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Book of the Flatterer
Phantom Books
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Original Name

追従者の書

Romanized Name

Tsuishōsha no Sho

Author

Unknown

Debut

Fragment 2 (light novel 6)

Powers

It contains sweet talk and flatteries for the reader.

User

The Bomber

Status

Destroyed

Book of the Flatterer is a Phantom Book used by a young woman who tried to show her true self to the world. It’s present in The Real Me fragment.

The book has a tag attached to it. It says that the book is forbidden and it should not leave the library. The cover reads “how to find your true self”.[1]

Background[]

The Phantom Book was written to destroy a nation and its king by praising his mistakes and vices.[1]

Powers[]

The Phantom Book contains irresponsible sweet talk and flatteries for the reader. It praises mistakes and vices. It ignores the user’s flaws and blames everyone else for his troubles. The Book of the Flatterer changes itself so that its words can sink into the reader’s soul. The author has the same name and surname of the reader. The person who often reads the Phantom Book becomes attached to it because its words are addressed directly to him. The reader becomes corrupted. He follows its instructions without hesitation. As a result, aspects of the reader’s life change completely, mostly for the worse.[1]

Plot[]

A young woman finds the book in the psychology section. It’s tagged as forbidden. Curiously, the author has the same name as her. Apparently, the book is about finding one’s true self. At first, the woman is skeptical, but soon she becomes attached to the book, which seems to understand her perfectly. Its words sink into her soul. It describes her personality, as if addressing her. It says that she’s strong and unique. However, she needs to gain confidence. The book instructs her to charm others by changing her clothes and hairstyle. The young woman closes the book and hides it in an unremarkable place. She runs out of the library and begins to change her life.

She keeps returning to the library to consult the book. By reading it, she gained confidence and learned that she’s not guilty for the difficult moments in her past. One day, she notices that a girl in black dress had picked up the book. The girl reveals that the Book of the Flatterer contains only sweet talk to corrupt the reader. The Phantom Book should not be read so often. The furious woman doesn’t believe her. She grabs the book and runs out of the library. She keeps reading it and changing her life.

The Phantom Book says that people don’t recognize her value. They are mistaken. They should be punished. The woman closes the book. She thinks in a way to attract the attention of the whole world. She wants to reveal her true self to everyone. The woman decides to activate a bomb inside a skyscraper. She was the only fatality. After the tragedy, the girl in black dress finds the Phantom Book on the sidewalk, at the scene of the explosion. It had been pushed out of the building by the shock wave. The girl throws the Book of the Flatterer into the fire.[1]

References[]

Phantom Books
72 Sacred Notes of the Shem-ha-mephorash - Atargatis Scripture - Book of a Thousand Sorrows - Book of Adventure - Book of Atonement - Book of Avalon - Book of Equivalence - Book of Fairy - Book of Fetus - Book of Gap - Book of Humanization - Book of Hypnosis - Book of Lifetime - Book of Relationship - Book of Styx - Book of the Eleusis Ritual - Book of the House-Elf - Book of Imprint - Book of Meditation of Supreme Cooking - Book of Oblivion - Book of the Outer God - Book of Paradise - Book of Royal Power - Book of the Sage - Book of the Salamander's Seal - Book of Sleep - Book of the Descendant of the Mist - Book of the Feast of the Dead of the Windowless Hall - Book of the Flatterer - Book of the Jealous Girlfriend - Book of the King's Coffin - Book of the Ritual of the Migratory Locusts - Book of the Silver Well - Book of Those Who Want Beauty - Book of Twilight - Book of Wisdom - Catalogue - Collection of Visions - Crastinus Dies Nunquam Sciat - Decorative Plywood of Merneith - Depiction of Mountains and Rivers - Divine Encyclopedia of the Yin Kings - Divine Pattern of Floating Silk - Faceless Book - Fata Morgana - Go in an Instant - Hezār Afsān - Hymn of Hel - Logbook - John Wilkes Booth’s Diary - Kairos’ Dynastic History - Loge - Memories of That Day - Old Bradshaw’s Timetable - Pioneer Book - Phantom Book of Resurrection - Phantom Score - Rahōto Reihō Kaigen - Ritual of Reality - Template Book - The Aggregate of Burning Golden Beads - The Clay Tablet of Ugarit - The Dictator's Book - The Great Queen Poem - The Harlequinade - The Nāgārjuna’s Manuscript - The Ophiuchus Manuscript - The Pedigree of All Creations - The Sage's Slate - The Scent God's Scripture - The World - Vignette of Eternal Twilight

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