光の道 : Refraction

It is a constant struggle to distinguish black from white – in a world where there are only myriads of shades
光の道: Refraction, hikari no michi — is an urban fantasy web novel, inspired by Japanese pop culture. This story about modern magic can appeal to not only ranobe lovers, but also those who appreciate fantasy of mixed genres.

Thoroughly crafted hard magic system, integrated into slightly futuristic world of New Tokyo.
Fast-paced action story for young adults, both entertaining and thought-provoking.
Each volume is illustarted by color and b/w pictures in manga style.
Artist: Chu Chuguy.

Contemporary Arcane

Deep Narrative

Original Art

Городское фентези
Ранобэ на русском
Манга на русском
English version is currenly being self-published: Royal Road, Tapas, Webnovel
For Russian please check here

Where to Read

Преломление: Черное и белое
"Refraction: prologue" is a one-shot promotional webtoon created by Chu Chuguy for the light novel: click on the image to read for free!

Also available on Tapas

Russian version

Check out the webtoon!

Iris Elle
irisielle.ranobe@gmail.com
About the Author
Hello! I am a gamedev project manager, a qualified translator/linguist and just a mahou shoujo. I live in Minsk, Belarus, but my soul is somewhere between England and Japan. I travel a lot and learn new languages to explore how they influence our mindset.

I love urban fantasy because our real life seems too boring. Once I asked myself "What if mages actually existed in our modern world?" and the setting of New Tokyo was born.

I am happy to share this world with you!