Reading Level: Adult
Length: 208 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Manga
Release Date: August 4, 2009
Stand Alone or Series: 30th volume in the Berserk series
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
“Thanks to Lady Farnese’s selfless sacrifice, Guts, the Black Swordsman, and the rest of his companions are free to carry on their journey aboard the ship of Farnese’s brother, Magnifico — that is, if they’re willing to leave Farnese behind. But having to choose between their mission and their loyalties might not be a problem for long if the Kushan emperor and his legion of monstrous minions have their way. With a host of Kushan forces descending on Vritannis, there might not be much left of Farnese’s family — or any of the citizenry — to worry about!”
This is the 30th volume of the Berserk series. Guts and Serpico face off and finally get their fight. Then Guts insists on seeing Lady Farnese; Guts and crew arrive at the fancy party just as evil tiger monsters attack the guests. Guts and crew fight and defeat said monsters; then an Apostle shows up. Lady Farnese makes the decision to continue traveling with Guts and her intended offers to take them to Elf Home on his ship.
Another well done volume in the Berserk series. This was a bit slower than the last volume and with the tigers attacking (just like the lizards did) it felt a bit repetitive. Still the story does make some good progress and the action scenes continue to be well done. Illustration is awesome as usual.
Overall a well done volume in the Berserk series. I continue to enjoy this series and would definitely recommend to mature readers. Will our crew even get to the Elven Homeland? What will they find when they get there?
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