Reading Level: Teen
Length: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 7th book in the Magi series
Source: eGalley through Edelweiss
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the 7th book in the Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic series. I got a copy of this book to review through Edelweiss. This was the best book in the series yet. It was action packed with a lot of new background.
Alibaba finally confronts the King of Balbadd and proposes a new path forward for the city. However Cassim shows up with his Fog Troops and violently objects to the path Alibaba has chosen. In the ensuing battle Cassim reveals some dark new powers. A larger plot of evil and darkness is also revealed. Aladdin remains unconscious, but learns some interesting things in his dreams.
The most action packed and well done volume in this series yet. The story really moves forward quite a bit in this installment and there is a lot of new background. I also really enjoyed the introduction of a larger story. The story developing here is more epic in scope than I originally thought it would be and we are introduced to Dark Magi.
This series is really picking up speed and I am really enjoying it. I love Alibaba’s character and continue to enjoy Sinbad as well. Alibaba is really the featured character in this installment. We see a lot more of his character and who he has grown into. We also see quite a bit of Cassim.
Aladdin and Sinbad are in the story some. Aladdin has some dream sequences he features in. Sinbad doesn’t really come back until the end of the story. Additionally there is some truly awesome fighting by Morgiana.
The illustration continues to be very well done.
Overall the best installment in this series yet, I really enjoyed it. Lots of excellent action scenes and a lot more background on Alibaba and Aladdin. The story is expanded on quite a bit as well. I would recommend to those who love action packed fantasy manga.