Reading Level: Adult
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Manga
Release Date: January 31, 2006
Stand Alone or Series: 10th volume in the Berserk series
Rating: 5/5 stars
“Warrior supreme Guts has returned, and just in time to save the weakened Band of the Hawk from certain destruction… and to form an intimate bond with the beautiful warrior Casca. But job one is to find a way to free Griffith, the Hawks’ leader, from the dank dungeons and round-the-clock tortures of the Hawks’ former benefactor, the King of Midland. But while the flayed and starved Griffith may be in isolation, he is not alone. Horrors beyond imagination await Guts and the Hawks in the catacombs, and those who die may just be the lucky ones!”
This is the tenth book in the Berserk series by Miura. A ton happens in this book. Guts and a small group of the Band of the Hawk go to save Griffith from Midland’s dungeons. Meanwhile things are getting dangerously crazy outside Midland; Ricket and the rest of the Bank of Hawk are beset upon by evil and vicious demons.
This is the book where things really start to turn away from politics and war and back towards the demonic horror we saw in the first couple books. Things are going south quickly for everyone in this book and disaster is just on the horizon.
I continue to be very impressed with how much story is in each volume of this series. The illustration continues to be amazing. I am always completely sucked into these books. As with previous books this is a manga for mature audiences only.
Overall another amazing installment in the Berserk series. I would recommend to mature fantasy horror fans who love their manga action-packed. I can’t wait to see what the next volume holds!
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