Freya’s anger is overwhelming, and she needs a productive outlet. She decides to help the men protecting the fort on the edge of Tyr, currently under siege from Sigurd. She hopes to keep their spirits up until the reinforcements can arrive, which might be days away. With their superior numbers, well trained archers, and deadly trebuchets, it will take a miracle, or a thoughtful plan, to save the fifty remaining soldiers from the Sigurdian forces and keep the fort from breach. But, working against them is a spy who is feeding the Sigurdians information on their weaknesses. Which of these brave souls could be betraying their prince?
This series is really growing on me. I’m only thrown off ever so slightly by Freya’s tactical knowledge and planning, given her farming background and lack of substantive training as a prince. Though, every once in a while, her country-bumpkin knowledge serves her well, and she goes back to being that endearing young girl from a tiny village. Her growth into a confident, brave person is interesting to watch, although I fear that she is losing her softer, feminine edges. It is often easy to forget that she is not a boy character.
VIZ rates this as Teen plus for violence and death. This series is not shy about showing the violence on the page.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 10-12
Reviews of previous volumes in the series: vol 1, vol 2
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: October 6, 2020
ISBN: 9781974714834 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Fantasy, War, VIZ Media
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