Eclipse Hunter V1C3: The Morning’s Brand New Beginning

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 1: Brothers

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Chapter Three: The Morning’s Brand New Beginning—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Arcedemius and Minthe; C/E edited by lucathia)

“Now, Dìdi. You have to remember, don’t ever show how strong you are in front of your classmates.”

Ri Xiang Yan straightened his little brother’s necktie, took a step back, and carefully scrutinized his little brother.

Ri Xiang Ye was currently wearing a dark blue high school uniform. By his side was a new book bag. His hair had been neatly combed by Ri Xiang Yan. On top of that, he was wearing a pair of large black frame glasses. Ri Xiang Ye looked just like an ordinary high school student.

A very dorky-looking high school student.

In the background, An Te Qi wisely decided to continue drinking his coffee instead of commenting, although he felt Ri Xiang Yan’s impression of a high school student had probably stagnated in the past century.

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Eclipse Hunter V1C2: A Past in Darkness

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 1: Brothers

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Chapter Two: A Past in Darkness—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Arcedemius & Minthe; C/E edited by lucathia)

“Gēge, don’t go. Play with me for a little more. A little more, O.K.?”

Three-year-old Ri Xiang Ye, whose name was often shortened to Ah Ye by Ri Xiang Yan, always called out in this way every time his brother had to leave.

“Can’t! Ah Ye, Gēge has to go to class. Otherwise, the scary economics teacher will be angry, and then Gēge will be miserable.” At that point, Ri Xiang Yan couldn’t help sticking out his tongue. Saying these sorts of things, would his little brother not dare to take economics later?

Hearing that his big brother wouldn’t stay longer, Ah Ye lowered his head. His small mouth pouted like a duck’s. He looked pitiful, like he had been wronged.

Ri Xiang Yan couldn’t help smiling in resignation and shouting, “Fine! Fine! I’ll play for another ten minutes. Don’t be such a rascal.”

Ah Ye lifted his small head, his happiness fully displayed on his face, and ran to the toy box in excitement. He picked up a few of the rubber balls his brother had given him and cheerfully shouted, “Let’s play catch!”

“Playing with the balls again? You’ve smashed my face flat. Horrible little Ah Ye, you’re definitely out to ruin your Gēge’s looks.”

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Eclipse Hunter V1C1: The Night the Choice was Made

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 1: Brothers

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Chapter One: The Night the Choice was Made—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Arcedemius and elisa; C/E edited by Amgine & lucathia)

A man was sitting at a large, black office desk. With a head of ashen hair, he was visibly getting on in years but was still handsome in poise and visage.

There were two rows of tables and chairs before him, with many computers on each table. Several charts and reports related to the current year’s operations were hanging on the surrounding walls. This was clearly an office or meeting room, and the man was sitting in the seat undoubtedly intended for the most important person.

But for now, this place was empty. The expression on the man’s face was also not that of a bold executive. He only stared ahead with a blank gaze, as if waiting for something.

At that moment, the enormous, carved hardwood doors slowly opened.

The man had had these doors specially built. Otherwise, in this age when electronic equipment was everywhere else, automatic doors were the most basic of installations. Even ordinary households didn’t have wooden doors that had to be opened manually anymore.

In the past, these doors were the man’s prized possessions. But now, the way that they slowly opened made his heart catch in his throat. He would rather have an electronic door before him, where one push of a button would cause it to instantaneously open and allow him to immediately confront the visitor. That would be far better than watching the door slowly, slowly open; far better than hoping “it might not be him” when he clearly knew who was behind the door.

A foot was set down. With exceedingly graceful footsteps, that person entered the room while showing a consistently perfect amount of hauteur. It was commanding but not aggressive, nor was it insufferable. A handsome face, a slender figure, and a perpetual gracefulness—Ri Xiang Yan1 was practically as dazzling as the sun.

Everyone always had praise for him, especially when this man like the sun began participating in his father’s business—the Sun Alliance. He led the business in a rapid expansion, causing everyone within the alliance to sing his praises even more.

Seeing this dazzling young man, even though they were facing off against each other, the man at the office desk could not help but feel a surge of pride. This was his son, his own flesh and blood, the king of suns he had created with his own hands!

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Eclipse Hunter V1Prologue: Prologue

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 1: Brothers

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Prologue—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Arcedemius; C/E edited by lucathia)

In the year 2105, countries had fallen into decline. The Earth was split into several hundred economic organizations, and these several hundred economic organizations forged economic alliances for each other’s benefit. Among these was the Sun Alliance, which controlled thirty percent of the global economy, thus becoming the largest alliance in the world.

The Sun Alliance’s leader had so much power that he was widely acknowledged as the world’s uncrowned emperor.

Truth be told, several years ago, the Sun Alliance had only barely risen to being one of the top five economic alliances, but under their new leader’s control, its power increased at a startling rate, expanding and expanding…

It wasn’t that no alliance had thought of quashing this rapidly growing alliance, but that the leader seemed to be able to predict their moves ahead of time. Several times, just before a crisis could strike, the competitor would be preemptively dealt with. It wasn’t just that they were focusing on a few dangers while neglecting others. All those scheming against the Sun Alliance would find at the critical moment that someone had also been scheming against them. Every person would furiously shout that they only had one step left to defeat the Sun Alliance… But against all expectations, they had been defeated before that final step could be taken.

One time. Two times. Every time it was the same. Everyone finally understood that this wasn’t coincidence, it wasn’t divine will—it was “his” control over everything!

Every person who had previously opposed him swore to never do so again.

People said that everything was under his grasp. No scheme or plot could be concealed from him.

His existence in the world was like that of a god’s.

He was undefeatable.

Everyone gave this legendary figure the title—

Sun Emperor.

 

“However, there is often an exceedingly simple origin behind every great legend.”

GOD V1Epilogue: Character Introductions

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GOD —The Beginning of the End— Volume 1: The First Pet is a Swordsman

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Afterword and Character Introductions—translated by lucathia (proofread by EvlNabiki)

Afterword

GOD has been published again.

Compared to revised editions of other series, the new version of the series GOD will have more changes. Especially starting from the middle portion, I will be adding some more scenes.

It’s because when I reread GOD after a long period had passed, I felt that the foreshadowing of the first portion was not enough, and the middle to final portions were too rushed. Since it’s a rare, new edition, I decided to revise it and develop the plot more. That way, the “rushed” feeling will be fixed.

To those who have read my novels before, you will likely know that the first volume is usually for describing the important characters. GOD, on the other hand, has fairly slow development, taking many more volumes than other series to detail all the characters. Back then, I was a little shocked at how slow the development was, so I began to increase the pace of the second to final portions of the story.

However, now that I’m looking at it again, I was actually wrong. The first portion was actually better, while the middle to final portions were too rushed. There were more ideas and plot development that should have and could have been included.

Now that I can publish this novel again, I am super happy, especially since I can make up for the parts that were lacking in the original story, to make GOD, this darling book, become even better. This really solves a lot of my regrets.

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