English Title: Tearmoon Empire
Japanese Title: ティアムーン帝国物語 — “Tearmoon Teikoku Monogatari”
Author: Nozomu Mochitsuki — 餅月望
Translator: David Teng
Genre: Fantasy, Reincarnation
Original Run: June 2019 – ongoing
English Run: February 2020 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: TO Books
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 4 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 2 (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.
Synopsis: Surrounded by the hate-filled gazes of her people, the selfish princess of the fallen Tearmoon Empire, Mia, takes one last look at the bleeding sun before the guillotine blade falls… Only to wake back up as a twelve-year-old! With time rewound and a second chance at life dropped into her lap, she sets out to right the countless wrongs that plague the ailing Empire. Corrupt governance? Check. Border troubles? Check. Natural calamities and economic strife? Check. My, seems like a lot of work. Hard work and Mia don’t mix, so she seeks out the aid of others, starting with her loyal maid, Anne, and the brilliant minister, Ludwig. Together, they strive day and night to restore the Empire. Little by little, their tireless efforts begin to change the course of history, pushing the whole of the continent toward a new future. And why did the selfish princess have a change of heart, you ask? Simple—she didn’t. She’s just terrified of the guillotine. They hurt like hell, and Mia hates pain more than work.
Reviews of Tearmoon Empire
- English Light Novels (Haruka): Vol 1 — Vol 2 — Vol 3
- Manga Bookshelf: Vol 1 — Vol 2 — Vol 3
- Gar Gar Stegosaurus: Vol 1 — Vol 2
- Anime News Network (Rebecca Silverman): Vol 1
- Justus R. Stone: Vol 1
- The OASG: Vols 1-2
Japanese publication began January 2020. No English release.
If you liked Tearmoon Empire, you might also want to try…
- I Refuse to be Your Enemy — fantasy, main character trying to avoid bad end
- My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom — fantasy, main character trying to avoid a bad end
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