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Trinity Blood, Rage Against the Moons, Volume 1, From the Empire

Trinity Blood, Rage Against the Moons, Volume 1, From the Empire

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by Sunao Yoshida

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Gr 9 & Up - In a postapocalyptic Europe, the Vatican creates a crack AX squad to combat the growing New Human Empire, an entire country of vampires-or, as they call themselves, Methuselahs. The affable, bumbling Father Abel Nightroad is one of the AX agents. He fights bloodsucking dukes, rescues genetic "witches," and protects the preteen pope from an assassination attempt. This novel jump-started the manga and anime of the same title, and the sheer number of ideas it thrusts at readers is intriguing, but the follow-through is haphazard at best. Gender segregation, lost technology, and international affairs are all teased at, but ultimately fall by the wayside as buckets of blood and mass decapitations become the focus of the action. But most damning is that the plots and circumstances don't pass the logic test of making consistent sense. A notable example happens when an android executioner spares the life of one person because he's out of ammunition, only to reload and execute a different threat only seconds later. The dialogue is littered with bizarre idioms that jolt readers out of the incomplete world-building, and the sporadic black-and-white illustrations do little to solidify the atmosphere or provide key visuals for the action.-Benjamin Russell, Belmont High School, NH

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Publication date:
Trinity Blood Series , #1
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 5.06(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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Trinity Blood, Rage Against the Moons, Volume 1, From the Empire 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Vampires. Powerful, eternal, virtually indestructible, they are at the highest level of evolution. Aren't they awfully cocky, thinking like that? What if you knew there was something stronger, more powerful, older? What if you were that thing? Well, then you would be AX Special Agent Crusnik. Traveling in the guise of a simple poor priest, which he actually is, Agent Crusnik aids the Vatican in a constant, post-apocalyptic, political battle. Often throwing direct orders out the window, and taking his partners along for the ride, Crusnik battles his enemies to the bitter end. Until the next one appears. Exposing more plots and evils than he expunges, he and the other agents must continue to be a virtually unbeatable force. And that is quite a big shoe to fill.

Don't be put off by the religious references before you read this. This is literally post-apocalypse. Rome is one of the few major powers left, and the Vatican is not at all what you would expect.

Of all of the pop fiction that I've read, which isn't exactly a ton, but is a fair amount, this book comes the closest to anime. So, if you're a fan of anime, this is the book for you.

Amidst the non-stop action, Agent Crusnik is hilariously witty, a little bit bitter, and still manages to remain concerned about everyone else. He's definitely someone I'd want on my side. Just not around all the time, what with the constant death, destruction, and mayhem.

I want more, please. Pleasantly, there are five more stories on the way, as well as DVDs!
truth2me-istruthenough More than 1 year ago
When I first read the prologue behind the 1st manga volume of trinity blood i was like i need to read this..and i did of course and i fell in luv. ill definitly continue going through vampire action and the deph of the details in the book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a fan of Trinity Blood (in all three medias) I'm not unfamiliar with those people who fail to see its worth and genius. However, I'm upset that anyone (such as the critic above) could be so close minded to the dazzling worlds depicting in this novel (and woefully blind to the greater depths of Tres's humanity). But...beyond that...this novel is excellent and a must-read for anyone who likes the manga or anime. For anyone who digs vampires or science fiction in general. For anyone who just wants to be entertained with a beautiful, complex story. But I warn you all: it's not for the shallow-minded.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this novel. I used to hate anything and everything that had gorr, vampires, or violence. But when I skimmed the first manga and saw the Anime I was hooked! Yes, there are some plot holes in the series, but it has yet to be comptleted due to Sunao Yoshida's untimely death. I recommend this book to anyone that loves action and suspense. I've already read this book 18 times. Yes, Im actually re-reading this book constantly. I can't wait to get my hands on more of the manga and novels. I've given this book to many of my friends that like the anime and they love it. Be sure to check out the anime/manga/novels.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Written by the Late Sonao Yoshida, Trinity Blood - Rage Against the Moons is a must-have for any Vampire lover. Action-packed, drizzled with humour, and sparkled with beautiful artwaork by the Great THORES Shibamoto. I highly recommend this book for all teenagers and beyond. I anticipate Trinity Blood - Reborn on the Mars.