Freya and Julius are flung into a dungeon cell, but a mysterious stranger outside their window professes to want to help them. It turns out to be the somewhat disgraced king of Nacht. He doesn’t want an alliance with Tyr because he’s afraid to cross Sigurd. His infant son has been kidnapped and is going to be given to the Sigurdian emperor as leverage. Freya vows to save the little prince, and she gets help from an unlikely source. As suspected, there’s more to the strange arrangement between the king and queen of Nacht, and certainly more to a madwoman, who, for years, has acted as the queen's executioner.
After the last volume of this series, I wasn’t sure I wanted to continue, and waited over a year to give it another chance. I’m glad I picked this one up and gave it another shot because it reminded me of the things I enjoy about the series - the political intrigue that's sewn in, and the many love-interests for Freya. This volume doubled down on some of the twisted political dealings and double-crossings, and there were no hints of more strange sexual situations as there was in volume five.
Sara's Rating: 8/10
Suitability Level: Grades 11-12
Reviews of previous volumes in the series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4, vol 5
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: September 7, 2021
ISBN: 9781974723362 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Fantasy, War, VIZ Media
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