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Literature / Nocte Yin

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"I am not evil. [...] I am a Yin, but I am not evil, or vile or wretched. It is a shame that you automatically stereotype against us. Just because I'm a Yin, Lit Sek is an orc and Kardama is wearing a dark cloak, it does not mean we are evil. In fact, we are the very opposite at the moment."
Nocte Yin (Book 4, Chapter 7)

Nocte Yin is a Fantasy series by Zhen Xue Qing. It follows the life of the exasperated Nocte, whose family is one of Erisire’s most prominent villain clans. In the first book, she's sent to Evil Academy to learn how to follow in her parents' footsteps.


There is just one problem: Nocte doesn't want to be evil.

Despite this, she ends up adventuring and collecting several friends and Friendly Enemies, on both sides of the law.

The series currently consists of five books, two companion short stories, and a prequel:

  1. Nocte Yin (2006)
  2. Nocte Yin: How to be Evil 101 (2006)
  3. Nocte Yin: Confessions of a Villian-in-the-Making (2006)
  4. Nocte Yin: A Hero Wannabe? (2007)
  5. Nocte Yin: Anti-Villain, Anti-Hero and Anti-Everything Else (2008-Ongoing, Probably Dead)
  6. Your Lady Yin (2010)
  7. The Boy Emperor and His Labyrinth (2010)
  8. 13|thirteen (2012-Dead)


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