Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: January 2017
Volumes: 5 (Hiatus)
Liselotte, the daughter of a feudal lord, has been exiled to the lands east of the east of the east and now lives with her servants (Anna and Alto), the mysterious Engetsu, and the impertinent familiar Yomi, at the edge of the witches' forest. Despite Alto's objections, Lise's new family somehow continues to grow. But her troublesome past has caught up with them, and Engetsu is gravely injured. Can Lise save him and also continue to live as optimistically as her heart desires...?
I love all of the colored pages in this series. They are just so pretty.
After that last volume, we see Liselotte pleading for the tree to save Engetsu. She makes a deal for him to be saved, only Liselotte doesn't know what she has to lose to get him back. It's a surprise for her, though it does make sense—given the tree spirit's personality. It's interesting to see how it affects them both—how uncaring Engetsu acts at first, and how Liselotte changes her view and becomes determined to start new. Liselotte is rather optimistic, and straightforward in her wishes. She's unbothered by how other people react.
I like seeing how Liselotte affects the people around her, like the step that Alto takes in getting closer to her. There's a glimpse of, I believe, her brother at the end of the volume. I'm intrigued to see what happens next there.
This is a rather good series so far. I'm intrigued by the story, what happened to Liselotte before all this and what's going to happen with Engetsu next.