The party has gotten to the third floor, but there are a lot of undead creatures here, and not many edible ones. When Senshi hears there are golems nearby, he springs to action to incapacitate them by removing their monster core. He then inspects the crops growing along their back that he planted the last time around, and there’s a bumper crop of cabbage, carrots, and more. After the harvest, he tills and plants more things with the help of the party, and replaces their core, so the crops maybe continue to grow for his next time around the third floor. Then, some orcs demand their leftover crops, but they barter as they overheard the orcs talking about the red dragon. Laios jumps into some living pictures and eats plenty of food from the festivals there, but upon leaving the painting, he discovers he’s hungry all over again. Chilchuck gets tricked by a mimick yet again, but it leads to another delicious meal. The party is about to travel to the fourth floor, but first they have to get across a treacherous lake with deceptive kelpie.
This is another fun installment and definitely not a story to read while hungry. All the food resembles real food enough that it’s easy to think of what it could taste like, and some of it sounds pretty delicious. I also enjoyed that there was more to this volume than just the food. We get a little bit more info about Senshi and his innovativeness, as well as some heartbreak for him. Reading about the orcs was also pretty interesting since they have their own society within the dungeon, and they aren't all mindless monsters. On the third floor, there was a tavern/rest area type place, and I couldn't help but wonder how they got their supplies down that far for people to enjoy fresh food and drink.
With the inclusion of the tavern, it is implied that some folks are drinking alcohol.
Sara's Rating: 8/10
Suitability Level: Grades 7-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication Date: August 22, 2017
ISBN: 9780316473057 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Dungeon, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Culinary, Yen Press
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