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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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
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monoliith
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Alright. This is funny as shit.

Funny as shit. 
WAG THAT TAIL BOY, WAG IT.

DoubleKusanagi
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This is one of the great ones. I haven't been this entertained since Re:Hamster. I bow down to the great King Pup!

Mumbles
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Love this book! The story is good, the main charartar has depth. So happy it’s a puppy not a human (humans are boring and lame) will be comtinueing to fallow on rolay road hoping for a paperback some day... and maybe a audiobook? (Just the hopful thinking of a fan though) any way if your reading this and thinking of reading this book you should definitely read the book!

KoboldPatrol
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Lighthearted tale of a human turned puppy

(as of chapter 41)

'The Queen's Hound' tells the story of a legendary thief that meets his end when stealing from a vampire queen and is turned into a little doggy in a big dungeon. Outmatched, he has to fight (and flee) to survive, getting some basic skills and levels in the process. Will he find the place where bones and belly scratches flow?

Style: The story is told in first-person limited style by the dog. The word choice is good with a smooth flow of the story and the descriptions are rich.

Story: This is one of the "human in a monster's body" stories, albeit a cute one. It started with a short period of adaptation to the new body, but from there the protagonist quickly used his human intellect to reach his first advancements. But getting to those is not easy as the monsters in the dungeon are much stronger than a puppy.

Grammar: Very good, I found almost no errors!

Characters: Our protagonist is a bit torn between his human memories and his canine instincts, e.g. his thinking about bodily pleasures alternates between carnal encounters with attractive women and being scratched on his belly. This is described very well. As it is rather early in the story there hasn't been much character development yet but we can already see that the dog has a multifaceted personality. The human(oid) characters are a bit bland but then we haven't seen much of them, they act a little more stupid than they should in a dungeon.

This is a story that makes you read with a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart.

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.

zmikez
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No complaints on Grammar. The characters are slowly being fleshed out. The style and story are just so entertaining. The elf is a little weird but if it can be explained by a racial characteristic I guess it can get a pass, depends on how it plays out.

 

(up to ch. 45)

ultragunner
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Amazing. Truly King Pup deserves more followers along his journey to Bonetopia.

 Just a warning though. The story is definately mature in rating. Dont let King Pup fool you into thinking this is cutesy story.

Grammar is pretty good (though you left darkvision on the early chapters before he got the skill)

 

Plot is amazing. Simple and engaging, yet leaves open much possibilities and teases of a world as wide and colorful as Threadbare (best similar fic here I can think of)

 

Characterwise, King Pup is best pup. Other characters pending.

Notsae
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Good shit, mate. Good shit. King Pup will slaughter all who oppose him and gnaw their bones!

Chabu
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Good start to a pretty funny and engaging story.

Now with 100% more bones!

Booknerd
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Great story with Little to no grammar errors that detract from immersion. I read through the story do quickly that I'm honestly quite sad atm that I have run out of track. To summarize this is a well done monster ,same world, reancarnation with well done characters and an interesting main. Looking forward to see what is next for king pup. Chapter 64 as of now