Draconia is on the brink of war with Nadasha, all in the name of the Priestess Princess, which is annoying little Asahi. Ruri decides she has to go talk to Asahi, regrettably, to maybe stave off a war that will get people killed. The talk doesn’t go well - Asahi does some pretty impressive mental gymnastics to get out of seeing Ruri’s points, so Ruri leaves, dejected. Meanwhile, her abrupt trip has sent the Dragon King into an absolute frenzy. He wants to go after Ruri, send search parties, appeal to the fairies - anything but run the kingdom. Ruri’s return stops the kingdom-wide panic, and the Dragon King finally gets back to some of the paperwork that’s been piling up. But soon, the news of war reaches them, and the Dragon Army must start preparing for what’s to come.
This volume got a little bit more serious after the turn at the very end of volume two where Ruri discovers some of the harsh conditions people are living in. With her visit to Nadasha, Ruri tries to emphasize people not dying in a war for her or because Asahi is thick, but she is unable to get her point across, and now will have guilt for the people who die for her. There are also a lot fewer fairies and interactions with them than in previous volumes, which also adds to the seriousness. There is still some levity when Ruri (in cat form) visits the soldiers and they all just want to pet the cute kitty. Some things are definitely going to get real in the next volume with the war and more people discovering Ruri isn't really a cat. I'm eagerly anticipating the moment when the Dragon King finds out!
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 7-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication Date: June 1, 2021
ISBN: 9781975317638 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Magic, Isekai, Fantasy, Yen Press
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