Some of you probably never heard of this series, and from what I read on the net, I also doesn’t found much about this light novel which indicate it seems this series isn’t that popular even in Japan(not even in top 50 of Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2011). This is also the reason why I decided to review this novel, because I think this novel deserves more love from the impression I get after reading the first volume.
First a little background story. Rakuin no Monsho(roughly translated as crest of stigma) is a light novel series by Tomonari Sugihara. First published in May 2008, although this series isn’t the big break that Tomonari-sensei hoped he’ll gets, it seems this series is good enough to get continued into its 8th volume. The illustrator for the light novels is made by an artist with a pen-name of 3.
Well, enough with the novel’s background, let’s on with the first novel’s story synopsis. In a fantasy continent where dragon lives along with advanced technology such as flying ships, the continent is divided into several regions. In this first volume, the story focused in one of the country in the central regions of the continent, the Mephius Empire. The Mephius Empire has been long in war with its neighboring country, the Kingdom of Garbera. After a long time of strained relationship between the two country, the current ruler of both nations decide to deal a peace treaty by marrying the third princess of Garbera Kingdom with the only prince of Mephius Empire. The only problem is, the third princess of Garbera Kingdom, Villina, is a tomboyish girl while the only prince of Mephius Empire, Gill Mephius, is a good for nothing hedonist and he gets ridiculed a lot about this marriage to the amazon princess of Garbera much to his chargrin. (more…)