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.
Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 13by Rei Toma
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… See more details below
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!
Princess Nakaba of Senan and Prince Caesar of Belquat only married each other for the sake of peace between their two warring countries, but the two grow to care deeply for each other over time. Just when it looks like Nakaba and Caesar can finally unite Senan and Belquat, however, Nakaba’s beloved attendant Loki asks that she hand Senan over to him! Will Nakaba give in to Loki’s demands? And what life-changing secret will Nakaba’s Arcana of Time power reveal during the height of her distress?
Meet the Author
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >
What more can I say? I simply loved this manga to death. The art was simply beautiful. (Cough, Loki,Cough) The expressions, clothes, background, movements, everything. The story line? It was great! It was not overly dragged out, there was no major confusing skips, it flowed and was extremely well thought out. Oh, there is definitely more to how awesome the story line is, but that you have to experience yourself-- if you haven't yet. The characters were superb, in my opinion. They were well thought out and the main character/heroine was not a weak, blush-y, blubbering girl. She was what you would call strong through her actions and sacrifices. *Upon reread, the characters were pretty much well explained through the tarot cards. Also, you will notice A LOT more hints all over the story. A lot. The ending, oh the ending. It was just tragic, and that probably made me love it even more. The twist will KILL you inside, literally. It will set your already sinking ship to some other depth of swirling darkness, as you can only watch on the side, helpless to do anything, but bawl your heart out and weep for an alternative ending in a parallel world. I have been crying up and down on the roller coaster of feels with this manga, and will continue to reread it. Of course, I will continue to recommend this to friends and fellow manga readers, and of course, cry my heart out tear up at the ending. Every. Single. Time. Okay, please excuse me as I go get a tissue and release all my internal emotional turmoil of feels. Sniff sniff. SO to sum it up, this book, and it's series, is a GREAT read.
Throughout reading this volume I was like what, then wait what and of course wh-what?! Moving on, so when I found about this series, which was a suggestion and well, the name Loki caught my eye. Yes I admit that's what got me reading this series. Anyway, amongst the many manga series I been reading this year, Dawn of the Arcana has to be the one, or well, one of the series that I consistently love and not get bored by. All the while waiting patiently for the next volume. Yeah there's moments where I was like, um what? And huh and of course awwww! It helps immensely that you like the MC, you like the love interest Caesar and yes you love Loki. Honestly my favorite character. And in this volume, I have just one question: WTH! How could you? My feels aren't sure what to think of this. Been a while since a book made me feel a little or close to teary eyed but in a good way. You could say this was both a good and not good way but still made sense? Good series, good I guess? kind of ending and I'm sad to see this be the final volume but at the same glad it ended before it went too long like other series.