The Queen's Hound

by Ace Arriande

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy Anti-Hero Lead Dungeon Harem High Fantasy LitRPG Magic Male Lead Non-Human lead Reincarnation Slice of Life Strategy Strong Lead
Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Profanity
  • Sexual Content

Other Tags: Monster Evolution

The thief was confident that it would be another heist like any other. Steal the mark, get paid, retire, gamble away any money not spent at brothels, and come out of retirement. Again. That was how it was supposed to go. Only, the woman he was stealing from was a noble vampire, and he wasn't expecting to get killed and reincarnated as a puppy. Now, left in the underground dungeon floors of the city's tower, the infamous thief must adapt to his four-legged and fluffier life and quickly if he doesn't want to get turned into a snack by monsters several times his size.

To make matters even more difficult for him, he finds himself bound by a curse to not only hunt and devour the strong but to evolve and become his killer's cerberus. Though, none of these struggles are as difficult as the itch behind his ear that just won't go away.

 


Cover artwork done by ErosPanda, and the full-sized image can be viewed here!

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Chapter Name Release Date
[Vol. 1 pt. 1] A Failed Job and a New Life ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 2] Bones are Love; Bones are Life ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 3] Bones are Love; Bones are Life ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 4] Bones are Love; Bones are Life ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 5] Bones are Love; Bones are Life ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 6] Bones are Love; Bones are Life ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 7] Eating Greens ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 8] Eating Greens ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 9] Eating Greens ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 10] Eating Greens ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 11] Eating Greens ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 12] Eating Greens ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 13] Eating Greens ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 14] The Pup and the Rat ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 15] The Pup and the Rat ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 16] The Pup and the Rat ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 17] The Pup and the Rat ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 18] The Pup and the Rat ago
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[Vol. 1 pt. 20] Rubs, Scratches, and Evolutions ago
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yeangster
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Promising and frustrating

 

 The writing is great, the characters are good, and the story is promising. What's frustrating is that as of chapter 41, the story keeps teasing King Pup's first evolution (I was going to try and turn this into a double entendre or sex joke, but why bother) but hasn't made any substantive progress in that direction.

I haven't paid anything, so I guess I don't have any right to complain, but I can imagine how people who supported the author on Patreon to read 20 chapters ahead must have felt. After reading chapter 20, they just couldn't wait to read ahead and finally see the evolution, so they go to Patreon, pay up, and read ahead... and find basically no progress in that direction.

It really leaves you with a giant case of blue balls.

I guess I couldn't resist.

 

quick review update after chapter 47: The pacing still really bad even if the author promises things will improve when he transitions to longer chapters. Still it seems like pretty much the same chapter for the last ~30 chapters. Just ad nauseum annoying itneractions bewtween Elanah and King Pup.

Update as of Volume 2, chapter 9:

The pacing improved when the author switched from daily to weekly releases, for like five or 6 weeks.

Now it’s even worse. The word count padding on this and his other popular story is pretty egregious.

Distophic
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The grammar is really good, easily the best part of this novel for me. The story is... fine, i guess? A dude dies and gets reincarnated as an animal/monster. It's pretty cliche but not terrible.

Ace has a serious issue with his fetish for monster girls. I'm partially convinced the reason Ace has the mc go with whatever the vampire wants even though he knows he probably shouldn't is because it's a big tittied non-human.

The mc is a dog which Ace definitely gets some mileage out of with an overwhelming amount of puns and bone jokes. As for his actual character though, it says he was a thief for over 10 years and was very cautious but he usually doesn't act like it. Even in the prologue he gets killed by the vampire not because he was unable but because he was dumb and didn't make sure to finish her off (always double tap kids). He even comments and says basically the same thing.

Then there's the annoying elf girl. She constantly "misunderstands" the mc at her own convenience (which is also commented on). If you've ever watched an anime you know why this is a cardinal sin and should never be used ever.

In conclusion it's not terrible but it definitely doesn't deserve the cascade of meaningless 5 stars it gets. It's a problem that plagues the whole site and not just this novel.

 

Note: I will almost certainly never rewrite this review in it's entirety because that would require me to read the story again and I'm not doing that. If you enjoy this story that's cool, good on you but don't leave a worthless 5 star review. If you don't have anything worthwhile to say don't say anything. That's not to say you should only shit on something but at least put in some effort instead writing some cookie cutter "it's great, i binged it, you should read it" bullshit.

dannyuicha
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Originally I started reading for the whole S Rank Adventurer(which honestly isn't that convincing but also not too integral to the plot) reincarnating into a cerebus to loyally be a perverted toy for a totally hot vampire + plot. Then I found out that there would be no boning but MC's character is pretty humorous and skilled I must say. Skill lists are extremely tedious to read through but MC uses his limited skillset very well - has too much influence from the puppy despite how little of the soul was absorbed, but everything was okay. The MC gains some weird allies but is still loyal to the vamp and he's still as stubborn as the day he was born despite being influenced by the belly rubs. 

I could empathize with MC's frustrations over too much pup vs man feelings until his status changed to display "Woofen". Call me crazy but as agonizing as the evolution wait was, King Pup is what I wanted to finally finally hear. I fully espected the MC to finally set the crazy girl straight especially given the overwhelming favor of the poll to keep King Pup but I was solely disappointed. Coupled with the oddly sappy and no long merciless and wise vampire's change of heart, I'm officially dropping an isekai I really had hopes for. 

Kronos Tizilious
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Fear him, for he is King Pup!

I've read ahead on Patreon. RIP RE:WAN.

 

 

This time Ace has decided to make his love of dogs the focus of the story and spread their obvious superiority over ca- kidding. The Queen's Hound is a LitRPG story about a man who took a job slightly above his pay grade and got involved in something he couldn't have ever expected. As always with Ace's stories, the grammar is almost spotless and if any mistakes are there they aren't noticeable/jarring. There hasn't been that many characters so far but they're up to par with his usual character personality and interaction. The story isn't readily shown yet but I know there is an interesting and captivating plot that's planned. The style is more simplistic than EDE when it comes to tables, but it brings a sort of refreshing air to the story with easy to follow bonuses. 

I expect given the warning and Ace's tendency there will be sexual content so you have your warning. All in all, I'm really happy with the lighthearted doggy dungeon action. It's a solid read that I 100% recommend so far, interested in seeing everyone's reactions.

 

 

 

 

Juneau
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Good story but short repeating chapters. Story stalled later in.

Reviewed at: [Vol. 3 pt. 17]

This story has the potential to be great, the plot and characters are great fun. All hail King Pup. However the chapters are terribly short and often seem to be repetative of content. Equally each "chapter" is more like a part of the overall chapter as you would expect in a normal book which leaves you with a constant cliff hanger and not in a good way. It would imho, make better sense to realse full chapters as opposed to lots of smaller sections.

 

Having stuck with it, the story has massively stalled, the MC has regressed to a pre pubescent teenager, and were bordering beastiality.

 

The fetish has well and truely overtaken the plot which has lost it's way.

Jaksterzoo
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Not trying to give a bad score. Here is my opinion on the novel as a whole. 

The grammar is good, the main character is interesting enough to have almost anyone start reading, and the storyline is understandable. Also, no major plot holes that I have seen. The only thing I dislike (and why this novel got a 3 1/2) is due to the randomness. A vampire that seems to always 'love' chocolate when the MC said the same thing. That's alright, but it felt 1/2 of the whole conversation was only about her diet and chocolate. Not only that but sometimes the MC makes a rational decision and doesn't have it thoroughly explained, but then he makes a decision and the author went over why he made the decision (repetitive information too) for almost half of the chapter. Basically, the narrator is telling us he always runs from fights unless he is 100% sure he can win without injury but throughout the whole novel there is little to prove this point. The only time he ever really ran was when it was 'your going to die if you fight' type of thing or when he was seriously outclassed. When he did realize that maybe he couldn't fight something, that is when he should have ran if we go about him being a good theif class. All theifs (good ones) usually have backup plans but a very strong and smart one backed himself into holes several times and just didn't act like a thief at all. 'I lived as a thief for over 10 years but was a pup for less than a month, so I'll act only like a pup' doesn't cut it. Basically, the story deviates from expectation and the character is hard to get a read on due to contrasting information. Everything else is okay though.

rusticsoldier
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I had a hard time with this story. The premise of the story was, a burglary gone bad. Now the mc.. is a puppy.  Okay weird but interesting concept.  However the mc who  is a puppy in this second life is extremly fixated on tits.  When he gets to evolution chains. He looks at the evolutions and follows the advice of the person who killed him and stuck his soul into a puppy. With the end goal to be a bigger dog a Cerberus. Sure it is a legendary animal. But as much as the mc thinks about sex. His end goal is to be a big dog. Not turning into a man or something that can at least get with girls.  Not only that he needs to follow the demonic route to get to that point.. when their is a magical route that does not need him to go down that route.. the mc personal choice with out the advice from his killer. Is equally worthless. But at least slightly makes sense in a really dumb way.  Familiarity. He used to be a thief. Shadow dog kinda makes sense. But honestly is still and insanely dumb choice.  I started to read this and stopped this is my second time. Hoping my mood would be better after a while.. it is still bad. 

 

Okay other than the fact the story makes no sense. The mc is idiotic. The actual work done in this fiction is actually pretty impressive. The surrounding world building. Is like silver powder surround a giant turd. Extremly worthwhile if only you didnt have to read about the mc and his choices. 

MeatyMinkMilk
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A cast of traumatic backstories.

Reviewed at: [Vol. 2 pt. 24]

Every character, and their mother, has some sort of absurdly traumatic backstory which they never got over, and frankly, I can't say they have much else.

The main character is a gruff, seen-it-all, obviously desensitized anti-hero, but apparently still breaks down emotionally like a teenager.

Then you have the MC making bone jokes, acting like a general retard, and overall be dumb inside a dungeon. All added with girls with unresolved sexual tension toward him.

The last thing would have been fine on its own. Mixed with the others, it's a cacophony of cringe.

Imagine reading Sword Art Online, with every character's backstory written by a cringey GRR Martin, then made into erotic fiction, and then rewritten into fanfiction by a 16 year old who just want to fill everything with angst and "foreshadowing".

Wishes
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loved it, great start of he story. Now I'm starting to remember why I hate the rest of your stuff. Damn justice warrior and stupid japanese like explanations will start appearing alog with damsels in distress where illogicaly only Mc can and will help. . . 

Dogface2016
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This is an awful story for quite the simple reason. It doesn't have any cats, like at all. Everyone knows that all great stories starts with a cat, thus it is quite dissapointing that this story doesn't have one. Honestly just replace the filthy mutt with a glorious cat and the story would probably be in the hall of fame for stories(is there even a hall of fame for that?). The dog isn't even a golden retriever, like wtf.

Anyway dont read it doesn't have cats in it.(would change the review to and adv. One, once i spot a cat.)