86 - Eighty Six - Wiki
86 - Eighty Six - Wiki

"Darkest Before the Dawn" (明けねばこそ夜は永く, Akeneba Koso Yoru wa Nagaku?) is the sixth volume of the 86 -Eighty Six- light novel series.


"Change your way of life in order to move forward."


"For the Eighty-Six, death is a way of life." ― Eighty-Sixth Strike Package, Miscellaneous Journal Scrawling


Live to fight. Die with honor. That was all they knew, and they were proud. But as they saw themselves reflected in the Sirens-slaughtered by the thousands with nothing to show for it-a crack formed in their ironclad resolve. Shin's mind festered with doubt. Lena's heart tore at the seams as she struggled to understand him. Would they find common ground over the course of the United Kingdom operation? Or would they drift further apart...?[1]


  • Prologue: Harsh Mistress
  • Chapter 1: In the Werewolves' Forest
  • Chapter 2: Life's but a Walking Shadow
  • Chapter 3: Shoot the Moon
  • Chapter 4: In His Heaven
  • Epilogue: Home Sweet Home



Main Characters
Supporting Characters



  • The Japanese title of this volume was probably a reference to a line from the play Macbeth: "The night is long that never finds the day (IV.III.240)." It was shortened by the translator owing to the full line's awkward length. [2]