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デビルズライン 10 [Devil's Line 10] (Devils' Line, #10)デビルズライン 10 [Devil's Line 10] by Ryo Hanada

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Okay this one was both great for character development but also full on creepy and not necessarily in a good way. There's no way of clarifying that without some spoilers so that's your warning. Tsukasa and Anzai are both at ONL with his mother, learning his history but also they're ready to take their relationship to the next level.

But rather than just have the team teach them how to have safe devil/human sex, Mom is there, giving instructions AND later watching to be sure it's safe. Um that is just too messed up. I'm wondering how much I want to see this. I mean I do like it but this is a twist I can't say I like.

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Vinland Saga, Volume 9: Fighting for a FutureVinland Saga, Volume 9: Fighting for a Future by Makoto Yukimura

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I feel like we're finally back on a more interesting track. Thorfinn along with Einar, Leif and a few other friends are on a quest to get backing to try to go to Vinland (North America), but there are many obstacles, lack of funding, runaway brides stowing away, savage pursuit, orphaned toddlers and Thorfinn's past coming back to haunt him.

That last one is the one that interested me. Enter Hild, a young woman with a scarred face. She wasn't what women are wanted to be back 1090, she's intelligent, with great skills in engineering but it all comes to a tragic end and she's now a huntress. Thorfinn's childhood was soaked in blood and he was complicit in many atrocities. His desire to never lift another weapon now doesn't change that. Hild wants him to pay for what he's done to her in the past.

She is a complex character that I really enjoyed. The art and history in this is fantastic. Thorfinn is still an interesting compelling character. I'm still along for the ride.

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Tags: historical fiction, manga, urban fantasy

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