Reading Level: Adult
Length: 224 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: December 9, 2008
Stand Alone or Series: 26th volume in the Berserk series
Rating: ?/5 stars
“Guts, the Black Swordsman, goes from the frying pan to the fire as he must enter the mating chamber in the horrifying lair of trolls to rescue his love, Casca, and the Lady Farnese from the loathsome attentions of the hideous beasts. But while even an army of trolls cannot stand against Guts’s boundless fury, the mightiest of warriors is no match for a demon lord. And so when Slan of the Godhand manifests from the entrails of slain trolls and takes Guts into her deadly embrace, Guts discovers he may not only be fighting for his life, but for his very soul!”
This is the 26th volume in the Berserk series. Guts and crew arrive to rescue Lady Farnese and Casca from the trolls. Isidro learns how to use his new elemental fire knife better in this fight. During the fight one of the members of the God Hand (Slan – Temptation) rises from the trolls’ entrails to torture Guts. Then the Skeleton King arrives again.
Meanwhile we find out that Schierke’s mentor is somehow connected to the Skeleton King and her house ends up under attack from some Apostles. Guts is pretty beat-up from the fight with the trolls but when Schierke retrieves the Berserker Armor for Guts and puts it on him, Guts becomes unstoppable.
This manga continues to be very well illustrated and there is a lot of story progress in each volume. I am curious as to where things are going and pleased with how interesting and entertaining the story has remained.
Overall a wonderful installment in the Berserk series; I feel like this series just keeps getting better and better with each volume. 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