Reading Level: Adult
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Manga
Release Date: July 26, 2005
Stand Alone or Series: 8th volume in the Berserk series
Rating: 5/5 stars
“The century-spanning war between Midland and Chuder continues unabated. The two warring kingdoms, vying for supremacy, launch headfirst into what will become the final battle. Leading the Midland forces are the Band of the Hawk, lead by the charismatic Griffith, with the fearless Guts as his trusted champion. But should the Hawks triumph again on the battlefield, the war with Chuder may end, but the secret war within Midland may begin as those who seek to rise within the court see the ambitious Griffith as an obstacle to obtaining power. And nothing is more formidable than an enemy unseen!”
This is the eighth book in the Berserk series and was just as wonderful as all the others in this series.
The Band of the Hawk face their toughest battle yet and triumph. Griffith is awarded the position of general and all of the Band of the Hawk will be knighted and made nobility. However, Guts puts a pall over the celebration when he decides to leave the Band of the Hawk and pursue his own dreams.
I continue to be impressed with how much story each volume covers. The illustration continues to be very well done. The story is easy to follow and action-packed. This volume is half battle and half intrigue at court.
Overall this was a wonderful addition to the Berserk series. I continues to enjoy this series and be impressed by the action, characters, world-building and story. I would recommend to mature readers who enjoy fantasy horror manga.
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