Land of Silver Rain 3Posted: December 2, 2006
I still really love this series. It’s getting weirder and weirder as it goes more modern with its story, but the continual reference to the fantasy elements, combined with the sheer cute factor of Prince Sirius, kept me interested and waiting for volume four.
The story now almost entirely takes place in the human world. Sirius arrives, and then the plot shifts almost entirely to Misty Rain trying to remember… well, her memories. She’s still struggling with that, and can’t figure out why she doesn’t have parents. Sirius can’t get her to remember him, though he tries for most of the entire volume, and her continued stubbornness to do less than aknowledge him, does not phase him. His unflagging pursuit is what held my interest the entire volume, as Misty Rain is a rather stubborn and unpleasant character and not a very nice girl, though for whatever reason the humans percieve her as gentle.
The younger brother’s confusion about the reality of dokebi got to me too. Sirius does a number on him as far as revealing his true nature and getting to see parts of Sirius’s house, and he takes it all in with rather hilarious results as he tries to convince other people.
The introduction of Thornpricker was rather silly. She was the only character I hated more than Misty-Rain, but at least she stayed in the background and was disgraced the entire time. But she hasn’t done anything yet, so that’s something for next volume. Something I’m very much looking forward to in the next volume, however, is what price Sirius paid to be able to stay in the human world.
But yes, I’m ready for volume four when it appears. I know I could read it as well as volume five online, but that would make me a bit more sad when I bought the graphic novels.