Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Book Review: The Witch and the Beast Vol. 1 by Satake Kousuke (Manga / Fantasy)

Title: The Witch and the Beast Vol.1
Author: Satake Kousuke
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Publication Date: 27 October 2020
Pages:
202
Format:
eBook - PDF
Genre: Manga / Fantasy
Source: ARC via NetGalley

Guideau: a feral girl with long fangs and the eyes of a beast. Ashaf: a soft-spoken man with delicate features and a coffin strapped to his back. This ominous pair appears one day in a town that's in thrall to a witch, who has convinced the townsfolk she's their hero. But Ashaf and Guideau know better. They have scores to settle, and they won't hesitate to remove anyone in their way... 

 

The Witch and the Beast is an enjoyable opening volume with intriguing characters and an engaging plot. Ashaf was my favourite; he comes across really well on the page. The first volume closed in a way that certainly left me keen to know what would happen next. Regarding the artwork, although the style was not my absolute favourite, the images were clean and easily legible both in static scenes and in the action sequences. Worth checking out if you are a fan of fantasy manga with a darker edge.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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