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 broken free of the monster-infested wilderness and arrived at the port city of Vritannis. But the band finds out all too quickly that humans can be just as monstrous as the nightmarish creatures and apostles they battled in the forest. As Schierke and Isidro face off against pirate slavers, Farnese’s power-hungry family tries to force her once again under the yoke of their political ambitions. The group’s only hope is to find a ship out of the city, but even if they manage to secure a vessel, will everyone be free to leave?”
This is the 29th volume in the Berserk series. The book starts with Schierke facing off with some slavers; then both Isidro and Mule (Griffith’s man) come to her aid. Guts and crew are struggling to find a boat out of this city. Lady Farnese offers to find them a ship; what her traveling companions don’t know is that this will mean returning home to bargain with her overpowering father.
When Lady Farnese agrees to an engagement in trade for a ship, Guts and crew thinks something is strange and go to talk to her. On their way they a mysterious fog fills the city; something seems to be hunting them.
We learn a lot more background about Lady Farnese in this book and it was interesting; she has grown a lot from the character she was earlier in the series.
This manga continues to be beautifully illustrated and is packed full of great story as well as fabulous action scenes.
Overall I really enjoyed this volume of the Berserk series and continue to enjoy the series as a whole. I would recommend the whole series to mature fans of fantasy horror manga. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
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