Shadow Slave
Shadow Slave

Shadow Slave

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280 Chapters 1.24M Views 3.54K Bookmarked Ongoing Status

Shadow Slave novel is a popular light novel covering Fantasy, Action, and Adventure genres. Written by the Author Guiltythree. 280 chapters have been translated and translations of other chapters are in progress.

Summary

Growing up in poverty, Sunny never expected anything good from life. However, even he did not anticipate being chosen by the Nightmare Spell and becoming one of the Awakened - an elite group of people gifted with supernatural powers. Transported into a ruined magical world, he found himself facing against terrible monsters - and other Awakened - in a deadly battle of survival.
What's worse, the divine power he received happened to possess a small, but potentially fatal side effect...

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  • UncolouredVv
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    Clear conscious and guilty conscious Author has a good naming sense

    27 mins ago 0 Likes
  • Raystarry
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    Somehow I am proud to see the treasures before they go up the Ranks The same thing happened with `The Authors POV´ I found both this and the former when their rank was not even in the 50ths at least one thing to be proud of

    2 hours ago 0 Likes
    • UncolouredVv
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      Pls don't compare author's pov with this. Shadow slave is filled with creativity But author's pov looks like a mixbreed between many anime and manga, I can see Pandora heart,zetsuen no tempest and many more... simply tapov lacks the creativity and author can't really express characters emotions and beliefs so it's far from reality of the world but that's not a problem because he's still inexperienced, but the problem lies in the fact that he tries to give his work a psychological hue. I'm not saying that it's not good but it's definitely not a treasure but this one has the potential to be one, because it has unlimited possibility for development. But still, potential is just potential, and if you think this two are treasures then you don't have any idea what a treasure looks like.But it's not your fault because in this site,no in all other wn sites too, you will only find fan service based trash so some decent novel look like treasure to you, well, ignorance can be a blessing too

      19 secs ago 0 Likes
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  • hRintama
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    Continuation to the continuation of my previous commentSpoiler Alert(this part is completely my delusion that I wanna see be fulfilled) I feel like somehow, Fight with gunulog or wutever may not be the main show. Like, no matter the hype. It will be short. Its a bit far-fetched but I wanna see Sunny, Caster, And Nephis clash with each other if possible. Moreover, Isn't the idea of caster, sunny, and neph arguing while fighting gunu-whatever-i-don't-like-that-pos' minions or himself would be really fkin cool or funny(depending on how Author does that) Tho, this is all my delusions. Thanks for coming to my Ted talk, Sincerely NephisXSunless shipper!

    4 hours ago 0 Likes
  • hRintama
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    continuation to my previous commentSpoiler AlertSo, My guess is that Caster's fam may have been responsible for Neph's fam's downfall Or played a part in it Or stole Neph's resources after the family's heads died. Caster's family might have been preparing caster since a young age as a weapon to deal with Neph. that's why among all legacies, Caster is way too knowledgeable and tries to get way too close with Neph. Imagine wut other motive he has to get excessively close to a girl from a fallen clan? Respecting their glory? Caster pretty much only cares about his fam and himself. Maybe his frnds a little too. But, His character has never been naive nor straightforward enough to have such aspirations. Like when he tried to get Sunny's favour by manipulating Sunny(who was at a mentally unstable point), Caster is a real calculative bastard.

    4 hours ago 0 Likes
    • Bergburg
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      Spoiler AlertI think that if that ends up being an actual part of the plot, it will be good for the Sunless x Nephis ship. Her reason for hating the spell and going somewhat insane is because of her mom becoming a hollow (was that the term?) and presumably, something to do with her other fam as well. If she found out that Caster has something to do w/ that, that would be a great set up for the ship. After finding out, she would feel lost and betrayed because that means most of her life goal was made on false premises. Nephis wouldd be pissed at Castor for obvious reasons and the author has been setting up a Sunless v. Castor fight which would do a lot for their relationship in this situation

      14 mins ago 0 Likes
    • empty0
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      Spoiler AlertBut if Caster's family has some involvement in the downfall of Nephis' family, then why is she so obsessed with destroying the Nightmare Spell? Also, Nephis' family was very strong and respected, they would certainly have many contacts with other powerful families, it's very hard to believe that they were destroyed by Earth humans.

      3 hours ago 1 Likes
    • Bergburg
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      If I remember correctly, her mom died in that world so her body is comatose irl. Thats why she hates the spell. Im sure theres more context related to her other family or those three names she had him say earlier in the soul tree part of the arc.

      6 mins ago 0 Likes
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  • hRintama
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    Spoiler AlertHmm, ch 280... YUP, i freaking called it. Sunless wont wear that mask any time soon. His entire narrative in the forgotten shore has been made with just truths. That means, If he were to just lie; A child could discern his ulterior motives. But whats even more interesting is the damn fact that Sunny Vs. Caster has been hinted at! From this author's past hints, Most battles have come true. Especially since Sunny and Caster are the exact opposites, I really want to see whether the author will kill him off or not. Like, Ik for sure caster gonna get his ass beaten. But still, Would love to see him be Sunny's rival and a proper antagonist if necessary. (Since neph and sunny will eventually resolve their differences) Now, Wut is caster hiding? ik for sure its gotta do something with Neph's fam and his fam. Neph's fam's fall hasn't been specifically clarified yet but caster seems way too knowledgeable about it(while most other legacies dunno jackshit)

    4 hours ago 0 Likes
    • Shamar
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      My guess Spoiler AlertIs that the mask will be used by sunny to create another persona where he could demonstrate his power without revealing that sunny is really able and powerful. It’s like he’ll become some antihero protagonist while using the mask and then sunny strength will be hidden so is his true name. I do like(all hail) sunnyxnephis ship but i hope not too early let them develop their characters first -a fellow theory theory no mi eater

      3 hours ago 3 Likes
    • empty0
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      First we need Sunny and Nefis to solve their problems soon, this tension between them makes me anxious

      2 hours ago 0 Likes
    • Shamar
      Reader

      But admit it or not those tension and every time they will talk with hidden meaning behind their words makes you long for them more

      2 hours ago 1 Likes
    • empty0
      Reader

      yes, there is no denying it. You know what else? I would like the two to come together in the third nightmare to complete it, just the two. This would be fun and a great development in their relationship, it would deepen their bonds and their trust would be re-established, maybe they could even share some of their secrets. Unfortunately the chances of that happening are slim.

      an hour ago 1 Likes
    • Naaxir
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      But seeing how long just the first nightmare is it's gonna take 1000 chapter before we can see that

      an hour ago 0 Likes
    • empty0
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      remember they are not common Sleepers, none of them. Everyone has a lot more experience, strength and intelligence to deal with the next Nightmares, so it may not take long but who knows...

      an hour ago 0 Likes
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  • lnwUser78765
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    its constantly hinted throughout the story that nephis Spoiler Alert has a divine aspectyet i know thats basically impossible because sure she has a good aspect but it doesnt follow the same rules as sunny's.

    7 hours ago 1 Likes
    • Shamar
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      I can’t find or maybe i just assume it? Sorry i really thought i’ve read something like that

      2 hours ago 0 Likes
    • empty0
      Reader

      Spoiler Alertno you're right, she actually mentioned that she had a great affinity with divinity, naturally her aspect is divine.

      59 mins ago 0 Likes
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  • EMPYRE
    Reader

    Hey guys I’m on ch187 and idk what it is but I really ship sunless and nephis do y’all think they will ever be in a relationship? I know right now they don’t trust each other but maybe someone later in the novel will share some thoughts? Psa: I know it’s stupid to think there would be any romance in this novel but a man can hop

    Edited: 04 Jul, 06:03
    9 hours ago 5 Likes
    • lnwUser96637
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      I hope not. That seems like the easy answer though. This author likes to play around a bit and the portrayal of characters seems a bit more mature than the usual WN. It could go either way and the author has said Spoiler Alertit wont be harem but it's likely Sunny will have multiple different relationships through out the story.

      2 hours ago 0 Likes
    • Shamar
      Reader

      I think there will be romance, but i hope they mature more in their characters before they realize it themselves. Also i have a guess that if sunny realize that he has even a slight liking to nephis his flaw would make it funny for the best but cringy if if worst i hope the best haha

      5 hours ago 2 Likes
    • lnwUser78765
      Reader

      nephis is too insane for my liking.

      7 hours ago 1 Likes
    • empty0
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      well, at least she's strong, smart, and not a useless one Sunny has to protect.

      5 hours ago 2 Likes
    • DripDripDrip
      Reader

      Spoiler Alert So I’m all caught up and while there seemed to be some romance between the two after they get to the castle island. Sunny completely loses his trust for Nephis and now their stuck with a half broken friendship and it’s hard to say. Honestly I think that they might get closer when they return to the human realm but until then I’m gonna guarantee that their won’t be any substantial romance between the two.

      7 hours ago 1 Likes
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  • hRintama
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    continuation to the continuation of my previous commentSpoiler AlertSince, guard accepted something to do with darkness and someone with Weaver's mask was found locked in the cathedral, meaning Stone saint's side was probably with the Weaver or Unknown. The Fallen guard's side was with the gods or spell as they are the ones who have been deemed as the enemy of the Unknown. Finally, That means sooner or later Sunny will have to pick a side. Considering he has the weaver's mask and the fact that He is the future lover/slave of Nephis(who we know is dead set on destroying the Spell, and spell sides with gods) The ending will retain Sunny and Nephis destroying the shit out of Spell, Killing Gods, either inheriting the powers of Unknown and Weaver(I believe Sunny will inherit weaver and Nephis is somehow connected to unknown) as author once said at the end, Sunny will be a monster but he wont be the strongest. so he needs to rely on his deceit to win till the end.

    Edited: 04 Jul, 01:42
    13 hours ago 3 Likes
    • Naaxir
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      Spoiler AlertWasn't it hinted somewhere that spell might've come from weaver. And since sunless has weaver legacy and mask, on the other side neph wants to destroy spell, i think at the end those two will face each other, not like arch enemy, but at least once there will be confrontation but untill the tipping point they will maintain there current dynamic of there relationship. And maybe after that they will come to a conclusion of their relationship, as author said the romance in this will be very slow. And one is shadow other is light, so even if at the end they resolve their issues, just by their aspect a clash between them is much deserved.

      Edited: 04 Jul, 02:01
      4 hours ago 2 Likes
    • hRintama
      Reader

      Spoiler Alerti may have forgotten that detail, But yes. that ending too is plausible. But, I have this feeling; Neph and Sunny will have their romance talk in two scenarios. Romance talk is basically sunny accepting the fact that He trusts Neph enough that he would basically give his life for her & vice versa maybe? Tho, At this point; Author has hinted that Sunny will tell Nephi his true name at the temple from first chapters where he got it. So, that could happen either before the final fight(as romance is slow so it will be confirmed very late but basically before the final arc starts) Or, after the final fight. My guess is that it will be before; And your idea suggests it will be right before the final fight or after. which I believe is right before since, Sunny will get power up from finding a master. So, would make more sense to be right before boss fight

      4 hours ago 1 Likes
    • _HeavenlyDemon
      Reader

      Spoiler AlertSomeone's ate the theory theory no mi.

      12 hours ago 4 Likes
    • hRintama
      Reader

      haha, theory theory no mi, I like that... But this novel's world is truly the first one to make me so involved in it. the subtle hints the author has left, Leave so many possibilities for the future where He can make a world mixed with politics, power, and chunni shit. which I am more than grateful for!

      10 hours ago 3 Likes
    • PokaSiN
      Reader

      U r right. There are not much worldbuilding in other novels u can involve to as much as in this one. But there are gems out there too...^^

      5 hours ago 1 Likes
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  • SeijiRyuto
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    Spoiler AlertHey look, Sunny getting a mask that fixes what makes his entire character interesting in the first place. A swindler that can't lie Now that he can't tell the truth, we now have the return of chapter 1-5 Sunny.

    13 hours ago 1 Likes
    • Shamar
      Reader

      Spoiler AlertIt just a guess but i think sunny will create a different kind/side of himself with the help if the mask. This time he can go all out without revealing that he really is strong. With how the author writes characters I believe we can expect more from this mask

      5 hours ago 0 Likes
    • _HeavenlyDemon
      Reader

      Spoiler AlertIf you are so displeased stop reading.

      12 hours ago 1 Likes
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  • hRintama
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    continuation to my prev commentSpoiler AlertKai and Effie, they are wild cards. I feel like he might kill off Effie. No particular reason but I just feel like the author will do it. However, what I also wanna talk about is the stone saint. At this point, We can guess that Unknown or Weaver came to the forgotten shore. If I remember correctly, the first child of either of them created the civilization or at least the stone people. Since Sunny has hinted that the cathedral actually belonged to the cult of the either. I think that the ancient civilization was split in two. One was the stone saint's side, The side which was the right one. The next is the fallen devil guard's side. Who accepted something and betrayed the good side. That's why she looks at others with disdain. Moreover, The evolution means that Stone saint will integrate that "Something" into her powers.

    Edited: 04 Jul, 01:42
    13 hours ago 1 Likes
    • Shamar
      Reader

      It’s more like the stone saint wanted something from the devil knight 🤔

      Edited: 04 Jul, 01:03
      5 hours ago 1 Likes
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