EDIT: The new updated list is OVER HERE. Please refer to that from now on. ^^
Hi, this is Ray. Because many people seem to be interested (well, it ranked pretty high when I did a poll, and it kind of is a pre-requisite for No. 6), so here is a complete list of Yu Wo’s works, in order of oldest to newest. Here, I will be posting the status of the novel (whether it is ongoing or complete), and where to read it if available. Also, I will posting short info about it, and the summary of volume 1 (Because I suck at summaries, ha. I can never get it to sound interesting without revealing too much of the plot >.< )
Anyways. Most of Yu Wo’s later works are better, so if you guys have the chance, go read them XP Also, I suck at name translations, so I’ll be leaving most of them in Chinese.
(As for the rest of the poll, I’ll be doing the list of recommended light novels next, and then the plurks, I believe. It’s just that it’s taking me a long time to gather the list… ) (Actually, news flash, the plurks are just as popular. But both are time-consuming. *eye twitches* I’ll do depending on mood then.)
Well, anyways, enjoy!
Status: Complete (8 volumes, 1 sequel volume)
Where to read this: You are here. (Sequel translations ongoing @PR!)
Info: Yu Wo’s first work. It brought her to fame. Not her best work, but definitely the one of the most famous.
If you need a summary for this, then why are you here? XD If you really do want one, though, go to our 1/2 Prince main page.
Kill No More
Status: Complete (13 volumes/ 8 repacked volumes, 1 side story volume)
Where to read this: Currently there is no one translating it, I believe (EDIT: It’s now being translated at Japtem.)
Info: I haven’t read it, but apparently it involves machines, magic and dragons.
“Killing, is for survival; Not killing, is to uphold a promise”
Liaula: An assassin who promises not to kill again. (The reason for not committing suicide, is because even suicide counts as killing someone, and I don’t kill)
Kaiser: In the beginning of an era of chaos, a lazy person who seeks only to survive. (Bastard! Liaula, will it kill you to create less trouble for me?)
A downhearted assassin + a lazy person who wouldn’t move a finger more than needed to earn money as long as he has enough to survive = The duo who is super good at stirring up trouble?
This two people who are only lacking of going to the Shao Lin Temple to become a monk, how did they stir up so much trouble? (Kaiser: Bastard! Who wants to go to the Shao Lin Temple to become a monk? One still has to wake up early to recite sutras there! How troublesome!)
And the assassin who insists on not killing, in this era of killing, can he still retain his principles?
(Credits: I took the name translations from Luka. More for info, visit Luka at this post. )
Status: Complete (1 volume)
Where to read it: Currently there is no one translating it.
Info: A short rare romance comedy from Yu Wo. Yu Wo claims not to be able to write romance… But I think she did pretty okay for this book.
Unable to control his own mouth, Lin Jian Yin’s barbed tongue has already scared off six ex-girlfriends and six ex-managers. Finally unable to take it, he came to a strange antique shop under the recommendation of his friend. Inside there, there was supposed to be something that could help him.
Though Nintendo Cartridges were a little old and probably no one plays it anymore right now, but does one have to exaggerate it so much as to display it in an antique shop to sell?
Carrying the Nintendo home, Lin Jian Yin plugged in the cartridge that the boss had sold at a large discount at, and then discovered that it was actually a raising(simulation) game. The female lead inside was neither a cute loli (little girl), or a mature onee-sama (strong mature woman). Instead, it was someone with the hair of an auntie, wearing blue and white slippers. To say that that terrifying woman is a Taiwanese babe would be severely disgracing Taiwanese babes.
God! His mission is actually to marry this woman to a perfect prince, how is this possible!!
Wait a moment, as the main male lead, Lin Jian Yin actually isn’t that prince. T-then, who exactly is he… No, ‘what’ exactly is he?
Status: Complete (11 volumes)
Where to read it: Currently there is no one translating it
Info: The plot seems to go nowhere at first, but it turns into a struggle for the universe. I was kind of accidentally spoiled about the the ending, doesn’t seem like one I would like.
What kind of manner should a book’s lead male character act in? Handsome and stylish?
Wrong! He looks cute, and likes to act innocent!
Wrong again! He’s vicious in his attacks, and likes to rub salt into other people’s wounds for fun. He doesn’t use the XXX Holy Sword (XXX Insert any random god’s name), but likes to use a bloody serpent whip to SM others.
Someone who likes to train so much that they become an idiot?
I’m sorry, but someone who likes to ‘eat’ so much that they become an idiot, is that okay?
Have a special interest in rescuing princesses?
This point is completely correct. After rescuing them, he can conveniently collect them as a pet!
OH~ MY GOD!
This… What kind of lead male character is this?
To let someone like this become the main character~~ Chaos, the moment this story started, it’s already chaos!
Legend of the Sun Knight
Status: Complete (8 volumes)
Where to read: … Do you even need to ask? XD
Info: Probably the most famous and best-selling work of Yu Wo so far. It’s the most popular in Taiwan as well as Singapore. In Thailand it’s a different story altogether.
Summary: I seriously don’t see the need for a summary, but if you want one… Go here: Sun Knight Main page
Status: Complete (5 volumes)
Where to read: Currently, can be read at OSS (3 volumes translated here)
Info: The prelude to No Hero, though can be read separately. Where do I even begin… It’s a pretty good read, though a little stale in the middle cause it’s too normal. But it has a pretty dramatic start and end. It’s a tale of two brothers who would do anything for each other.
“I was born for the sake of protecting my brother.”
“If that is the case, then, my dear brother, I was born for the sake of protecting your freedom. Go on and do whatever makes you happy. If you wish to destroy the Earth, I would prepare the grenades for you. If you wish to destroy me, then before you kill me, please call me ‘brother’ one last time.”
In the year 2105, the country declined… The Earth had been divided into several hundreds of economic organizations. Yet, these several hundreds of economic organizations had all formed into various economic unions for their benefit. Among them, the biggest union is the Sun Union, that has control over thirty percent of the world’s economy. The leader of the Sun Union is also believed to have the world’s greatest power.
Originally, the Sun Union had yet to rise to the top five unions. However, after Devon (Ri Xiang Yan) rose to the position of leader, under his leadership, their influence expanded ceaselessly. Devon (Ri Xiang Yan) appeared to crave for power intensely, continuously expanding, constantly expanding…
It wasn’t that no organizations had tried to keep this organization that was expanding too rapidly under control, but Devon (Ri Xiang Yan) seemed to be able to predict their moves, and would often destroy his opponents first before the crisis arrived. Otherwise, he would follow their movements, and those who schemed against him would often find themselves actually becoming the one being schemed against right at the critical moment. Everyone would furiously yell that a bit more and they would have defeated him… Unfortunately, they would precisely be defeated right before that crucial moment.
Once, twice. When every time became as such, the people finally understood. This was not an coincidence, or Heaven’s will. It was the Sun Emperor controlling all this!
Every opponent who had once tried to compete with him, each of them swore never to match this person again.
Every single person said that everything was under his control, and any kind of cunning planning nor sinister plots could not be hidden from him.
In this world, his existence is like that of a God’s.
He cannot be defeated.
People then named this legendary existence out of respect – The Sun Emperor.
‘However, a great achievement would usually have an reason that cannot be more simple.”
All is for your sake, my beloved little brother.
I care nothing but
Nothing is more important than you.
Status: Ongoing (Currently at 8 volumes. Estimated to finish in 9 volumes)
Where to read: PR! is planning to take this up after Female Warrior. There’s also Asmodea’s translations (Up to Chapter 3 here)
Info: The sequel to Eclipse Hunter, though can be read separately. Personally, I have read it and liked it. It’s like LSK, except exposing the cruel realities of heroes rather than knights. Well, it’s not as funny without a snarky narrator though… XP
Summary: (I think Asmodea’s summary is also better than mine. *sobs*)
My name is Zhao Suo Endless. My occupation is a butler, and I am currently seeking employment.
I was born into an traditional family who has been butlers for generations, and have received the strictest butler education. If I were to be modest and say that I am still a pretty good butler, probably no one in the world would dare to claim that they are a perfect butler.
Even so, I am always out of a job. However, this has nothing to do with my capabilities in this field, but rather, a problem regarding a case of racial discrimination.
I am a vampire.
After much difficulty, I found a young master who didn’t have an inkling of racial discrimination at all. Just when I was happily immersing myself into a role of a butler, bit by bit I discovered that this young master of mine was probably also not a normal human…
Please bless your only child from the heavens, and let this young master who isn’t an ordinary person with his vampire butler live an ordinary life!
From your son,
Zhao Suo Endless
Status: Complete (1 volume)
Where to read: No one is translating it
Info: I haven’t seen a completed version of it online, nor have I seen the book being sold, so I reckon I wouldn’t know how good it is. But I think it’s slightly related to Romance RPG, in the sense that this is the mysterious shop he went to XD
God can help you to become virtuous
Devil can help you to become evil
If it’s small, it’s like dropping a strand of hair
If it’s big, then suffer a torture that is even more painful than death
You, do you dare to bet?
Between God and the Devil,
You, which one would you choose?
Two similar but different handsome pretty guys, with the same slender and fine physique, refined facial features, eyes that can cause others to become intoxicated, and a temperament that could attract others.
Golden-haired and blue-eyed, with a gentle and amiable gaze and a faint smile that could always let people feel at ease. From head to toe, he emitted an aura that would make people feel happy and content, and his voice seemed to be able to erase all sorrow. He was someone who was gentle and benevolent, a person who had gathered all that was good and beautiful into one body.
Black-haired and red-eyed, with a dangerous undertone in his gaze and a dangerous smile that could always let people feel fidgety. From head to toe, he emitted an aura of a deadly attractiveness, and his voice seemed to be able to take away your spirit. He was someone dangerous and deadly, a person who had gathered all that was ruthless and unfeeling into one body.
Then now, tell us your wish. If you wish to become good, then God Charity will serve you. If you wish to become evil, then Demon Chaos would be your best choice.
The price, will be decided by us.
Gong Hua (Black Flower)
Status: On hiatus at the moment due to the cover artist’s pregnancy. Will be ongoing afterwards(Currently at 3 volumes. Estimated to finish in 5 volumes)
Where to read: Giraffe Corps (Translated up to Volume 1 Chapter 4 – Giraffe Corps)
Info: A different twist than Yu Wo’s usual works. She tried going for a dark tragedy. So for those who want a lot of humor, this book may not be for you. The main character is someone who lives only for revenge, that’s how dark this book is. While I have not read this book, someone in the PR staff have commented that “It’s like a train wreck. You can’t look away”. So I presume it’s good.
Summary: (You might want to read the summary at Giraffecorps… it’s better OTL)
The tree let out a great sad cry before its death, the Leaf tribe gathering under all filled with deep grief. Before the tree withered, it gave birth to a flower who was responsible for protecting the Leaf tribe.
Faced with their strongest protector full of strength, the Leaf tribe lost their heads out of fear… A guardian flower that has lost its tree… is likely to go crazy. We could not keep him, definitely not. The protector that was abandoned by its tribe was instead picked up by humans. The humans gave him a name – Gong Hua. The gentle human taught him love; The passing away of all his loved ones taught him hate. Gong Hua who was just starting to understand things of the world discovered that the first thing that he ought to do was… Revenge. However, at the same time, he discovered that he himself was also a recipient of someone’s vengeance.
The desire for revenge and the instinct to protect constantly clashes. He abruptly found out, before taking his revenge, he still had to learn- To chose Yin Qie Zi, Gong Hua; Two names, two kinds of instincts. In the end, which should he choose?
Status: Not started yet. (2 volumes of side stories published)
Where to read: To be on PR! soon
Info: It’s about the 1st generation of the Twelve Holy Knights. Unfortunately lots of things haven’t been revealed due to Yu Wo not having started on the main story yet. However, all character designs are already out.
For a short summary… Go here!
Legend of the Sun Knight 39
Status: Ongoing (Currently at 1 volume, estimated to finish in 3 volumes)
Where to read: PR! will be translating it when LSK ends. Which is a long time, but trust me, it has spoilers inside so you would want to wait till you finish LSK
Info: Sequel/spin-off of Legend of the Sun Knight. The protagonist is not Grisia Sun.
I am a holy knight. To be more precise, I am the Church of the God of Light’s Sun Knight… in training.
The Church of the God of Light worships and serves the God of Light, and theirs is one of the three largest religions on this continent.
As the whole continent knows, the Church of the God of Light has the Twelve Holy Knights, and each one has his own unique personality and features.
To be the Sun Knight is to have shining golden hair, sky blue eyes, a compassionate nature, and a brilliant smile. – Even if you’re a Sun Knight in training, there is not exception to the rule.
– Rest of summary omitted for fear of minor spoilers XD –
Illusion, Lies and Truth – Human Doll Contract
Status: Ongoing (Volume 1 to be released, no info about the number of volumes yet)
Where to read: Yu Wo haven’t released yet, no way to read it XP
Info: This was actually a series that she posted sometimes on her blog and left alone for a long time, but it seems like she finally managed to get enough materials to publish it. It’s kind of supernatural, and involves Ball-Jointed Dolls XD It has a very pretty cover. XP (If you want to see the cover, go to here)
Summary: (on the book cover picture)
Calling their name once would wish them into illusion.
Calling their name twice would change them into lies.
Calling their name thrice would turn them into real.
Do you know, the things that are beside you, how many of them are real, and how many of them are lies?
Future works: (Not sure when)
– Female Warrior
– Searching for Roland
And that would be all. Phew, what a pain it was to translate all of that! Technically, I could copy the translations of the other group for the summary… but that would be plagiarism, and that’s not nice. So instead, you can go over through those links to see the better translations *cough*
So, this concludes my poll no. 5. I hope you guys liked it! Comments would be nice. Very nice. This blog post is a non-repeatable quest, and there shall not be future posts. And I shall end this post. As per usual, Ray’s Q&A corner is open, so shoot any questions you have at me! (No actual bullets please, thank you very much)
If there is anything regarding Yu Wo (news, etc) that you guys want me to help translate, you can suggest it to me too, I’ll try my best to translate it for you guys. Of course, it would only be when I’m free. (Don’t ask me to translate the whole of GOD or Kill No More though.. I’ll cry)
So. Q&A. Any questions/requests?