Review: The Ancient Magus’ Bride Vol. 4, 5, & 6 by Kore Yamazaki

The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 4
Published April 12th 2016 by Seven Seas
Paperback, 184 pages
Author: Kore Yamazaki
Translator: Adrienne Beck

“I am not alone.”

Chise has been summonsed to the Dragon Aerie to begin crafting her very own wand, but her journey has more to offer than she had anticipated: magical wonders, enlightening visions, and perhaps most importantly, insight into Elias’ past and the secrets he has been reluctant to reveal about himself.

Yet while Chise finds some answers about the inhuman mage’s history, mysterious beings are displaying an unexpected interest in Chise herself.

AMAZON 

The Ancient Magus’ Bride has a lovely balance of fae, magic and supernaturals blending well together.

In Volume 4, we learn some of Elias’ history with Lindel and what he has experienced with humans. I liked that we learn more about Elias. I liked that in this one Chise was told not to be so passive and that she is coming into herself.

Their is one scene that bluntly describes the mages and how they often take apprentices. Now this master-apprentices which changes and becomes a spouse-spouse relationship was a bit weird to read and I balked at the idea, but I found that learning this dynamic helped clarify some things about their relationship. Kore Yamazaki somehow made their relationship less creepy; because of how she is developing the characters, how that the characters aren’t human and haven’t had similar experiences as humans do, so they have more freedom to be flexible in how things develop.

To sum up this was another enjoyable read in The Ancient Magus’ Bride.

Rated: 3 Stars

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The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 5
Published July 5th 2016 by Seven Seas
Paperback, 184 pages
Author: Kore Yamazaki
Translator: Adrienne Beck

 

A Fairy In Need

Chise has taken great strides in overcoming her dark past, and is ready for a brighter future by Elias’ side. As for the magus himself, he is finally able to put a name to the strange emotion he’s been feeling for Chise. Meanwhile, a deadly threat looms. When a panicked fairy appears at Chise’s bedside, begging for help, is there anything the young, novice mage can do…?

AMAZON 

The Ancient Magus’ Bride has a lovely balance of fae, magic and supernaturals. The artwork continues to be spectacular.

In Volume 5, we learn how Silky came to take care of Elias’ home. I loved learning about Silky’s past and what she is.

We also get to go to the Fairy Kingdom, because something is wrong with Chise. Their we learn that the fae world changes mortals and that’s not what Elias wants for her. While she is their Chise must save her own life or drown. This moment was powerful and great progress for the character. I also liked that we continue to see Elias having to faces unfamiliar human emotions which make the reader feel too.

Last, Volume 5 was a sad read for me; because the old man, Joel, down the lane that Chise befriend has something very wrong with him and it’s tied to the fae living with him. It was such a sad moment.

This series continues to be quite enjoyable to read.

Rated: 3 Stars

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The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 6
Published January 3rd 2017 by Seven Seas
Paperback, 180 pages
Author: Kore Yamazaki
Translator: Adrienne Beck

The Path Not Chosen

Chise is gradually learning to understand both human nature and the whims of the fae, as well as how to balance them and walk her own path. Suddenly, she receives a mysterious letter from bustling London. What could an alchemist’s apprentice want from her…?

Find out in this long-awaited sixth volume, in a dark fairy tale romance between the human and the inhuman!

Reads from right to left in the traditional Japanese format.


AMAZON 

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Vol. 6 focuses more on character development then anything else. 

This one was a bit slower then the others. We see Alice return and Chise has made a friendship with her. We see Elias have a reaction to Chise having friends. And, we get the Ashen Eye story which was nice. Last, our evil villein makes an appearance at the end of the book. 

As always the artwork remains stunning. 

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Vol. 6 was enjoyable enough. 

Rated: 3 Stars

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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2 comments on “Review: The Ancient Magus’ Bride Vol. 4, 5, & 6 by Kore Yamazaki

  1. Great reviews angela! I’ve never read one of these kind of books,but I will check them out!! Shared on all my socials!!💖😉

  2. it’s been a while since I haven’t read a manga
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