The human sacrifices have been assembled, but Father is one sacrifice short. Along with his homunculi, they force another alchemist to attempt human transmutation to become the fifth human sacrifice and round out the transmutation circle. Greed and his followers are meanwhile trying to keep Wrath occupied and keep the main gate of Central Command closed; Major General Armstrong and her remaining Briggs troops are trying to keep the interior of Command under control; and the rest of Mustang's loyal soldiers regroup outside Command and try to keep King Bradley's wife safe and unaware of the predicament her husband and son are currently in.
There's not much more to say about this series that I haven't said already, about how wonderful it is and how great the build-up has been in this final stage. I don't want to spoil too much, but if readers have gotten this far, they are going to be satisfied with the payoff. There have been hints along the way as to what Father has been up to, but in this volume, we finally see what he's been up to, and it's not what we have all been led to believe. The cliffhanger on this volume is absolutely brutal, so readers will definitely want volume 18 as soon as it comes out.
Sara's Rating: 10/10
Suitability Level: Grades 7-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4, vol 5, vol 6, vol 7, vol 8, vol 9, vol 10, vol 11, vol 12, vol 13, vol 14, vol 15, vol 16
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: May 24, 2022
ISBN: 9781974700059 (Hardcover)
Tags: Rating: 10/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Action Adventure, VIZ Media
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