Upon the Wind and Melody of the Lute

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Upon the Wind and Melody of the Lute (風とリュートの調べにのせて) is a Japanese light novel written by Takehaya (健速), with illustrations by Akabane (アカバネ). The first volume was published on January 05, 2013.

Story Synopsis[edit]

This is a ‘royal fantasy’, The tale of a boy becoming a hero. The setting is a world of swords and magic, with a ‘demon king’. On the 200th anniversary of the end of the Great War with the Demon King, the Freislein Kingdom is preparing for its memorial. Busily progressing these preparations are the first princess Celestina and her two younger sisters. Nearby is their childhood friend, an apprentice under the court mages called Alex. However, there is a creeping shadow over this ceremony wishing for peace. On the day of the ceremony, something happens that engulfs not only the Freislein Kingdom, but its neighbouring countries into a serious incident, Alex and the others’ fates are also greatly changed…


Translations and editing by Mountain of Pigeons Translations

Format Standards[edit]


  • October 27, 2017 - Chapter 3 completed
  • August 21, 2017 - Chapter 2 completed
  • July 12, 2017 - Chapter 1 completed
  • June 13, 2017 - Prelude completed
  • July 09, 2017 - Page created

The Upon the Wind and Melody of the Lute series by Takehaya[edit]

Volume 1 Cover

Volume 1[edit]

Project Staff[edit]

  • Project Administrator:
  • Project Manager: IcePhantom



Series Overview[edit]

  • 風とリュートの調べにのせて (January 5, 2013, ISBN 978-4-89199-139-5)
  • 風とリュートの調べにのせて2 (June 5, 2013, ISBN 978-4-89199-155-5)
  • 風とリュートの調べにのせて3 (October 5, 2013, ISBN 978-4-89199-206-4)
  • 風とリュートの調べにのせて4 (February 5, 2014, ISBN 978-4-89199-233-0)
  • 風とリュートの調べにのせて5 (July 5, 2014, ISBN 978-4-89199-272-9)
  • 風とリュートの調べにのせて6 (November 5, 2014, ISBN 978-4-89199-293-4)
  • 風とリュートの調べにのせて7 (March 5, 2015, ISBN 978-4-89199-317-7)
  • 風とリュートの調べにのせて8 (July 5, 2015, ISBN 978-4-89199-333-7)
  • 風とリュートの調べにのせて9 (November 5, 2015, ISBN 978-4-89199-365-8)