Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waffle Wednesdays: The Earl and the Fairy

By Ayuko
3 / 5 Gnomes
A review in 10 words or less: "Girl who sees fairies keeps getting kidnapped by mean men."

Lydia Carlton is a fairy doctor,one of the few people with the ability to see the magical creatures who share our world. During one of her rare trips to London to visit her father, Lydia’s quiet life is suddenly transformed when she is rescued from kidnappers by a mysterious young man!

Edgar Ashenbert claims to be descended from the human ruler of the fairy kingdom, and he urgently needs Lydia’s help to find and claim his birthright, the legendary sword of the Blue Knight Earl. Things will never be the same for Lydia as she is pulled into a dangerous quest against dark forces!

~Barnes and Noble Description~

I realize that my reviews of manga are not really reviews.  I spend most of my time here talking through story-lines in the hope that I'll eventually understand what is going on.  Any advice on successfully reading manga would be greatly appreciated!

So what I think is happening in The Earl and the Fairy...there's this girl named Lydia who can see fairies.  And there's this boy named Edgar (or John...or Gotham?) who needs someone who can see fairies to find an ancient sword.  Then there's this guy named Huxley, who is apparently bad news.  He tried to kidnap Lydia, who was on the way to see her father in London, but Edgar/John/Gotham intervened.  At the end of volume one, Lydia has agreed to help Edgar/John/Gotham in finding the sword, and Lydia's father discovers that she is missing.

I think I like it so far.  Despite the fact that there's a talking cat, I like fairies and myths about ancient swords, so it has that working in its favor.  If I can just figure out who this Earl and Huxley are, I think I'll be set.  Hopefully the next volumes of Black Butler, D.Gray-Man, or Black Bird will return to the library soon. 

See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. I loved this series! Unfortunately whoever was doing the online scanlations stopped and I think they stopped publishing the English translations here as well (or at least I've not seen any new ones in the book stores). Which is a shame because I quite liked this series.


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