Sunday, January 04, 2009

Rating : 3.0/5
Number of Pages : 192
Series : #5 Bizenghast
Format : Manga
Reason for Reading : 999 Challenge, alternative for Manga Challenge, to continue with the series

The fifth installment of the beautifully drawn Bizenghast series. Dinah has lost Vincent (at the end of volume four) who was her best friend. Now she must try to learn to cope without him and continue with her life. It is easier said than done as she plunges into despression and loneliness that only Dinah can get herself out of.

With the helo of Edaniel and Edrear she goes back to her job of freeing and breaking the will of ghosts in the mausoleum. The more difficult ghsts though sense her weakness and are keen to exploit it. She can't seem to stop thinking about Vincent which the ghosts sense and Edaniel and Edrear can't help as they have no soul and Dinah is quick to point out they have not experienced this type of loss before. In one tomb she seems Vincent alive again and in another she is told of a way to communicate with him via Godmother Death. Both are ghostly tricks and Dinah must come to terms with the fact that Vincent is gone forever and nothing can bring him back.

Beautifully drawn as always, I really like Dinah's new hair cut. It's a shame though that this book was mostly filler to volume 6 in the series (due out in August 2009). I look forward to seeing what is in store for Dinah an her companions in the future.


Ana S. said...

The one thing that scares me about manga is getting addicted to 500 new series. I know there are worse problems, though :P