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Madan no Ou to Vanadis Volume 3

26 May, 2014

Madan no Ou To Vanadis Volume 3

Source: http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Madan_no_Ou_to_Vanadis


Summary

The knights have moved. Led by Roland, a renowned fighter and commander of unparalleled skill within the kingdom of Brune. They move for one reason… To subjugate the traitor, Tigrevurmud Vorn.

Having resolved the threat of Ludmira, Tigre has started to consolidate his forces and allies in preparation for his conflict with Duke Thenardier. It is not soon after meeting with one of Ganelon’s close allies Marquis Greast, that Tigre learns how the kingdom of Brune has interpreted his mission of protection and justice.

With the knighthood against him and Roland closing in, Tigre struggles to maintain his army’s morale and keep peace between people of differing lands.

Interpretation

Oh that all the women are powerful and intimidating. In many ‘harem’ styled series this isn’t always the case. Even more enjoyable for me however is that Tigre, while still typically airheaded in this situation. Does have his sense of backbone and acknowledges the feelings of those around him and his own. Even if not to the degree or in the full manner.

Tigre continues to grow and we see his troubled seeking of answers. What is his bow? Why does he have those powers? Can he bring peace and understanding between his forces and those of Zhcted? We watch as he acknowledges there is more to the world than his land of Alsace and begins to form questions as to the nature and relationships of differing lands.

The mysterious power of his bow continues to remain shrouded in mystery, though we will learn part of it’s potential and past. With the introduction of Roland we are shown that the powers of the Vanadis are not limited to only Vanadis. Though this is something that should have been thought of with the power of Tigre’s bow. With two people unrelated to the Dragon Kingdom we can only wonder how many other such powers may be?

We meet one of Ellen’s close friends in greater detail as Sophie spends time to learn more about the one who so moved her friend. This being the third Vanadis in the third volume implies we can expect to learn about each Vanadis in each novel. Although that is only based on early thoughts.

We see less in the way of battles and more in the way of preparations and maneuverings. The little we do see seems to be more in the fashion of showing us that Tigre and his allies are able to competently command and do indeed have the potential to fight against the much more numerous forces that lay before them.

This doesn’t stop me from drawing closer to my screen as I read a little faster in an attempt to reach the climactic clash of who will emerge victorious.

I do enjoy that each key figure does indeed get a backstory so far and we are indeed led to feel empathetic ties to each of them. Whether it be understanding, contempt or desire for the evil bastards to be killed off even a little faster.

The icing on the cake for me is that at the beginning we are shown small actions and plans set in motion. Yet they are not again mentioned… What has been happening outside of the battlefields? I’m sure that we will find more answers in the next volume. Oh you evil author you…

I’ll give it an 8/10 because I enjoy this series. I like the characters and story. The way the two kingdoms are continue to have smaller diplomatic maneuverings gives us even greater possibility for the future. Besides Mira gets more spotlight next volume 😉 and Sasha is Delectable on the eyes 😉 mwahaha. Yes I would give a higher score if something is pleasing on the eyes 😉 Not that I would enjoy something purely because of that though :p

Rating 8/10

~Kanshisha13

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