Reading Level: Older Teen
Length: 176 pages
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: January 20, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 19th volume in the Black Butler series
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
“In accordance with the wishes of Queen Victoria, young Earl Ciel Phantomhive embarks on a jaunt to Germany with his elite butler, Sebastian, in tow. Gruesome and mysterious deaths are occurring on the continent, and along with the fear of contagion that permeates the air there are also rumors of witches and werewolves running amok. When Ciel’s party heads right into the heart of a cursed forest where supernatural creatures are said to dwell, they run straight into a witch! In fact, several of them! And the village head is none other than a little girl who appears as though she’s stepped out of a fairy tale?!”
This was much better than the previous book in the series and I really am looking forward to this whole cursed forest/wolfman story arc that is started here.
This story continues with the whole creepy cursed forest and the strange Wolfman that haunts it. I really enjoyed the new storyline and absolutely loved the crazy Emerald witch. I am very excited to see what happens in the next volume.
Overall, I continue to enjoy our awesome regular characters and the amazing illustration throughout. I feel like this book started a much more exciting and interesting storyline than the boarding school storyline of the last few books. I would highly recommend this manga series to those who enjoy historical paranormal manga.