Reading Level: Older Teen
Genre: Manga/Historical Fantasy
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Earl 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!
Lydia and Edgar have returned to London after their adventureon the Isle of Manan. But life in the capital is no respite for the weary travelers. A being called the Fogman stalks the night streets, snatching children all around town. And it may have something to do with Edgar’s dark past…”
This is the third volume in the Earl and the Fairy series, there are four volumes in this series. I continue to enjoy this light and easy historical fantasy read. There is an interesting mystery in here as well as some fun banter between our characters.
In this volume Edgar has claimed his position as duke and Lydia is settling in as Edgar’s personal fairy doctor. Lydia is a bit frustrated by the lack of work she is getting and is worried that Edgar is using her as arm-candy persay.
Meanwhile children are going missing and it is supposedly the Fogman that is responsible. Lydia starts an investigation into the case and suspects that the Fogman is actually a fairy of some type.
The story didn’t make quite as much progress as I had hoped for and I am a bit worried about how everything will wrap up; especially given that there is only one more manga in the series.
The illustration is decent but not great throughout. This series remains a fun and quick read. It’s sweet and light and fluffy and a quick fun diversion.
Overall this was a good book in the Earl and the Fairy series. I have been enjoying this series. It’s not exceptional…but it is a fun, light read that is entertaining and cute. I would recommend to those who enjoy historical/Victorian manga with some fantasy in it.