next vol should come around July this year sometime
Altina the Sword Princess
English Title: Altina the Sword Princess
Japanese Title: 覇剣の皇姫アルティーナ — “Haken no Kouki Altina”
Author: Yukiya Murasaki — むらさきゆきや
Translator: Roy Nukia
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Original Run: October 2012 – ongoing
English Run: November 2019 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Famitsu Bunko (Enterbrain)
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 15 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 07 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $7 – iBook $7 – Kobo $7
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This series is currently digital-only.
Synopsis: Inept with a sword, unable to ride a horse, and apathetic toward the empire he serves, Regis Aurick is a hopeless soldier who spends his days buried in books. Banished to the borderlands, he encounters a stirring young woman with red hair and ruby eyes. She is Fourth Princess Marie Quatre Argentina de Belgaria, known simply to Regis as Altina. “…Do you want to become my tactician or not?” Having sought him for his rumored strategic prowess, she aspires to reform an empire led by self-seeking nobles and driven to pointless wars, the legendary blade of an emperor, the Grand Tonnerre Quatre, at her hip. Continuously underestimated by her regiment, including her would-be tactician, the princess resolves to prove her worth beyond a shadow of a doubt—no matter the risk. Here is a tale of war, love, and politics, woven by the bookworm and the sword princess.