Volume 01


Akuma no Koumiryou or The Devil’s Spice is an original light novel written and illustrated by Kanda Hikaru and edited by Kyle Tolray.


Action, Comedy, Tragedy, Psychological, Cyberpunk, Quasi-Harem

Story Synopsis:

What does it mean to be fair?

Ageha, chef by day and cyborg assassin by night, kills to confirm his answer to that question.

After taking out one of the richest and most powerful men in Japan, he finds Kaika, the victim’s prodigy daughter, seeking him out, not for revenge, but for her own dangerous ambitions.

The deceptive and mischievous teen offers the young man a deal he cannot refuse.

Ageha needs to juggle restaurant kitchen politics, his own bloodlust, and his new moonlighting job.

Kaika has her hands full orchestrating corporate backchanneling while trying to keep a leash on her incredibly capable, perhaps too capable, new employee.

With life and death on the line, the dubious alliance between these two broken individuals leads to-


“Don’t spoil the meal! We haven’t even served the first course!”

Chapters: PDF / Wattpad

Chapter One: A Splash of Red

Chapter Two: Oil and Acid

Chapter Three: Emulsion

Chapter Four: Resting

Chapter Five: Blanched

Chapter Six: Breakage

Chapter Seven: Best Served Cold

Chapter Eight: Ripening

Chapter Nine: Merenda

Chapter Ten: Salt and Pepper

Chapter Eleven: Defrost

Chapter Twelve: Unveiling

Chapter Thirteen: Marination

Chapter Fourteen:  Flash Freeze

Chapter Fifteen: Boiling Point



Illustrations -Possible Spoilers-

Definition of Terms


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8 thoughts on “Volume 01

  1. fireutsie

    I’m really enjoying this. Will there be more soon? Is there a schedule or a place where we could sse the progress? I’m really excited to see what’s going to happen after that epilogue of volume 2.

    Thanks for your hard work.


    1. Kanda Hikaru Post author

      I’m glad you like it!

      I am currently working on volume 3. I am already at chapter 10, but the entire volume still has to go through a full edit before I start illustrating and uploading. Your idea on having a progress page sounds great. I will be making one later.


  2. gnod5

    I just found this last night and have already finished volume 1…I really hope that you will continue this series. There are many things I can compliment: the fleshed-out characters, the humor, the plot-twists, etc…, but most of all your writing style just matches what I’ve been looking for. You forced me to quickly become emotionally invested in the characters and did a brilliant job of conveying their inner turmoils. For example, that ending…pure perfection.
    As with fireutsie’s comment above, the only thing this blog is lacking is a progress/updates page. It assures readers that you are in good health and are continuing to write. There are few things scarier for readers than to become attached to a series only to realize that it may have been dropped.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kanda Hikaru Post author

      Thanks for reading!

      I actually made a progress page for volume 3 before, but I removed it once I started uploading the chapters one by one. I will add a new page for updates. Rest assured, I won’t be dropping this story.

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Kanda Hikaru Post author

      That said, dropping in from time to time to comment on stuff goes a long way in keeping my motivation and the work quality up. I hope you stick around til the end.

      Again, thanks for the kind words. It means a lot.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. gnod5

        I will! Oh and I would recommend making the page for updates the homepage, it makes it easier for readers already following you to access the new material.

        Liked by 1 person


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