This is a BL series by 松岡なつき about a boy who time-travels back to the time of pirates! Despite the series being labelled as BL, it starts off very lightly on that topic and rather dives into English and Spanish history of the time as well as famous pirate and non-pirate figures.
This series has spawned some interest recently in the Read Every Day Challenge, and so I thought we might as well have our own thread to keep track of who is interested in reading, and maybe to also discuss the books.
This turned out to be more popular than I expected (yay ) so I’ve decided to go with one thread per volume to avoid too much confusion:
- Yay, I’m in!
- Keep me in the loop, but I won’t promise anything.
- I’m good, thank you.
- I’ve finished Volume 1
- I’ve finished Volume 2
- I’ve finished Volume 3
- I’ve finished Volume 4
- I’ve finished Volume 5
- I’ve finished Volume 6
- I’ve finished Volume 7
- I’ve finished Volume 8
- I’ve finished Volume 9
- I’ve finished Volume 10
Discussing anything is fine, be it about language questions, about the contents or about real historic events! Please state clearly which volume and chapter you’re referring to, and please hide spoilers. Also, don’t forget the forum etiquette, of course.
If you’re planning to buy the books on Bookwalker or Amazon and if you’re outside of Japan, you will need a VPN to buy them. Afterwards, you can download them to the app without the need for a VPN. I think you cannot read them in the browser without VPN, though. Please see the individual threads for direct links to the volumes.
The book mentions a lot of real (as far as we know ) historical figures and events. Here is a list of Wikipedia articles on them:
(Please be aware that if you want to go in 100% blind, this list will contain some spoilers for you)
Historical Figures, Events and Places
Please help sort them roughly in order of appearance
Battle of Lepanto - Wikipedia (they used a very different name for this in the book - please add it here if you encounter it)