The Heroic Legend Of Arslan 2 by Yoshiki TanakaThe Heroic Legend Of Arslan 2 by Yoshiki Tanaka

The Heroic Legend Of Arslan 2

byYoshiki TanakaIllustratorHiromu Arakawa

Paperback | November 4, 2014

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After escaping the horrors of the battlefield, Arslan takes refuge with Daryun in a mountain retreat belonging to the former lord and genius strategist, Narsus and enlists his assistance in his mission to reclaim his lost kingdom. Meanwhile, the royal capital of Ecbatana is under siege by the Lusitanians and the queen finds herself captured by the mysterious masked figure behind the fall of Pars.
Dr. Yoshiki Tanaka is a popular Japanese novelist who is best known for The Heroic Legend of Arslan and Legend of the Galactic Heroes. His works have been known to span across multiple media, including manga, anime, and even musicals. Hiromu Arakawa is the award-winning artist behind the immesnsely popular Fullmetal Alchemist. In addit...
Title:The Heroic Legend Of Arslan 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.58 inPublished:November 4, 2014Publisher:Kodansha ComicsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1612629733

ISBN - 13:9781612629735

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow Start, Better Ending A bit of a let down after the great start of vol. 1 but I'm still interested. Kind of a slow and confusing start as we have a lot of talk between characters, getting to know them, while at the same time trying to remember what happened in vol. 1. (I really miss it when manga does not start with a character profile and story so far intro page.). Then things pick up as a few flashbacks help bring back previous events and the story gets back into military mode and the attack on the castle begins. Large section of intrigue, traitors and battle violence as the castle is under siege. Meanwhile Arslan and gang are avoiding the enemy as they try to return to the kingdom. The Queen plays a prominent role here though we don't get to know her character much further. Two new characters are introduced both of suspicious natures, a masked man who appears to be a traitor to Pars but later we are not sure whose side he is on, the other is a roaming mercenary and lothario who seems to keep to the side who pays him but may actually be something more than he appears. These two are intriguing and the book ends much better than it began. Am most interested at this point to go on to book three before deciding whether I'll continue with the series.
Date published: 2014-11-04