Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Manga/Historical Fiction
Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: December 27, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 7th book in the Vinland Saga Omnibus series
Rating: 5/5 stars
Free at last, Thorfinn sets off on an expedition to Vinland, to establish a place free of war and slavery. In an effort to fund his project, Thorfinn visits Iceland where Halfdan, a wealthy man who shared a dark history with his late father, awaits.
Meanwhile, the marriage between Halfdan’s son Sigurd and Leif ’s relative Gudrid are well under way, but Gudrid dreams of becoming a sailor, not a bride. A battle soon breaks out as Gudrid attempts to escape aboard Leif ’s ship. With Sigurd hot at their tail, Thorfinn and the crew press eastward to the city of Miklagard, picking up an orphaned baby and a dog along the way…”
I wait for the next Vinland Saga to come out each year with baited breath and I am never disappointed. I adored this most recent volume in the Vinland Saga series.
In this volume Thorfinn is back home and trying to decide what to do with his life. He really wants to settle Vinland and goes about trying to find funding for that. Meanwhile Gudrid is supposed to marry Halfdan’s son and would rather be off adventuring.
This volume has a lot less war and action in it but it is still very engaging and entertaining. That being said we do still see how the war in the region has a huge impact in people’s lives. There is also more discussion on the role women have in this region as Gudrid struggles against the expectations laid on her.
I love that this book has great characters, great dialogue, an epic story, and some humor. This continues to be an absolutely amazing series full of adventure. The illustration is phenomenal; there is so much detail and care.
Overall a spectacular continuation in this series. This is my absolute favorite manga series out there. Every aspect of this story is just so well done. I would recommend to everyone. This is one fantastic historical fiction manga series and has remained constantly awesome.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Mount TBR Reading Challenge
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge