Sunday, May 04, 2008

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 192
Number in Series : #2 Bizenghast
Reason for Reading : Spring Reading Thing Challenge

Following on from Volume One, Dinah and Vincent have released ten of the forty ghosts in the mausoleum and have unlocked one of the four tower guards. Edaniel is a smart talking cat with magical powers which can transform the humans as well as himself. He helps guide them, without actually getting involved, in the quest for the other thirty spirits to set free.

The next set are more difficult than the first few, they are harder to free and they are likely to hide. One was a spoilt rich girl whose ghost was drowning children before being trapped in the mausoleum. Dinah needs to find her to return her missing necklace, also putting the girl back together like a jigsaw puzzle or the witch in Return to Oz. Another is Plague who accidentally infects Vincent causing Dinah and Edaniel to fetch a Lazurus apple. Meanwhile Dinah visits a psychiatrist and her aunt shows a much more human side.

As beautifull drawn as the first manga, I really enjoyed this tale. There were some interesting ideas for further storylines which I look forward to reading about in further mangas. There is a great bonus section at the back of some of the artists dresses she has made for cosplay.


Ana S. said...

Oooh, talking cat! It's good to know that the second book in the series is as good as the first.

Jill said...

This sounds like a great series - I hadn't even heard of it. Thanks!