Deep within the palace’s walls lives the secluded and mysterious Raven Consort. Some say she is an old woman, while others claim she is young and beautiful. What all stories agree upon is that she has the power to exorcise spirits, lay fatal curses, and find lost objects–for a price. When the young emperor arrives at the door of the Raven Consort seeking magical assistance, his request could shake up the palace…or perhaps even the entire kingdom.
후궁 깊은 곳에는 비 신분이면서 왕과 동침하지 않는 ‘오비(烏妃)’라 불리는 특별한 비가 살고 있다. 그 모습을 본 자들 중에서는 노파라고 하는 자도 있었고, 소녀였다고 하는 자도 있었다. 오비는 신기한 술법을 쓰며 주살(呪殺)부터 시작해 사라진 물건을 찾는 일까지 무슨 일이든 다 받아들인다고 한다──. 당대의 황제 고준(高峻)은 어떤 의뢰를 하기 위해 오비가 있는 곳으로 찾아간다. 그 만남이 역사를 뒤흔드는 금기가 될 줄은 상상도 하지 못한 채.
누구나 다 아는 ‘그녀’의, 아무도 모르는 정체.
Schedule (Note: all percentages/page numbers given are for the JP version; please contact me if you wish to provide information for the KR version)
The book is supposed to have 320 pages, though? Also 28/320 (or 315) is approx 9% and 48 corresponds to 15%… so it doesn’t line up at all
Edit: Ah, but my ebook agrees with those percentages (almost 9% and 15%), so the table might be wrong
Edit2: The difference decreases over time (next two are 20 and 26 for me, so just +1) and eventually disappears, though.
This would have us end the week of March 18. If we want to increase the page count, unless someone can recommend different/better breakpoints (sorry, I don’t own the book), the page count is going to increase to about 40/week, more or less consistently.
The two numbers we have so far are page 22-24 (i.e. 7%) and page 28. I think 28 is correct based on the numbers I see, but since there are a bunch of pages without relevant text at the beginning (e.g., the 目次), it’s probably something like 23 pages of text.
I can’t really tell for the other breaks at this point. That being said, @henhen numbers would mean 18 pages for week 3, not 26
I’ll update that as well to give a more accurate view.
Honestly the lower page counts for this book might work out, since it’s higher-leveled. That, and unless we go with different page breaks, the page count is going to jump dramatically and probably exclude quite a few people.
I also think having a somewhat low page count may be better. It can allow people to catch up, too, if they start late.
If anything, I’d make the first week even shorter (there’s another break earlier) but that would mess up with the second week…
I guess a lot of new words will repeat again and again so I hope the problem with vocabulary won’t go further than the earlier weeks, once we get used to the specialized vocab.
Anyway here is the jpdb link, I hope it helps!
Sorry for the utter lack of any useful information on my end; I’ll be filling that in tomorrow. We’ll be going with the 12-week schedule based off of @Biblio and @henhen’s numbers, and will change if needed.
So I was reading about different book awards in Japan when I realized this LN is the winner of the 22nd Sense of gender awards.
Nothing more to add, just a bit of information I thought I’d share in case anyone is interested in gender and/or awards.