Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 1

Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 1

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by Rei Toma
     
 

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Princess Nakaba of Senan is forced to marry Prince Caesar of the enemy country Belquat, tantamount to becoming a hostage. While Caesar is pleasing to the eye, he is also selfish and possessive, telling Nakaba outright: “You are my property.” With only her attendant Loki at her side, Nakaba must find a way to cope with her hostile surroundings, her fake

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Princess Nakaba of Senan is forced to marry Prince Caesar of the enemy country Belquat, tantamount to becoming a hostage. While Caesar is pleasing to the eye, he is also selfish and possessive, telling Nakaba outright: “You are my property.” With only her attendant Loki at her side, Nakaba must find a way to cope with her hostile surroundings, her fake marriage...and a mysterious power!

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School Library Journal
Gr 7–10—Nakaba is forced to marry Prince Caesar in order to unite two disputing countries. However, Nakaba is from the poorer country and is considered different, even discriminated against because of her red hair. Caesar is constantly telling her what to do and often makes her feel like a hostage in the marriage. Nakaba has a secret weapon, though, the faithfulness of her Ajin, Loki, who is often referred to as a pet or dog by the wealthier class. The Ajin are considered inferior to humans and forced into slavery. Nakaba has grown up with Loki looking after her and, even after Prince Caesar injures and exiles him, he always miraculously returns to her side when she is threatened. A second volume of this story would help greatly because this one just starts to get interesting after introducing the characters and the roles they play in this world. The art is also different from traditional manga because the characters are clearly individualized by their cultural differences and hairstyles.—Jessica Lorentz Smith, Bend Senior High School, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421551944
Publisher:
VIZ Media
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Series:
Dawn of the Arcana Series , #1
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
187
Sales rank:
202,986
File size:
74 MB
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Meet the Author

Rei Toma has been drawing since childhood, but she only began drawing manga because of her graduation project in design school. When she drew a short-story manga,Help Me, Dentist, for the first time, it attracted a publisher's attention and she made her debut right away. Her magnificent art style became popular, and after she debuted as a manga artist, she became known as an illustrator for novels and video game character designs. Her current manga series, Dawn of the Arcana, is her first long-running manga series, and it has been a hit in Japan, selling over a million copies.

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Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
V_1 More than 1 year ago
What a great book! The characters each have a view all their own and they aren't all as they apear. Loki obviously knows more than he lets on and Caesar may be a real jerk in the beginning but he has his demons and yes he does have a heart somewhere deep, deep down there, and it's a pretty nice one at that. Nakaba is a great, strong heroin who is very lucky to have Loki around. I mean he's adorable <3! Anyway there is some seriously, for lack of a better term, WEIRD kissing in this book so try not to puke but other than that it is just a sweet book with some awesome jousting and sword wielding moments. This series is definately one to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The heroin keeps you on your toes and you learn that their may be a heart in even the coldest of souls. You learn how easily one may fall in love with another in the most odd times. I highly recomend this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absoueltly love it, wasnt sure but now i am glad, cant wait for the rest of the series to come out!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Never heard of this but in the summary read the name Loki and immediately wanted to read this. But at the same time, the summary sounded interesting none the less. The main character surprised me and I was like, wow, is she going to be a strong heroine? Thank you and smiled when she stood up for herself. I was like, finally! And it seems there's more to the prince too. Very good start to a series I just might continue reading.
kcody03 More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing series that has a lot of depth and emotion both in the characters and the storyline. I was a bit unsure of this at first, but after the first chapter was quickly drawn in. The story is a bit slow at first, but has enough intrigue and action to keep me at the edge of my seat. By far the best part of this series is the relationships between the three main characters Nakaba, Loki, and Caesar. They each have their own unique personality and many times they clash with each other, but little by little we see some of the softer sides of them and how even when they absolutely hate each other they are able to bring out the best of each other. Nakaba is calm and generally level headed, but her fiery temper comes to the forefront whenever someone threatens Loki. Nakaba and Loki do not have a romantic relationship, but their love for one another clearly shows through. Loki would give his life for Nakaba and she in turn would do the same. Although I love these two I did like seeing them coming to trust others a little more as the series went on. It showed how much they had grown. On a side note I am secretly hoping that maybe just maybe there will be something between Nakaba and Loki in the future, but so far no good. Caesar definitely has one of the bigger personalities in the book. He is obnoxious, arrogant, rude, insensitive, and yet at the strangest moments a softer side of him is shown. I think out of all of the characters he has grown the most. Though it happens gradually he does seem to show more of his true self as the series progresses. I liked this character because of how interesting and unique he was. He may not be someone I would be friends with in real life, but he definitely brings makes things livelier wherever he goes. I cannot wait to read more of this series and highly recommend this to all shojo fans!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best manga book i hav ever read. BEWARE: the kissing scenes in this book are really intence. I just wish i could rate it ten stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This manga is a really good it just make you want to read more! So good that i read it more than once!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved!!!!
TeddyBearsCry More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this story! The characters were amazing; the detail in the artwork  was beautiful. But the only thing that I hated in this story was the very last book, I hated the ending. But it was cute. I just wish it would have ended differently. 
MangaLoverJG More than 1 year ago
Has it all! Comedy, romance, action, drama, what more do you want? I really love these characters, can't wait to see what happens.
M_reader661 More than 1 year ago
I'm glad I took a chance on this series...I've read through volume 6 and the storyline keeps getting better...!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lovvveee it but are there books like these but in novel form not in manga (even know i bought all the series) >_<
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting, beautiful characters, interesting storyline. I bought vol. 2 (^.^)
mgolden More than 1 year ago
I really loved this story! I was not sure if I would like this so I only purchased the first one. After I finished I regretted not buying the rest. The story was well done. I could not figure out how it would end, making it hard to put this story down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is amazing and i love it cant wait for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm glad I bought this manga....
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I love this i was up all night reading it its not the best manga bleach and blue exorcist are but its up there :)
Invader_Zee More than 1 year ago
Omg!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loki like, Thor 's ''brother'' Loki , or someonec else??