Reinmar of Bielau, called Reynevan, flees after being caught in an affair with a knight’s wife.
With strange, mystical forces gathering in the shadows and pursued not only by the Stercza brothers bent on vengeance, but also by the Holy Inquisition, Reynevan finds himself in the Narrenturm, the Tower of Fools, a medieval asylum for the mad, or for those who dare to think differently and challenge the prevailing order.
The ‘patients’ of this institution form an incomparable gallery of colourful types: including, among others, the young Copernicus, proclaiming the truth of the heliocentric solar system.
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“This is exactly why she got herself stabbed by a fan.”
Heartbroken Nina Kamiyama is a former idol. She’s decided to live her life by keeping her past identity a secret, but her situation intensifies when another discovers who she really is. Who can she trust?
The first volume of this series really hooked me. I love a good mystery and one involving a stalker of sorts only intrigues me more. The story does a deeper dive into Nina’s past and why she left the group at the height of her popularity. Also, I enjoy that this manga is a bit darker than the ones I usually read. Although, I love something light and fluffy, I do also enjoy something a bit grittier at times. Continue reading “Review: Not Your Idol Volume 2 by Aoi Makino”
Jilted at the altar, small-town librarian Claire is forced to go on her romantic honeymoon in New York City alone. After enduring one too many meals for two as one, Claire invites a seemingly harmless little old lady to join her for afternoon tea at the Plaza.
Unbeknownst to Claire, said little old lady is actually a grand wizard, who bestows Claire with a magical amulet that makes her the sitting queen of the magical community. Claire is swept into the gilded world of New York City wizards – and a bitter power struggle for the throne. With the help of a cursed former prince, Claire must untangle this web of deception and find the magical community’s rightful leader before her “honeymoon” is over.
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