Cross Infinite World has announced a license for the four-volume high fantasy series Dawn of the Mapmaker: The Surveyor Girl and the Forbidden Knowledge. It was written by Akira Nashiki and will feature illustrations by MonoKubo (some of his artwork can be found here). The story is titled ä¹åä¹ã®é»Žæ˜Žã€€ï¼æ¸¬é‡å°‘å¥³ã¨ç¦ã˜ã‚‰ã‚ŒãŸçŸ¥è˜ï¼ in Japanese, and appears to be a web novel series on Syosetsu (similar to other titles picked up by Cross Infinite World).
The ebook for Dawn of the Mapmaker is planned to release in English on July 31, 2018. It is already available for preorder on Amazon.
Synopsis: â€œKnowledge is power, and you shouldnâ€™t possess this knowledge.â€ In an age where mapmaking is a lost art, Unen hides her skill from the world at large. But when she accepts a local landlordâ€™s request to survey the boundary between his land and that of a neighboring lordâ€™s, her maps accidentally give away her existence to a master swordsman and a cunning mageâ€”a duo who have been hunting down the man who taught her the forbidden knowledge of mapmaking. As one of the rare few capable of creating maps with birdâ€™s eye precision, Unenâ€™s fate hangs precariously in the balance as she endeavors to survive in a world of people who want to own her or see her dead.