There were three new light novels released in English this month. Have you picked any of them up yet?
Note: The Sword Art Online: Progressive series is now caught up with Japan.
Rising of the Shield Hero volume 2 Synopsis:
Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic Otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!
No Game No Life volume 3 Synopsis:
One of the gamer siblings has vanished! In the world of Disboard, everything is decided by games. And after rising to reign as the monarchs of the remnants of Disboard’s humans, gamer siblings Sora and Shiro have now wagered the fate of every human being alive on the outcome of a game against the Eastern Union! But immediately after making this wager, Sora disappears, leaving only a cryptic message behind. ” “, the legendary two-in-one gamer, has been torn asunder! What is Sora thinking? What will Shiro do? What will become of humanity? And what about the paradise of animal girls?! In the third volume of the bestselling alternate-world fantasy series, it’s a risky showdown against the Werebeasts!
Sword Art Online: Progressive volume 3 Synopsis:
“Here we go, Asuna! Hang on tight! Tilnel, launch!” Having said their good-byes to the mysterious elven knight Kizmel, Kirito and Asuna set their sights on the fourth floor of Aincrad. But once they open the door, they find the way forward blocked by a powerfully flowing river. The updated version of the fourth floor has been changed into a water world! When they finally arrive at the floor’s town, they’re greeted by chalk-white streets and countless gondolas of all sizes. To navigate this place, Kirito and Asuna will need their own gondola–but getting one will involve confronting an eight-meter-tall beast of flame: Magnaterium…And that’s only the beginning of the difficulties the fourth floor of Aincrad has in store!