Rating (Out of 5): ~5
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August 2020
A red-haired princess loses her family and her kingdom… Now she must rise and fight for her throne!
Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Su-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when tragedy strikes her family!
In a lot of ways, this was the volume we've all been waiting for.
Yona stakes her claim, and she doesn't back down. It's an important moment between her and Su-Won, but it's also just a tasting. There's still a lot of tension there, that I assume will be confronted at some point. There's a very different kind of tension brewing between Yona and Hak, which is also being put off till a later date.
And then the dragons. There's a lot of other things going on with the war coming, and underhanded attacks regarding it, and the contrast between the two princesses of Xing and Yona, and even with Riri. But the dragons. There's such a monumental big scene with them as the volume ends, and I can't contain myself. I've been wondering if something like this could happen, or what it would mean, and it's beautiful and stunning, and it makes me so happy.
This volume and the previous ones had very important moments in them. There's a lot of major plots being addressed, and I imagine it's only going to continue into the next volume, especially with that cliffhanger. I seriously cannot wait for it.
I've had to re-read the end of this volume like a handful of times, it just makes me so giddy.