Arcana, Volume 1 by So-young Lee, Barbara Randall Kesel, So-yong Yi, So-Young Lee |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Arcana, Volume 1

Arcana, Volume 1

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by So-young Lee, Barbara Randall Kesel, So-yong Yi, So-Young Lee

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
This fantasy manga follows the adventures of Inez, a young adolescent who wanders with her ancient grandfather through a lushly illustrated world of castles, pageantry, mystical wonders and age-old blood feuds. This landscape is seen through the wondering eyes of a girl on the verge of womanhood, who is also blessed with the unexplained ability to communicate with all species of animals. When Inez's gift becomes known to the local powers that be, she is pressed into reluctant service to attempt to lure a guardian dragon to protect the people as the delicately balanced peace with a malevolent race of demons hangs in the balance. With all of those elements in place, a reader could expect a compelling first installment in a fantasy epic of thrilling scope and spectacle. Alas, this is a slow-moving festival of androgynous figures whose genders are undiscernible unless they are referred to by name, and a lengthy backstory that tries but fails to provide depth and intrigue. Perhaps the story will take narrative flight in subsequent volumes, but it's slow going for both fantasy enthusiasts and manga fans in this first volume. (June) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Publication date:
Arcana Series, #1
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Arcana, Volume 1 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It was really good, and had lots of comedy in it. I was surprisedthat it was funny. It has a good story that hasn't been used very many times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Manga is brilliantly done. The art and the story are excellent and very original. This is one you could read many time and still love. If you enjoy So-young lee's unique syle then this is a great manga for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the art work in this manga its really beautiful. The story line is very original and has lots of attention grabbers...especially with mysterious people popping up every where!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. The graphics are very good, and the story line is original. The main character can be viewed as both female in the beginning but when she starts the journey, she turns into a male image.