The Queen's Hound

by ace arriande

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy Anti-Hero Lead Harem 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 | Dungeon

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.

 


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Table of Contents
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
[Vol. 1 pt. 19] The Pup and the Rat ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 20] Rubs, Scratches, and Evolutions ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 21] Rubs, Scratches, and Evolutions ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 22] Rubs, Scratches, and Evolutions ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 23] Rubs, Scratches, and Evolutions ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 24] Rubs, Scratches, and Evolutions ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 25] Rubs, Scratches, and Evolutions ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 26] Rubs, Scratches, and Evolutions ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 27] Rubs, Scratches, and Evolutions ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 28] Self-Preservation ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 29] Self-Preservation ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 30] Self-Preservation ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 31] Self-Preservation ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 32] Self-Preservation ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 33] Self-Preservation ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 34] Training, Sticks, and Skills ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 35] Training, Sticks, and Skills ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 36] Training, Sticks, and Skills ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 37] Training, Sticks, and Skills ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 38] Training, Sticks, and Skills ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 39] Training, Sticks, and Skills ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 40] Training, Sticks, and Skills ago
[Vol. 1 pt. 41] ago
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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.

 

 

 

 

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.)

Dave
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Reincarnation & that damned itch...

OA Legendary thief takes a job which proves to be his undoing. As a consolation prize, his soul has been captured and he has been reincarnated as his killer’s Cerberus.

Starting out as a level 1 Cursed Pup on the 5th lvl of the tower we watch as he copes with reincarnation, bones, bone thieves, earning skills, and how to cope with that damned itch behind your left ear.

A good book, humourous and intriguing, Plenty of rude language - so be warned if you can’t cope with swearing, and a smattering of sex and innuendo.

DrSupbro
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Hail To The (Bone) King!

Bow down for King Pup. Fluff boi goes on a big adventure in this action (and bone) packed story. 

The story revolves around a man who is turned into a puppy with a puppy's tendencies, and his battle to keep his manhood/pride in the face of ear scratches. 

Despite the comedic parts and the overall topic of the story, it is actually incredibly well written. The story does an amazing job at keeping the readers' attention through the whole chapter, describing action packed scenes, and giving any who read a good laugh. 

The chapters are moderately long and the plot is overall pretty solid. Nothing crazy but at the same time it isn't as if it's one of those 'mc roams not knowing what to do' stories. There is an objective and there are obstacles along the way that the mc has to overcome. 

Definitely worth a read, and I highly recommend rating this story 4-5 stars!

Argetsword
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The Queens Hound is a great story with a plot that could develop in multiple ways, as of chapter 24 I check this story for updates daily. The characters are quite developed with good personality defining characteristics but I would like some more backstory on why they act the way that they do. The grammar is quite lovely with sentences that are easy to understand and convey meaning.

One of my favorite story elements is evolution and I love how it is being handled here, no free handouts but the character actually working towards it. What I do find lacking are the questions on how some things work; elemental affinity, certain skills and when they are learned, adventurer rankings, a power scale for monsters, and how they compare to humans. But all of this comes with more chapters and as the story becomes more developed and fleshed out.

I do enjoy this story and would recommend it.

sir chicken
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Enjoyable to the max. I love the dog theme.

Juneau
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Good story but short repeating chapters.

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.

GaRbS
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Will King Pup ever get to bone a bitch?

I've only created this account to support this story in any way I can. It hasn't even been a week since I discovered this website, and I've got say that I'm impressed. I didn't expect to find a story as good as this one as my first, much less so one so unique that totally caters to my tastes.

The first good point I want to talk about this story is its grammar, I really can't say I recall ever seeing any glaring mistakes, errors or abominations, which I am very accustomed to doing when reading stories on the internet. The author actually knows how to write dialogues that are easy to follow without having to script them, unlike some other authors on this site.

Now, for the story, pretty great so far. It has advanced quite a bit since the MC first started, but it is still in the initial stages, so it's not like a lot of time skips have occurred or that the plot is unrecognizable from the way it was in the beginning. At the current time there are only about 3 main characters, the protagonist and his... two future love interests? But for now the story focuses mostly on the protagonist.

The themes of the story are pretty similar to that of many others "reincarnating into fantasy worlds with game-like mechanics, possibly as something else besides a human" stories and similar to them. For me, it stands out among them due to the fact that the MC is not a human from our world, but was reincarnated (as a dog, a pretty unique choice already) while already being part of a fantasy-game world. So he doesn't react, talk or think the way most of us would in his situation. And parting from the usual norm that is the power fantasy of a random Joe Shmoe.

The Queen's Hound really doesn't do the power fantasy angle, unlike bad stories like Re:Monster or Overlord. The MC is a literal underdog, he only has his past life's experiences, knowledge and skill. And by that I'm being literal, not talking about XP, game SKILLS or an encyclopedia in his brain. Other than that and a little blessing from the vampire queen who did this to him, the MC started as just a weak monster puppy that had to run for his life and scavenge. And while he's still a badass and has become a lot stronger, he's not going to be delivering one-sided stomps left and right to anything besides average adventurers or monsters.

Most of the important fights have been pretty dangerous for him, his life being really on the line. Which is normal, since he’s still a fragile puppy and any good strong hit can kill him pretty much instantly regardless of his HP, which is very realistic in my opinion (fuck you SAO). He’s probably not gonna stop walking the tightrope until he evolves for the first time.

Unlike most shitty gamer fics on FF.net, this story doesn’t bloat itself by vomiting numbers and descriptions of everything all the fucking time. Which has earned my eternal gratitude for it.

And most importantly, the thing that first made me want to actually read this story, the promise of hot vampire queen-on-dog puppy action. Sexual action, if you didn’t get it. And having read another of this author’s works, Ero Dungeon Evolution (which I totally recommend, BTW), I know he will not disappoint at least in that regard.

What more can I say? The MC is both really funny with his dog antics and witty monologues, he’s a badass without being an overpowered Gary Stu, and a cool rouge without being a cringy edgelord. I really can’t find a flaw in him as a character, even though he’s a bad person.

Go read or keep reading this story and please support this author on patreon for me, will you?  >:V

 

Spartanstoryteller
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Anyone who has already read an Ace Arriande book knows what he’s about and just like all the others this is high up my list of favorites on this site I can’t wait to read our intrepid King Pups next adventure (reviewed as of chapter 15)

Chaos_Seed
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Entertaining and Exciting!

This story takes an incredible look at the monster evolution genre, and it is one of the most entertaining books I have read so far on RR. The human changed into a monster has been used many times before, but not in this aspect where the human was turned into a monster BY someone to protect them in the end. 

The author's writing style allows the novel to flow very smoothly. His story is exceptionally easy to read. In many stories that I read in this site there are far too many details in between all the juicy bits that I end up skipping, because they're in the way of the story!, However, Ace does a great job in this one keeping these details to a minimum in order to keep the reader interested, and give them all the relevent information they need. I have yet to see a true infodump chapter that I skipped. 

There are a few small grammar mistakes, but not nearly as much as most other novels on this site. Honestly it isn't even words that the author has an issue with, it's just comma placement most of the time. It allows me to read unhindered and I thoroughly enjoy that. 

The story itself follows along a certain page and doesn't waver. I love the way that the author put in the MC's loss of control when someone calls him a "good boy", or gives him a nice belly rub! This really lets you get a look at the MC as an actual monster, instead of the human that the MC feels he is. 

Character score is kind of difficult to rate in this so far. You've really only met one character, the MC. The others JUST came into the story in the last few chapter. So far the new entries seemed well built, and to have their own personalities so it bodes well for the future of the story. 

All in all this is a fantastic story, and I look forward to future posts! I will update this as the stories moves along in chapters.