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Godchild, Volume 1
     

Godchild, Volume 1

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by Kaori Yuki
 

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Deep in the heart of 19th century London, a young nobleman named Cain walks the shadowy cobblestone streets of the aristocratic society into which he was born. Forced to become an earl upon the untimely death of his father, Cain assumes the role of head of the Hargreaves, a noble family with a dark past. With Riff, his faithful manservant, and Mary Weather, his

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Deep in the heart of 19th century London, a young nobleman named Cain walks the shadowy cobblestone streets of the aristocratic society into which he was born. Forced to become an earl upon the untimely death of his father, Cain assumes the role of head of the Hargreaves, a noble family with a dark past. With Riff, his faithful manservant, and Mary Weather, his 10-year-old half sister, Cain investigates the mysterious crimes that seem to follow him wherever he goes.

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Publishers Weekly
Manga readers with a taste for stylish, delirious melodrama will enjoy this addition to the long-running "The Cain Saga" which also includes the manga series Angel Sanctuary. Late 19th-century London society women swoon at the sight of slender, sloe-eyed young Lord Cain, Earl of Hargreaves. They don't recognize his hereditary burden of melancholy, from which he distracts himself by tracking down dangerous maniacs. He is accompanied and sometimes aided by Riff, his manservant and extremely close companion, and by his doll-like, 10-year-old half-sister, Marie, who serves as an unwitting lure for serial killers. Cain is menaced by his mad-scientist half-brother Dr. Jizabel Disraeli, assassin for a secret criminal organization founded by Cain's monstrously abusive father. The four stories in this volume are thankfully self-contained, each developing from an initially baffling mystery into a frenzy of dark revelations and derring-do, after which Cain is left cuddling Marie or gazing soulfully at Riff. Yuki's stories revel in hints of spiritual angst and kinky tendencies, reinforcing the hero's romantic alienation. Her art is lovingly detailed but dramatically cut, with startlingly odd angles and abrupt jumps from closeups to distant shots; managing to create and sustain a giddy mood in which the absurd action can be convincing and even moving. (Mar.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421502335
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
GodChild Series , #1
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
884,945
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Godchild, Volume 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
kar012 More than 1 year ago
This series is not for the weak of heart! The contents of this book are very mature and physiologically thrilling... it will mess with your head and make you very angry but it is a fabulous read and one I plan to add to my collection. I would not consider it suitable for children under 16 years old unless they are mature for their age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this manga because I was looking and this popped up. I decided to only buy the first one since they were kinda cheap. But they are really good. I wish I bought more! Except my friend pointed out it is kinda like Black Butler except there is no demon and more gore. The plot line is consitant and keeps you on your seat, wanting more. It has a nice styling and great art. I wish the made this an anime! But otherwise it is a grrat book and worth reading. I recommed this as a must have for all self-respecting manga/anime fans of all types.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series! I am also very pleased that it is now available as a Nook Book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its like black butler but no demons or grim reapers in it. I love the ART!!!!!!!!! The story freaking epic and the characters are interesting and well developed
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This manga will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart! It was the first one to really get me into manga about 8 years ago!
Sfranco3792 More than 1 year ago
Aswesome story can't wait for the next valuem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the entire series and loved. But it is so sad because of Cain's past and the people he loves always die or strangers die because they're somehow are connected to Cain and its usually not his fault. I wouldnt recommend this series who don't like depressing endings.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
At first this book scared me. Then me friend told me that it was super awsome so I thought eh why not. Now I cann't get enough of them. I love Oscar. Cain still kinda scares me. Riff OMG:0 Riff I am so hoping he is not who he says he is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Godchild is the ultimate manga! It has humor, mystery, and weird romantic antics, by Oscar of course. Cain is an awesom guy with a bad past and Oscar...is well just there. So read this book! It's amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cain, the black sheep of the family, finds and salvs misterys, suasides, and murders along with his mansurvent Riff. But in these crimes he has to protect his beloved 10 year old half sister Mary Weather from all the sick people. If you like scary things, or mabe sadness then this is the book for you. alot of gothic fans read these books like me!! but if you arnt just try it... k? k. =) love you all: mrs. gerard way
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever mystifying and not to mention entertaining, 'Godchild' has surprisingly caught me in it's mysterious web! I love the characters in the story and the incredibly creative situations in which Cain finds himself! All in all, a great manga!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one amazing manga. The stories are creative and lively. I recomend this book to any of the darker manga readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series takes place about roughly......the 1800s. It has serial killers, exorcists, killer uncles, abusive paents ect. It covers all the aspects to make a killer storyline. The main character, young Lord Cain is somewhat a fascinating mystery that is admired and feared for it is said that he is cursed. This series I am quite sure will not dissapoint with its dark mysteries that surround the main character and the even darker mysteries inside him. To get his name sake look into the story of, 'Cain and Able.'