This series was really good for the first 4 books, then took a massive nosedive in quality starting with book 5. My first excuse for sticking with the series up until book 6 because I heard that that's when the plot really starts diverging from the web novels. Then I kept reading because I was in the middle of the Spirit Tortoise story arc. Then I stuck around because I felt like I had invested too much time in the series to just drop it. But the story just wasn't really all that good.
With all that said, if you're up to book 13 like me, you're also invested in the series, and I'm happy to say that this book is a return to form. It took 8 books, but the story is back to book 1-4 levels of quality. This was something I didn't expect, since it seemed like this book and book 14 where going to bascially be another pointless side story jammed into the main narrative for no good reason like books 8-9 (jury's still out on that actually. We'll see.). I hope Aneko Yusagi keeps up the good work. It is worth noting that the first 2/3 of this book is about stuff in Siltvelt, while only the last 1/3 is about Q'Ten Lo, so the cover/summary is very misleading.
The translation work from One Peace is also much better in this book. There's an ad for the anime at the back of the book, and I think the people at One Peace must have thought they needed to actually do a good job for a change, now that their books might get more attention. I'd say that's too little, too late, but I'm happy I'm no longer buying bad work just because it's the only version of the book that exists.
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: One Peace Books (18 December 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 194493796X
- ISBN-13: 978-1944937966
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 17.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 313 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)