Reading Level: Adult
Length: 224 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: March 25, 2009
Stand Alone or Series: 28th volume in the Berserk series
Rating: 4/5 stars
“Guts, the Black Swordsman, and his companions have finally arrived at the sea, where they discover a mysterious child who seems to share a special bond with Guts and his former lover, the now-mad Casca. The troupe’s brief respite at the shore offers moments for quiet introspection and deeper bonding, but such peace is always short lived where Guts is involved, and Guts must once again don the demonic Berserker Armor to take on a force of bloodthirsty beasts emerging from the once-peaceful surf, possessed by the accursed sorcery of a powerful Kushan enchanter! And who knows what will happen when internal strife pushes a member of Guts’s band unknowingly into the comforting companionship of an enemy!”
This is the 28th volume in the Berserk series. Guts and company are trying to resume their journey to Puck’s elven homeland. Two things happen on this leg of the journey; one is that Casca finds a strange boy on the beach that she seems to share a strong bond with, the second is that they are attacked by lizard monsters.
Guts is still recovering from the horrible wounds he received from Zodd; now he must done the Berserker Armor again to protect his traveling companions. After that battle Guts and companions seek shelter in Vritannis. Schierke wanders off on her own to seek solitude and ends up being befriended by a strange young woman.
I really enjoyed this installment of Berserk. I love that we spent a lot of time with Guts and company and enjoyed learning more about Schierke; she is my favorite character in this series right now.
The illustration in this series is top notch and I continue to really enjoy the story. This volume had a lot of action and fighting but wasn’t quite as violent as previous volumes.
Overall this was an awesome installment in the Berserk series. I really continue to enjoy the action, the characters, and the storyline and am excited to see what else this series brings us.
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