The Werewolf Count and the Trickster Tailor ペーパーバック – 2020/7/6
"Even if werewolves aren't your preferred supernatural creature, this is worth reading - its romance, overarching plot, and comfortable use of LGBTQ+ issues as simple facets of the characters rather than Major Themes make this one of the more interesting light novels to come out recently as well as just a good read." -- Rebecca Silverman, Anime News Network
"Still, while some secrets have been brought to light, there's plenty for The Werewolf Count and the Trickster Tailor left to cover. It's a fun tale that doesn't treat cross-dressing as just for laughs, and it avoids much of the usual Debbie Downer drama that an unwanted monster form usually brings." --Krystallina, The OASG
- 出版社 : Cross Infinite World (2020/7/6)
- 発売日 : 2020/7/6
- 言語 : 英語
- ペーパーバック : 277ページ
- ISBN-10 : 1945341351
- ISBN-13 : 978-1945341359
- 寸法 : 13.34 x 1.78 x 20.32 cm
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 545,415位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
This book seemed like it might go in a very interesting direction with Ebel (love interest) proclaiming he doesn't care that Rock is a man, the obviously complicated feelings Rock has while cross-dressing (some of which seem heavily like a clueless transman), and the inclusion of a transwoman (Phoebe). There are even conversations about mis-gendering!
Then Rock puts on a dress and learns to appreciate being a woman, Ebel admits he always knew, and Rock figures out Phoebe is her father and the pronouns used for her switch to he/him. Phoebe admits she's essentially non-binary, but the pronoun change sticks.
Honestly, it comes off as an attempt at really flawed LGBT representation. I was kinda expecting this might happen since I've seen a lot of authors from more conservative cultures and/or times do something similar, but it's still really disappointing.
Regardless, the descriptions in the book are really well put-together, and the world seemed like it actually had some meat to it. I enjoyed the first half of the book a lot, actually. Just don't go reading it for any queer story-telling.