Reading Level: Adult
Length: 208 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: June 10, 2008
Stand Alone or Series: 23rd volume in the Berserk series
Rating: 5/5 stars
“Desperate as Guts, the Black Swordsman, has been to reunite with his former captain and lover, the now-mad Casca, he’s quickly learning that being together is as dangerous as being apart. What should be a simple journey to the safety of Puck’s homeland proves to be a gauntlet of perils, as the Mark of Sacrifice each bears brings the fury of Hell down upon them, and Guts discovers that in his darkest moments he himself is the greatest danger to the woman he loves.
Created by Kentaro Miura, Berserk is a fiery manga apocalypse, an ominous omnibus of furious action, fearsome horror, and funereal humor that strikes a power chord in the hearts of its devoted followers and strikes down the rest like a scythe through wheat. Bring in the sheaves!”
This is the 23rd volume in the Berserk series. In this volume Guts is struggling to take care of Casca when Lady Farnese, Serpico and Isidro join him; for once Guts appreciates the help.
We also meet Lord Mule who ends up being saved by Griffith’s new band of the Hawk and joins Griffith on his mission to take over the Kushan kingdom.
After that it is back to Guts and his companions, where Lady Farnese is feeling very useless as she struggles to do basic chores.
Overall I really enjoyed this volume in the Berserk series. It’s a bit of a transition volume but I enjoyed the new characters that we meet and I love where the story is heading. This whole series is recommended to those 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