Reading Level: Adult
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: February 5, 2008
Stand Alone or Series: 21st volume in the Berserk series
Rating: 5/5 stars
“Guts, the feared Black Swordsman, is on the rampage — and it’s personal. Mozgus, the malefic master Inquisitor of the Holy See, in his murderous campaign against heretics, has captured Guts’ former lover Casca and has her at the ready to be burned at the stake in the Tower of Conviction, little knowing that Casca’s demonic Mark of Sacrifice is drawing hideous dark powers to the Tower. It’ll take everything Guts has and more to defeat Mozgus — who is much, much more than a man — and even if he can, will he be able to save Casca from the hordes of Hell amidst the inquisitor’s disintegrating citadel?”
This is the 21st volume in the Berserk series. In this volume Guts takes on Father Mozgus and Father Mozgus takes on a truly terrifying aspect during this battle. With Father Mozgus’s defeat the Tower of Conviction begins to crumble. Will Guts and party be able to escape this intense destruction alive?
As he flees the crumbling Tower of Conviction, Guts sees Griffith has returned as the Hawk of Light. Now that Griffith is back who knows what destruction he will leave in his determination to make his dream come true.
The illustration remains incredibly well done, detailed, and just fantastic. The story is fast-paced and full of intense action.
Overall this was yet another wonderful volume in the Berserk series. I am excited to see what happens next now that Griffith has returned to the story. I would recommend this whole series to fans of horror fantasy graphic novels.
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