The Book Eating Magician - chapter-332
Theodore’s body stiffened as he saw the sky. The presence of the
terrifying creature, Nídhöggur, surrounded Theodore on all sides. He
was able to protect his body, but the rest of the mortals fell to the
ground without daring to look up at the sky.
Nídhöggur was a being they couldn’t even face! No, it was good that
it was this way. Theodore took short breaths.
‘…We would be dead without Mitra.’
This wasn’t a joke. As he stared at Mitra, he could see that the power
stretching out from her was offsetting the power pressing down from that
black sky. It was like a fly falling after being hit by a sudden clap.
Just like how people didn’t hesitate to trample on ants, Nídhöggur
had no need to think about slaughtering mortals.
The malevolence of the ‘Sneering Butcher’, Nídhöggur, was worse
than they had imagined.
-Kuhuhu, you say that you are going to deal with this body? Nídhöggur
silenced Elvenheim from the distant sky.
Compared to the dragon that blocked the sun with one command and ripped
the sky apart, the girl with the wheat-colored hair looked so small. For
a moment, Dmitra, the ancient elemental who had become the incarnation of
the world tree, looked like a victim before the evil dragon, rather than
However, she was far more prominent than anyone else in this room.
[Yes, you stupid person!] Mitra puffed up her chest and placed her hands
on her waist. She countered the evil dragon without taking a step back.
[The sky is dark because of you! Too disruptive! Can’t you read the
mood? You, no friends!]
-What nonsense are you saying?
[If you have one, call them. A person who can’t read the atmosphere
won’t have any friends!]
-This girl! Nídhöggur’s raised his voice at the slander. -For a great
demon king, other existences are either slaves or enemies to be killed.
Therefore, I have no need for friends!
[Yes, yes. I heard your excuse. My score is 0 points!]
-W-What is wrong with you?
While the transcendents who had challenged the realm of the gods were in
the double digits, how many of them had dared to mock Nídhöggur from
the Age of Mythology? Countering wisdom with humor, he couldn’t argue
with a childish girl like her.
However, Dmitra didn’t stop after raising Nídhöggur’s blood
[People who don’t have friends talk like this. You tell me that you
don’t need friends. Then why did you come to another person’s house
and cause a disturbance? In fact, you were lonely because you have no
friends to play with!]
[Don’t you think you are lonely? Do you want to be Mitra’s friend?
How about it?]
Finally, Nídhöggur had no more patience.
-…It is now.
-This damn world, I will blow it away with my breath. I will make sure it
doesn’t come back again!
Subsequently, Nídhöggur opened his mouth, and poison emerged from it.
He aimed the poison at Mitra. It was a level of poison where even a god
wouldn’t be safe. Dmitra bit her lips and gathered her strength to
prepare for the incoming wave.
‘It’s coming.’ Theodore, who had been paralyzed by Nídhöggur,
This poison was just a prelude to the breath. The real attack would come
pouring out next. The breath filled up with Nastrond’s death energy. It
was a rotten breath that didn’t distinguish between the body or the
Then just after that…
From the heavily ripped crack in the sky, Nídhöggur’s breath blew
forth like a fog over the ground. It didn’t seem to have much
destructive power, and its speed wasn’t fast. However, the air became
heavier as the energy slowly descended to the ground.
The masters who recognized it were fearful and took action first. The
moment the fog covered the forest, everything in Elvenheim would die.
Flames once again emerged from the transformed Veronica’s mouth, and
the guardians unleashed all their strength at once. The storm arrows,
thunderstorms, and other chain attacks launched at the fog of death. Did
it work…? No, the destructive power of the fog was too high.
“…Dammit, it didn’t work at all!” Veronica paled unconsciously.
Her breath that was comparable to a pureblood red dragon only destroyed a
little bit of the poison, while the attacks of the guardians only made it
a few meters into the fog. Nídhöggur’s breath was still descending to
the surface of the earth without a bit of hesitation.
[Don’t be afraid!] Mitra extended her palms without any fear. [I will
stop that stupid dragon’s bad breath!]
The present Dmitra wasn’t like the old Mother Earth. The faith of
Elvenheim was lacking to regain her mighty divinity, so Theodore used the
second best thing—the world tree, Yggdrasil. The sacred tree found in
the myths was a symbol of the origin of life and wasn’t lacking
divinity at all.
‘In addition to that, I cooperated with Nohengrin…!’
As such, it was possible to control this Great Forest.
While Theodore was thinking this, Dmitra finally moved. She was now the
incarnation of the world tree and a goddess of this forest. As Dmitra
moved her hands, the earth shook, and something rose from the ground.
Tree roots, rocks, and dirt… The deeply buried roots of the world tree
had the length and thickness of large walls, and they rose up like a
kraken’s legs. In response to Dmitra’s call, the tree roots and dirt
tangled together to make a pair of huge hands. The old saying about how
the sky couldn’t be covered with two palms seemed to be a lie.
[Eeit!] Dmitra moved the hands and joined them together as if to seal the
hole in the sky.
The story about the giant (Atlas) who held up the sky in the past came to
mind. The fog of death was pushed back into the crack by the pressure,
and Nídhöggur’s presence was blocked, temporarily returning the
freedom of the Elvenheim residents. They looked up at the sky supported
by two palms. Some sighed with relief while others cheered.
“Ohh…! The evil dragon’s appearance is gone!”
“M-My body can move! I’m alive!”
“Hooray, Dmitra! Goddess of the forest!”
“The world tree is looking after us!”
However, it was still too early to cheer. Theodore, Veronica, and the
high elves were watching the sky, and their faces weren’t bright. The
cheering eventually stopped. If the evil dragon had really disappeared,
the sky wouldn’t still be black. He might be hidden by the hands, but
it was proof that he was still present beyond the sky.
“Mitra, are you okay?” Theodore was behind her and could discover it
Mitra’s neck was soaked with sweat despite having become a god. To
think that A spiritual body that didn’t have any physiological
functions was sweating…? There could only be one reason for it.
[T-Theo…] Dmitra’s face was pale. [Ohh, he is getting angry. It is
“Then why did you make fun of him? How is the situation?”
[I can still hold on. But the condition of the tree is getting worse…]
“Tree? Ah.” Theodore realized who she was referring to and looked at
the palms holding up the sky. The origin of these palms was the roots of
Yggdrasil. It was impossible for the tree to not be affected after
directly blocking Nídhöggur’s breath.
“This…” Theodore found some signs and sighed. It was because the
edges of the palms had become black and rotten.
However, it wasn’t just that. It was slow, but both palms were
gradually becoming black. Mitra’s power was still holding it up.
However, if this continued, both palms would collapse, and the breath
would fall down again. Theodore prepared his heart and pulled out the
dragon heart. “Mitra, draw on my strength.”
“If you are suppressed, then I will die anyway. Didn’t you say it is
[…Theo is a liar!]
“Haha, maybe.” Theodore smiled bitterly as he faced the tears in
Dmitra’s eyes. He wasn’t in a position to complain. Theodore Miller
would sacrifice his life if they could overcome this crisis. Mitra had
been with him for several years and knew it well. She didn’t try to say
anything to convince him.
[I will win.] She faced Nídhöggur with a more serious expression. [If I
win, Theo will be okay!]
Then the magic power in Theodore’s body started to be sucked out. To be
precise, the magic power of the dragon heart flowed into Theodore’s
body and then into Dmitra. Thanks to that, his actual magic power
consumption wasn’t large. The problem was that Theodore felt burdened
from the process of passing an absurd amount of magic power through his
body. He was in pain, feeling like a few of his blood vessels were
‘I can’t stop. I will die if I am weak!’
Fortunately, the effect was immediately apparent. The blackened palms
regained their color, and flowers and grass grew from the roots,
purifying the poison. This was a phenomenon that was impossible without
the power of a true divinity. If this was the case, then Nídhöggur had
no way of returning to this world.
Theodore was briefly relieved thinking about the optimistic future when a
voice rang out.
-You. You will never live.
Theodore froze at Nídhöggur’s words.
The spread out breath became more concentrated, gathering at one point in
order to kill Theodore. Theodore hadn’t expected such an attack.
Nídhöggur wanted to kill Theodore and return, rather than destroy the
forest or the world tree? In retrospect, that wasn’t weird since all
the obstructions had started from Theodore.
It was a death sentence.
Beyond the sky and the limits of the palm, a purple light fell toward
Theodore. He knew the result of the death glare. His body would be
shattered by the light, and it would dig all the way into the mantle.
This flash of light was ultimate magic that couldn’t be defeated.
Nídhöggur launched an all-out attack, regardless of the damage to
himself. No matter what, the young Theodore Miller couldn’t escape the
fate of death.
“This is a handshake. Dumb little lizard.” Theodore laughed.
Simultaneously, a golden light enveloped Theodore’s body. It was divine
power! The power of a mighty god from the Age of Mythology devoured the
ray trying to kill Theodore. It was a force comparable to that of
Nídhöggur’s breath. This was a god’s immortality that couldn’t be
‘Thank you, Balor! I’ll keep my promise with you!’
The eternal protection that symbolized the sun god, Balor. It was the
best defense from the Age of Mythology that invalidated any attack except
from mistletoe! Theodore didn’t pay any attention to the scattering of
Nídhöggur’s breath as he flew off the ground.
In the crack that started to disappear, he could see Nídhöggur’s
“Get lost from this world!” Theodore became temporarily invincible
and held the dragon heart in his hand, undaunted by Nídhöggur’s murky
poison. Theodore drew out mana at such a rapid rate that it felt like he
was going to explode. Like setting fire to oil, he used the strongest
magic he had available.
Great magic Abraxas (ΑΒΡΑΞΑΣ).
Four beads combined to create a sphere containing tremendous power. If
the explosive power of the dragon heart was added to it, then he would
have the strength to smash the nose of that arrogant lizard!
Nídhöggur’s face stiffened just before Theodore dealt the stunning
-W-Wait a minute…!
The light from Abraxas appeared as the dragon heart cracked.
There was a big explosion that shook the boundaries of this dimension.