Reading Level: Adult
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Manga
Release Date: December 19, 2006
Stand Alone or Series: 14th volume in the Berserk series
Rating: 5/5 stars
“The once unbeatable Band of the Hawk is smashed, and their former leader, Griffith, has made an unholy pact with the demon lords of the Godhand, sacrificing his former troops to resurrect his crippled body and ascend to stand in power beside these profane gods. The Invocation of Doom has unleashed a plague of unspeakable horrors upon the earth, and the first battle not only shatters the Hawks, but the hand of their champion, Guts, and the mind of their captain and Guts’ lover, Casca. And while time may heal some of Guts’ wounds, it will not heal his desire for vengeance. And his discovery of a gigantic, dragon-slaying sword might be just the ticket to deal out some king-sized payback!”
This is the 14th book in the Berserk series and it was a very fun one. This is the book where Guts finally gets his amazingly awesome sword and the cannon for his arm. There are also some disturbing revelations around Casca being pregnant.
The illustration continues to be amazing. I was also very impressed with how much progress the story made again this volume. I love the “new” Guts with his cannon-arm and giant sword.
This was the first volume that goes outside of the original Berserk anime series and I enjoyed reading this new part of the Berserk story (new to me).
Overall this was a fantastic continuation of the Berserk series. I am loving this series soooo much. I would recommend to mature readers who enjoy fantasy horror manga. These are just so good!
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