My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This volume doesn’t really conclude anything beyond the arc with Rosalie. Prince is still a nebulous threat, and much of the story still has momentum so it feels like things will continue. The romance between Lydia and Edgar advances, but not to a point anywhere near satisfying. Plus, there are some parts that are a bit heavy-handed, and some metaphors that are a tad overworked. However, Edgar is still a rogue, still scarred, and still amazing in both his arrogance and his depth of character.
We get to meet one of Prince’s henchmen in this volume, but there isn’t as strong a mystery in this volume, and the sword from the previous two volumes isn’t mentioned in this arc. This definitely feels like a set-up for something bigger.
It sucks that this is the final volume. But I’m glad it just sort of…ends. Tying up all those loose ends would have been too brutal for the story.
However, I’m still intrigued by the characters and will likely watch the anime, though I’d really like to get my hands on a translation of the light novels. Or learn Japanese and get the original language version. Motivation!