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~Newest Chapter: String of Stardust, N/A~

~Last Update: January 27th, 2023~

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     Beloved Chronicles is a literary romantic fantasy webnovel series following a pair of reincarnating lovers and an imprisoned goddess in a centuries-spanning journey of love and loss, told with lyrical prose and a soft, bittersweet atmosphere.

     Inspired by a myriad of sources ranging from vintage shoujo manga, classic literature, world history, Sound Horizon, Studio Ghibli movies, among other things—this is a passion project which I’ve worked on, in some form, since early 2010. Currently the series is on its first installment, String of Stardust.

     The paperback for String of Stardust: Volume One can currently be ordered at [Barnes & Noble], or you can read it online below.

     Please note that Beloved Chronicles contains mature content that may not be suitable for younger readers. A detailed list of content warnings can be found [here].


~Beloved ✧ Part 1~

༻String of Stardust༺

     Despite her status as a noblewoman, Suzette always dreamt of becoming a baker; however, she never had the courage to fly away from her gilded cage. But once an ill-arranged marriage pushes her to the brink, she escapes with the help of her dear friend Hikaru, a mysterious man who lonesomely wanders the Earth. By his side, Suzette discovers a magical world unlike any she believed could exist—and most surprising of all, that this is not the first time she has known Hikaru...nor the first time she has been in love with him.

     But that life ended long ago. Suzette is an entirely new person, and much has changed in their decades of absence. As much as she wishes to recreate the idyllic life of her new memories, there may be no choice but to also recreate its tragedy.

Prologue:Midnight Drums I: From the Forest Floor II: A Medley of Woe
III: The Songbird’s Flight IV: A New Dawn V: A Fluttering Feeling
VI: Morning’s Embrace VII: Bitter Dreams, Sweet Dreams VIII: The Cruelty of the Gods
IX: Beginnings X: Rainy Daze XI: Our Love, Suppressed
XII: Songs and Daydreams XIII: The Twin Stars XIV: A Moment’s Rest
XV: The Solstice Celebration XVI: Flower in the Snow XVII: On the Outskirts
XIII: Cacophony XIX: The Thirty-Year Secret XX: A Little Music
XXI: City of Sorrow XXII: Gentle Warmth XXIII: Cracking, Crumbling
XXIV: Reconciliation XXV: To the Tailor’s XXVII: Bound by Stardust
XXVII: A Little Stroll XXVIII: Reassurance XXIX: Worries and Wine
XXX: The Man Who Loves Wildflowers XXXI: Bare Hearts XXXII: The Castle Ruins
XXXIII: The Light of the Moon XXXIV: Brighter than the Sun XXXV: Darkest, Coldest Night
XXXVI: Summer’s End XXXVII: The Real World Volume One end.

~Beloved ✧ Part 2~

༻Hydrangeas for Concrete༺

~Beloved ✧ Part 2.5~

༻Under the Oak༺

~Beloved ✧ Part 3~

༻Reverie in Ruins༺


     Dedicated to my mom and best friend Kim, whose endlessly selfless love made me believe a story as saccharine as this wasn’t so ridiculous after all. Thank you for your endless faith in me, and the many ways you touched this work without ever realizing. I hope this may honor your memory, until we meet again too.

     Thank you to my father and sibling for your unconditional support of me; and thank you to my dear friends Meg, Mimi, Nikki, and Jon for inspiring me, and the incredible friendship you’ve always given to me. Special thanks go to Meg and Mimi for your immense help in developing this work, and staying by my side even in the darkest of times.



     James Margaret Rose is an independant author and artist from Indiana, the United States.

     To contact him, you may email him at [], or find him on various social media sites under the monikers of hkrsztt and/or shoujorose. His blog may be found at [SpaceHey], and his non-Beloved Chronicles art and commission info may be found at []





Lovingly created by [James Margaret Rose].