"I, One of Twelve Demon Lords, Hired an Elf as a Servant, but I'm too shy to say I like her." Review of Vol 1 and 2.
Story: The "Slave Elf" romance is just a sub-plot, it's actually one of those Let's-Save-The-World stories... The Church are Sorcerer hunters, brutally slaughtering any sorcerer they can find, until our Protagonist, who becomes loved and respected by men and woman alike, ends that long war to unite against a stronger enemy. A typical shounen story, enemies not being killed when defeated, no kissing or sex, and a protagonist with a "unique" power.
Art: The art if fine, illustrations
isn't a big part of Light Novels.
Characters: Honestly, it's typical rom-com characters. The Boy is too awkward to speak, so he acts cool without saying what he really wants. And The Girl is too shy to speak her mind. Of course we have the standard "dark hero" protagonist with a super-mega-awesome unique skill that makes him the strongest in the world. In other words, it's all very mainstream. To try and be different, there are many claims that in the past, the protagonist was evil-ish. He killed invaders / burglars, he didn't save people in danger etc. But that's always just people talking about the past, now the protagonist is like a typical hero of justice.
Overall, The romance is quite sweet and adorable, like teenagers that have yet become sexually mature. But there is nothing that makes this story unique. It feels like a light novel / manga fan wanted to try making a not-so-original story. The writing itself isn't bad, but it sure as hell ain't a romance story about a slave elf and her socially awkward master that it was said to be.
-+ Cute Romance (18 years old, blushing while holding hand)
- Loved-By-Everyone Protagonist
- "Slave Elf" in name only. At worst, she's a servant.
- The Church vs Sorcerer's war being dropped.
Did you like Naruto, where everyone becomes friends and live happily ever after? If so, you might enjoy this story. Me, I will probably find something else to read.