Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Fantasy
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Early and the Fairy series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4/5 stars
“Lydia Carlton is a fairy doctor,one of the few people with the ability to see the magical creatures who share our world. During one of her rare trips to London to visit her father, Lydia’s quiet life is suddenly transformed when she is rescued from kidnappers by a mysterious young man!
Edgar Ashenbert claims to be descended from the human ruler of the fairy kingdom, and he urgently needs Lydia’s help to find and claim his birthright, the legendary sword of the Blue Knight Earl. Things will never be the same for Lydia as she is pulled into a dangerous quest against dark forces!”
I got this manga to read because it was recommended for fans of the Black Butler series. I actually enjoyed it quite a bit and plan on continuing the series. There are four volumes total in this series which makes it a nice short and complete manga series to read.
The story features a young woman. Lydia, who is a fairy doctor and has quite a bit of spunk. The main male lead, Edgar, is a man who claims to be an Earl and the ancestor of a fairy king. Edgar spends a lot of the book trying to convince Lydia that he’s on the up and up, and that she should help him hunt down a legendary sword he believes is his birthright.
The story has some adventure in it but is mainly characters talking and plotting in the beginning; and I enjoyed the interaction between the characters. As the story progresses there was some action.
The story was easy to follow and the characters were easy to tell apart. The illustration was well done too.
Overall I enjoyed this and plan on continuing the series. I like the characters, the story, and the humor in here. The illustration was also well done. I would recommend to those who enjoy historical fantasy mangas.