Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Crimson Empire: Circumstances to Serve a Noble, Volume 1

Crimson Empire: Circumstances to Serve a Noble, Volume 1
$13.99, Softcover
Seven Seas, 2013

Genre: Historical

Age: 12+

Description: Sheila’s childhood hasn’t been easily. She was forced into servitude as a young girl and was eventually told by a demon that she had a particular destiny to fulfill—all of this lead to her becoming a deadly assassin. She joined an assassins’ guild to learn her training and has since been put in the house of Prince Edvard to serve as his housemaid and his personal bodyguard. As she uses her unique talents to help Edvard claim the throne she is surrounded by a bunch of admirers who want her heart—yet she has no concept of romance.

Opinion: A new series from the acclaimed author of the Alice in the Country of . . . series of manga. I’ll admit that I read this book months ago (in May—I had Summer Reading to do so I am sooooo behind on my reviews) and while I thought the concept to be interesting and the art pretty I do remember that I was royally confused half the time while reading this manga. There are too many characters and they all look alike so it was very hard to distinguish one from another. Granted, I do have a teen that is an Alice fan who has read the first volume and loved it, so I guess to each his own. Hopefully the story gets easier to follow as it goes on.

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