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The Eminence in Shadow Novel Volume 1 (Hardcover)

5 star rating out of 5
4 Reviews
SKU: 9781975359058

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About The Eminence in Shadow Novel Volume 1 (Hardcover)

The Eminence in Shadow Novel Volume 1 was written by Daisuke Aizawa with illustrations by Azunishi.

Shadowbrokers are those who go unnoticed, posing as unremarkable people when in truth, they control everything from behind the scenes. Sid wants to be some just like that more than anything, and something as insignificant as boring reality isn't going to get in his way! He trains in secret every single night, preparing for his eventual rise to power-only to denied his destiny by a run of the mill yet deadly traffic accident. But when he wakes up in a another world and suddenly finds himself at the head of an actual secret organization doing battle with evil in the shadows, he'll finally get a chance to act out all of his delusional fantasies!


  • Publisher: YEN ON
  • Media: Novels
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 8/11/2020
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

It isnt as serious as the blurb sounds

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Like most isekai the protagonist is overpowered and is surrounded by a harem and is cluess to their feelings but I still enjoyed this book as the protagonist is goofy (ie he tries act "normal" but is way off base) and he is determine to fulfill his dream of being a mastermind hiding in the shadows. He creates an organization to lead and an enemy to defeat but his tall tale turns out to be true. The novel tells the tale mostly through his eyes but we get short chapters through members of his organization and his female schoolmates eyes. If you like dramatic one liners, a goofy lead, and some swordplay take a chance on this book.

4 star rating out of 5

Somehow Things Work Out

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In the anime/book series Overlord, Ainz is thought of as a genius by his subordinates. They think his plans extend far into the future and cover every possibility, but in reality Ainz has no idea what they're talking about and is just attempting to go along with it. Take that plot line, add cults trying to destroy the world, secret organizations, and extend it into a novel length story, and you have The Eminence in Shadow. There's a lot of what I call coincidence humor, where things just seem to work out somehow and the protagonist isn't quite sure why but it's really amusing to follow. The book itself is well-written, translated well, and the characters were surprisingly likeable. Personally this wasn't my cup of tea which is why I gave it 4 stars, but I still enjoyed reading it. If you're looking for a book that isn't taking itself too seriously and will make you roll your eyes and laugh a lot, try this one.

5 star rating out of 5

The comedy disguised as a psychological thriller

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So, this book is hilarious. The author is obviously having a grand time throwing many of our usual anime cliches into a bag of what should be serious into something silly. We still get our serious moments for sure as there is a cult, and a terrible disease that’s literally turning girls into horrible melted blobs of their former selves.

Our main character is of course reincarnated. He gets a harem and has no clue. He pretends to be a genius mastermind just as he wishes and has no clue that all the “stories” he made up are all true. You have to be someone who enjoys seeing the crazy show of ironic happenstances of coincidence occur like puzzle pieces lining up for a grand finale to enjoy this series. The stories plot can be predictable but it’s going to be a fun ride just because the characters are who they are. So, there is some seriously great characterization in this novel. I can say this book may not be for everyone but I sure as hell love this book.

5 star rating out of 5

cliched but very enjoyable


I really enjoyed this book. It has the controversial OP MC trope that many seem to dislike. Some of the fights get repetitive and the harem aspect is definitely cliched. It is a really funny book that will keep you interested(did for me at least). The hardcover aspect is really nice as well, not sure why but I prefer it to softback. Probably why Overlord is my favorite LN. speaking of overlord... if you enjoyed overlords comedy aspects than this book is for you. Do yourself a favor and check it out.