you’re more interested in strong female characters, the novel’s got that covered. Basically, the Game of the Monarch has everything you could have ever wished for — the fights, the strong sassy sexy women, genius antagonist (and some really dumb ones), and memorable characters.
Etranger: Etranger is a rather unique double transmigration story, centered around two leads - Special Forces Commander San Kang and communications specialist Biyeon Kim. They met with an accident during a military exercise, and when they next opened their eyes they found themselves summoned into a brand new world - one in which they are treated like pieces of chess trapped on a chessboard. Which begs the question - Can a piece in a game have its own will? What makes humans human? San and Biyeon constantly face outward challenges and struggles while navigating through this inner search and discovery, all the while learning how to unlock the full potential and power of the human body.
Many of our early VIP readers have been excited by this novel and compared it to 'Terror Infinity'; or, as one reader put it, 'Terror Infinity on steroids'. There's a strong survival theme, and a focus on how modern humans actually think and behave, with a focus on research, planning, and tactics rather than a reliance on cheats or systems or things like that. If that sounds like something that might be up your alley - give it a shot!