J-Novel Club has announced a new light novel license for their online service: Walking My Second Path in Life, written by Otaku de Neet and illustrated by Kurodeko. The first half of volume 1 is now available for J-Novel Club members to read–and if you’re not a member yet, it sounds like you can still try out the first 40 pages for free. In Japan the series is known as Watashi wa Futatsume no Jinsei wo Aruku! (or Watafuta for short). So far there are 2 volumes for this series in Japan, the first of which released in June 2016. The story originally began as a web novel series, which is ongoing.
This is the first series that J-Novel Club has picked up from the publisher Earth Star Entertainment. It comes from the same label (Earth Star Novel) as the light novel series Seven Seas recently announced a license for (Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?!). The Earth Star Novel label appears devoted to swords and sorcery fantasy stories.
Synopsis: Fie, first princess of Daeman, finds herself isolated and stranded in the foreign Kingdom of Orstoll all by her lonesome – effectively having been wed off as a dowry gift in accessory to her sister, Princess Fielle’s marriage. Trapped and isolated in a small back garden that once used to be a storehouse, Fie lives her days without purpose, and eventually without food – after the only member of her entourage, the chef, resigns. Just as Fie was about to give in to despair, she finds a pamphlet advertising a squire’s test for the Royal Knights of Orstoll – beginning her journey of friendship, hard work, and guts, along with masquerading as a boy to walk her second path in life. What will Fie find along the way?