English Title: Altina the Sword Princess
Japanese Title: 覇剣の皇姫アルティーナ — “Haken no Kouki Altina”
Author: Yukiya Murasaki — むらさきゆきや
Translator: Roy Nukia
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Original Run: October 2012 – ongoing
English Run: November 2019 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Famitsu Bunko (Enterbrain)
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 15 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 09 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $7 – iBook $7 – Kobo $7
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This series is currently digital-only.
- English Website — Japanese Website
- MAL Entry — Forum — Anime-Planet
- Baka Updates — LNDB.info — Novel Updates
Synopsis: Inept with a sword, unable to ride a horse, and apathetic toward the empire he serves, Regis Aurick is a hopeless soldier who spends his days buried in books. Banished to the borderlands, he encounters a stirring young woman with red hair and ruby eyes. She is Fourth Princess Marie Quatre Argentina de Belgaria, known simply to Regis as Altina. “…Do you want to become my tactician or not?” Having sought him for his rumored strategic prowess, she aspires to reform an empire led by self-seeking nobles and driven to pointless wars, the legendary blade of an emperor, the Grand Tonnerre Quatre, at her hip. Continuously underestimated by her regiment, including her would-be tactician, the princess resolves to prove her worth beyond a shadow of a doubt—no matter the risk. Here is a tale of war, love, and politics, woven by the bookworm and the sword princess.
Reviews of Altina the Sword Princess
MAL Entry — 4 volumes — Published January 2015 – February 2017 (No English release)
If you liked Altina the Sword Princess, you might also want to try…
- How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord — also written by Yukiya Murasaki
- The Magic in This Other World is Too Far Behind! — same artist
- Record of Wortenia War — fantasy, adventure, warfare
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