Monday, February 13, 2017

Manga Review: The Ancient Magus' Bride, Volume 4, by Kore Yamazaki

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5-4
Publisher: Seven Seas
Release Date: April 2016
Volumes: 6+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 3. 5.

Goodreads Synopsis:

"I am not alone."

Chise has been summonsed to the Dragon Aerie to begin crafting her very own wand, but her journey has more to offer than she had anticipated: magical wonders, enlightening visions, and perhaps most importantly, insight into Elias' past and the secrets he has been reluctant to reveal about himself.

Yet while Chise finds some answers about the inhuman mage's history, mysterious beings are displaying an unexpected interest in Chise herself.


It's been so long since I've read the last volume, that I've pretty much forgotten it. But that didn't really hinder my enjoyment of this volume at all.
Chise gets a new insight into where Elias came from, and how he came to be who he is now. It gives her a new perspective, and also lets her see him as closer to her own age, not so much as an old man. Chise also explores her magic some more in this volume, and her and Elias both learn that they don't really enjoy being apart. Their relationship is growing closer, and they're growing fond of each other.
Aside from that, we see a few new creatures, and then there's the cliffhanger. While this series isn't particularly outstanding so far, it is a whimsical, thoughtful series, and it's really enjoyable. I'm looking forward to reading more.

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