Adapted by Mutsumi Okubashi
William is in the middle of the battle of his life, and he's pulled into a realm between worlds by his god, Gracefeel, the God of Flame. He asks for her blessing and help in defeating Stagnate, the God of Death. He's returned to his world just in time to save his family, but, in the end, he's not entirely successful. Now, he must travel the world and spread the light of Gracefeel and help people in need. Will meets Menel, a half-elf, who later leads a raiding party against a neighboring village. Gracefeel warns Will in time to stop all casualties. Will then sets out to help the village of the raiders, which has been overtaken by demons. After setting everything straight, Will and Menel travel to Whitesail, one of the largest cities in the Southern Continent. There's no rest for them, though, as the city is attacked by a wyvern.
This is a much slower series that most that I read, but I'm actually enjoying the methodical pace and the amount of building happening through Will's active internal monologue. There is a nice balance of action and character development throughout. The goodbyes in this volume are heartfelt and heartbreaking, but it provides a satisfying resolution that sets Will on his journey without the possibility of going back to life how it was. Will is a little bit of an overpowered character for this world and is so far able to handle the challenges coming at him with Menel and in Whitesail. I hope he can find something challenging that gets him to grow more like his fight with Stagnate.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 8-12
Publisher: J-Novel Club
Publication Date: September 10, 2020
ISBN: 9782372875349 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Family, J-Novel Club
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