How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Volume 9: Diablo marries Rem and gets all up in Rose’s titties

Our journey into the light novels of How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord resumes! We took a break for a little bit, but now I’ve purchased the next three volumes, which means this journey can begin once again! When we last left off Diablo had run off to go learn the ways of the sword from a cute little doggy-dwarf, ate a shit ton of fruit, but only after a busty AF dark elf gave him a tit-job. What wonders will await him in the next chapter? Well after the cut, let’s take a dive into volume 9!

Oh, and Rem gets possessed.

Something that is surprising, and will either end up good or bad, is how shorter the Demon Lord volumes are becoming. While the first handful of books where pretty meaty outings, over 200 to even 300 pages, the next three volumes are significantly shorter. With Volume 9 clocking in at 183, and the remaining barely scratching 170. While not a judgment on the quality of the story, I do have to wonder if it is because the author is streamlining much of what happens, or is just focused the central story arcs now that most of the world building has finished.

Either way, volume 9 picks the story where we left off, and instead of the mini stories of the last outing, we are back to full plot (and PLOT). With the demon lord Modinaram invading Faltra, everyone is rushing to defend their home and Diablo is no exception. Swords are drawn, spells are flung, and action is had as most of this ninth volume concerns the battle. Thankfully said battle is the one-sided Diablo smackdown we’ve come to expect, I mean it is, but before that, many other characters get involved. Klem, the cookie loving loli gets more than her fair share of shots in. Defender of ladies Emile continues to be annoying, and even Laminitus from the big previous arc shows up. It is a climatic way to end the story, and I’m glad to see that previous arc characters aren’t just abandoned, especially Klem because she is still a member of the central cast.

Klem finally gets to do something aside from chowing down on biscuits and it’s quite fun.

This also extends to the lead cast and we see the relationship between Rem and Diablo continue to develop. Out of the three main characters, Rem and her relationship to Diablo have always had the most in depth back and forth, as her tsundere nature clashes against Shera’s ‘down for anything’ attitude. While she is just as eager and even horny for Diablo, a combination of pride and embarrassment prevents her from doing so, unless they are alone. The clash with Modinaram continues the sub-plot of the remaining traces of Krebskulum’s power helps bring this to the for front, and when Diablo ends up proposing to Rem, it helps her see that she really is indeed loved and cherished by him. It’s a cute little scene, and one that is expanded on in an interesting way in the later volumes, so don’t expect that marriage point to be forgotten.

This goes in an interesting and unexpected direction, so I look forward to that.

Of course, as this is Demon Lord, we wouldn’t be complete without a few ecchi scenes, and volume 9 has a great on with Rose. Everyone’s favorite magmatic maid gets a great sexy little moment as Diablo has to ‘inject’ magic into her, which means it is time to play with the girls. It’s a fun scene, accompanied by some stellar art, but it is also fun to see Diablo slowly getting more and more into it. While he is still the socially awkward NEET with zero conversational skills (unless he’s roleplaying), it is clear that being constantly shoved into erotic situations is having an affect on him, and he’s becoming more comfortable. I only hope that Demon Lord continues to up the ante with the ecchi and we get to a few more bases before all is said and done.

Only a handful of titty can keep YOU healthy!

Volume 9 of How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord is a smaller, but just as enjoyable chapter in what has always been a fun and disposable series. A brisk read as always, the story is back on track after the filler-like previous volume, and I am interested in seeing where things go next. These posts have never been the most in-depth or ‘meaty’ ones on the blog, but I still like doing them, and I hope you’ll join me as this journey continues!

This’ll end up being a blue-ball, but hey, the dresses are sexy.

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