Well, I’m certainly enjoying this novel!
Currently, I’m at the “Tranquil Days” chapter, and I must say this novel has really captured my heart. So far its been a nice slice of life-ish experience, but I doubt this tranquility will continue considering the Maid’s suggestion of a war on the horizon and also because this is a horror VN.
Some of you who are around on the Discord channel already know some of my theories so I thought I’d post some of them here!
Firstly, I’m pretty convinced that the Rhodes country of origin is Wales. Why? Because several characters note that this area is one plagued by rain and that the sun rarely comes out-a climate that is quite characteristic of Wales. Another thing that tipped me off, was Nellie’s mention of Shakespeare, and how she seemed to allude that it was common knowledge of where his plays were perfomed. Also, according to Google, the place where Shakespeare lived-Warwickshire-is only 3 or so hours away from Wales.
…Though I am not so sure as to how well he was known in the rest of Europe at the time.
Going onto the characters, I have to say that I utterly adore Mell. He’s such a sweetie pie and a dork that I hope nothing bad happens to him but I know something will since he’s likely the man the woman being crucified (who is obviously White Hair) in the prologue is referring too.
…Sadly I cannot say the same about his sister. While she isn’t irritating, its clear she wants to bone her brother (ew) and honestly behaves a little Eva-like in her treatment of White Hair. I can expect her to be the catalyst for something awful in the future regarding White Hair.
And speaking of White Hair, she’s reminding me a lot of Shannon. This could be interesting…
Edit: Mell just did a Battler, I repeat, Mell just did a fucking Battler. He made a promise to a lowly servant girl who clearly is love starved and secretly wants more for herself. nononononno its happenning agaiiiiiiiiiiiin.
Edit: I’m now up to the “For You” chapter. Seems like things are heating up!