Overlord, Vol. 1 (light novel): The Undead King

Overlord, Vol. 1 (light novel): The Undead King

by Kugane Maruyama, so-bin (Artist)


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ISBN-13: 9780316272247
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication date: 05/24/2016
Series: Overlord Series , #1
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 10,538
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Kugane Maruyama is the author behind the Overlord novel series.

so-bin is the artist behind the Overlord novel series.

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Overlord, Vol. 1: The Undead King 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
beclemund 4 months ago
Fans of the anime will probably find this light novel enjoyable. You get quite a few new story elements, more detail about the new world Momonga finds himself in, and something to enjoy between seasons. If you are a fan of genre fiction and you’ve already cut your teeth on Glen Cook, Mark Lawrence, Scott Lynch, or even Leigh Bardugo, then you might find the shallow characterization, plodding plot, and anti-anti hero a bit too cloying. The author can be a bit repetitive from one sentence, paragraph, and even chapter to the next and there’s a bit more tell than show. The world building is rather perfunctory and there is a lot of setup going on with very little action. If you love light novels, and you like lovely books on your book shelves, this is a very attractive package from Yen. The interior art is great too. You get a new image each chapter (except the woefully poor “intermission” chapter—yikes). Or if you love power fantasy with an overpowered protagonist, this may be a fun read. For me, however, it was a miss. I won’t pick up the next one.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I have been a big fan for some time now. This series is great in all its forms! Get them all for a good time!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Thank for such a great fantasy, keep up the great work.
Anonymous 10 months ago
It gets you from the beginning
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started with the anime and reading it this way gives so much more depth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Saw the show, read the manga, and then the novel, in this order. The novel is the absolute best way to experience the world of Overlord.
duhu More than 1 year ago
Do you want to read a fantasy series? Do you want to read about a group of overpowered villains who happen to be non-human? If you answered yes to the above questions, then this series is perfect for you. It reads as a great fantasy series with MMO mechanics. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this series! I love the world and characters and the general idea of the story. Some people may disagree with me and that's fine. Ainz truly is a great ruler and very interesting mixture of human and undead. He's careful despite his overwhelming power in this world and understands his place better than anyone. Seriously give this series a shot or at least go and watch the anime since both are fantastic and to anyone who has seen the anime I even more highly recommend you read these light novels because they reveal even further information than the show did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main character get stuck in a video game he has played for 12 years. He is the strongest being in the world. What do you do ? This is his story.
DarkShards More than 1 year ago
Overlord is a Light Novel where I can confidently say that almost all the characters are likable. The only complaint I have is that this translation substitutes "Sama" with "Lord". I feel that the English language does not have a good substitution for word "Sama" so they should leave it as such. For example "Ainz-Sama" is different from "Lord Ainz" in that different characters refer to Ainz (the main character) in various different and unique ways. But other than that, the story is great, along with the characters. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the game-related fantasy novels, where the main character is the villain. Very much fun to read.