A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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There are seven magics, five more than have ever been explored, and that is only the tip of the iceberg. The kobolds, once a beast of myth, have forged an alliance with Celeste. A mad demigod rages across the land, aiming to end the tyranny of monarchies with Celeste in his sights. Meanwhile, a magical talking sword is busy preparing the misfit mages of the Ryuusian Royal Cabal for a clash against an arcane foe from distant lands of fable. 

You know, normal things.

One thing is certain, no threat the cabal faces compares to their greatest challenge: relationships, love, and family troubles.

Pale Spectrum is the sequel to Brilliant Shadows, and both are adventures from the Book of Gray Magic. Follow along with Necromancers, Paladins, Witches, and Changelings in this story of intrigue, mystery and magic.

Pale Spectrum

  • Pale Spectrum is around 6-13 hours of play time depending on read speed and route choice. The game has a number of large branches and a plethora of smaller ones, enhancing its replay potential. It sits at just over 200k words.

    Voice Acting

  • All spoken lines in the game are voiced, bringing an extra level of life to our cast of 30+ characters.


  • There are over 50 choices that you can make in the game, all of which influence the 10+ unique endings.


  • Pale Spectrum features an extensive, combined sound track from the Book of Gray Magic series. Pale Spectrum boasts 27 original tracks, and, combined with Brilliant Shadows 21 original tracks, has an hour of beautiful orchestral music composed by Johnathan Johnson.

    The Main Cast

  • The story follows along with Belinda, Ash, Terra, Hektor, Prude, Aelfnod and Aku as main characters.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
GenreVisual Novel, Adventure
TagsFantasy, Romance


Buy Now$16.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $16.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

PaleSpectrum-steam_11_21_17.zip 1 GB

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Is there a guide?

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To get an idea of who the Main Cast is...could we have visuals, if not descriptions, to go along with that list of unknown names? Is there romance involved? Any special character routes? 

Those who haven't played any Book of Gray Magic game before, a list of names doesn't tell much, I'm afraid. And. Characters are very importants in visual novels...if I don't know what to expect, holyday sale or not, I can't decide if I want to play this game.


Added some images for you ^^

There is an established lesbian relationship between Ash and Terra, you can pursue 2 different folk with Bel (with a sneaky, tiny 3rd way to go that is short), and Aelf courts his own gay love interest.

Would I be right to assume that those Belinda can pursue are Hecktor and Aku?

Too bad Aelf isn't interested in F/M. He kind of drew me into the game to be frank. 


Oh. Aku is female. 

Mh... no visual for Terra and Prude? Are we supposed to already know the main characters them from the first game? I though this game was a stand alone, but maybe I should not play this game before playing the first?

Last question I promise: who is the pretty elf dude on the lower right of the youtube trailer opening picture? Perhaps a future main chracter in an eventual following game? (Don't tell me he's Aelf's ro. ...Is he? (I swear bl is going to make me die a shriveled and frustrated domme ಥ_ಥ,.. ) 

I love this game! It's a lot of fun and well thought out. I just wish there was a walkthough or list of endings? It's hard to be sure I've finished everything.

^^ That means a lot to us to read. 

Maybe one day there will be a guide for endings, but aside from the (admittedly somewhat esoteric) ending image, but there is not currently one in the works.