Reading Level: Adult
Length: 232 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: October 9, 2007
Stand Alone or Series: 19th volume in the Berserk series
Rating: 5/5 stars
“The bewildered and near-mad Casca, former captain of the Band of the Hawk — and former lover of Guts, the Black Swordsman — has been adopted by Midland’s pagan cults as a witch, due to her demonic Mark of Sacrifice. But the Holy Iron Chain Knights campaign to rid the kingdom of heretics by any means necessary puts Casca in mortal danger, and Guts is having none of it, But all parties involved may end up with more than they bargained for as demonic spirits, drawn to Casca’s brand, begin to possess the heretics and unleash the forces of hell. But hell hath no fury like the Black Swordsman!”
This is the 19th volume in the Berserk series. Guts finally catches up with Casca briefly in this volume only to lose her again. Casca has been taken to the Tower of Conviction to be worshiped as a black witch. However, when Guts and Isidro help her escape she is taken prison again, this time by the Inquisitor. When the Inquisitor starts to torture her all hell, literally, breaks loose!.
This manga continues to be filled with amazing detail and artwork, especially in this volume. I was very impressed. There is a lot of action and the story makes a lot of progress as well.
Overall this was another excellent manga in this series. I continue to find this series interesting, enjoyable and fun to read. I would recommend to mature readers who enjoy horror/fantasy 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