Freya becomes even more entangled in Nacht's dealings. It seems that the queen, the rightful heir to the royal line of Nacht, was deposed when Sigurd took control of the kingdom. Her infant son was snatched from her, and her husband, the ruling King, forced to marry a Sigurdian princess to keep the kingdom firmly under the thumb of the evil king of Sigurd. Freya has uncovered the whole plot, but wonders if the deposed queen has the strength to bring her people back to her side. Freya vows she's not doing any of this in order to force Nacht into a pact with them - she's righting wrongs, and they can come along against Sigurd in their own time.
There are some really cruel machinations going on with these kingdoms. Ishihara is really being inventive with how cruel the king of Sigurd is being, and she's doing a great job of making him the most unlikable character ever. I do appreciate how even seemingly minor characters have complexity and come back later to be important figures in the storyline. There's some more romantic tension with two of the knights and Freya, so there's still plenty of frustrating angst for romance fans to enjoy.
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, vol 6
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: September 6, 2022
ISBN: 9781974734115 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Fantasy, War, VIZ Media
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