Reading Level: Older Teen
Length: 178 pages
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 20th volume in the Black Butler series
Rating: 5/5 stars
“In the wilds of Germany, the servants of the Phantomhive house are at a loss when their master, Earl Ciel Phantomhive, is both mentally and physically debilitated by the curse of the Wolfman that roams the Werewolves’ Forest. Ciel, his demeanour changed, casts aside his unfinished duties as Queen Victoria’s royal watchdog and orders his consummate butler, Sebastian, to pack up for London at once! But as the household ponders the situation, none other than Her Majesty’s man John Brown drops in on Sebastian bearing a royal letter. What new orders could the missive hold? “
This was a spectacular addition to the Black Butler series and continues the storyline with the mysterious cursed forest, the Emerald Witch, and the wolfman. I absolutely loved it.
We get to see a very dark side to Sebastian in this book and watch as Ciel continues to struggle with the curse-induced insanity. We also learn a lot of secrets about the Emerald Witch and the town she is striving to save.
The story has a bit of a fairy tale feel to it which I enjoyed. There are some amazing twists to the story which will take the reader by surprise. This book takes this manga series back to the awesomeness of the earlier books. I also continue to really enjoy the beautiful illustration throughout.
Overall a spectacular addition to the Black Bulter series. I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend this manga series to fans of historical paranormal mysteries.