Illustrated by Posuka Demizu
Emma, Ray, Don, Gilda, and two kids from Goldy Pond begin a search for the Seven Walls, something that Mr. Minerva told them to find in order to rework The Promise and potentially close down all of the factories. There are some significant time jumps as the group has to travel around the demon territory chasing down leads, but just shy of two years after the escape, the group finally cracks the code and discovers the entrance they were searching for. This has given plenty of time for the enemy to find them as well, as the Ratri clan has sought out every shelter and supporter to track down the wayward “food”.
The time jumps are a little harder to follow in this volume because, as a narrative staple, the mangaka likes to start a piece of storyline and then have the inception of the idea told through flashbacks. That definitely makes things more complicated when you’re doing flashbacks to different years and to different expeditions. But, the amount of traveling and questing Emma's group has to do really need to be done in time jumps. Also, this is one of my favorite covers of the whole series, and now that I've seen it in color, I really want Emma's necklace.
The gore, and the dark nature of this story, continue to make this something appropriate for older teens.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 10-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4, vol 5, vol 6, vol 7, vol 8, vol 9, vol 10, vol 11
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
ISBN: 9781974708888 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Dystopian, Horror, Demons, VIZ Media
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