Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Historical Fantasy
Length: 160 pages
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: November 14, 2017
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd volume in the Frau Faust series
Rating: 4/5 stars
“After narrowly escaping a battle with Lorenzo, Johanna falls unconscious. In her wounded state, the century-old memories of her first contract with Mephistopheles run through her head. In these memories are answers Marion is beginning to understand: what is the nature of his master’s immortality, and how is her curse inextricably tied to the body of her demon? Faust, Marion, and Nico’s immediate aim is to find Mephisto’s right leg, a mission that becomes more urgent when evidence of a young girl using demonic power comes to light. To find the next piece of her precious demon, Johanna may even need to form a tenuous deal with Lorenzo…”
This is the second volume in the Frau Faust series and this was an excellent book in that series. I really ended up enjoying it.
Faust is recovering from her battle with Lorenzo and, in her unconscious state, she revisits her history and how she was originally bound to Mephisto (her demon). There is much more to the story than we were originally led to believe.
When Faust awakens she finds herself diminished to a child-like size but is determined to continue her quest to find Mephisto’s arm. The church she journeys to is very mysterious and, as Faust and crew unravel the mystery of a strange child within the church, Faust believe Mephisto’s limb might be somehow involved.
The illustration for this series is well done but not spectacular. Still, it’s easy to follow and I am really enjoying the characters and storyline.
Overall this is a very well done continuation of the Frau Faust series. I am enjoying the story and characters in this manga a lot and definitely plan on continuing it. I would recommend to those who enjoy manga like Black Butler or the Ancient Magus Bride.