Illustrated by Rito Kohsaka
Miyo has been kidnapped and is brought back to the Saimori house where Kaya and her mother try to force Miyo to refuse Kudo's marriage proposal. Kaya believes she will be able to rearrange fiancés and become Kudo's fiancée while giving Kōji to Miyo. Kōji was unable to stop the kidnapping from happening, but he does the next best thing: he brings Lord Kudo to the Saimori house. Lord Tatsuichi tries to stop Kudo from entering the Saimori house, and even forces a bewildered Lord Saimori to stand with him, but the two of them are no match for Kudo's superior strength. In another part of the kingdom, sinister actors put an evil plan into motion by digging up a sealed grave and introducing new grotesqueries into the world, which Kudo's battalion will have to investigate.
The first two volumes of this series has been a bit of a slow burn romance with plenty of time devoted to Miyo healing and due diligence to the propriety of the time period in regards to Miyo and Kudo's courtship. Volume three, however, has quite a tone shift as the violence Miyo has been subjected to is no longer hinted at, and the supernatural abilities are laid out in panels, no longer hinted. The pacing also picks up in this volume, and there are a few more subplots and mysteries to keep track of as well. Hopefully, fans who stuck around and enjoyed this beautiful story of healing will also enjoy what is turning into something intriguing with moments of action.
Sara's Rating: 10/10
Suitability Level: Grades 8-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2
Publisher: Square Enix
Publication Date: May 9, 2023
ISBN: 9781646091560 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 10/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Romance, Family, Magic, Fantasy, Mental Health, Square Enix
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