Les Bijoux 5Posted: March 18, 2007
So the end is pretty epic, and it does things that I would not have expected from it. It was okay, there were many ways to go about it, but I respect it for having the courage to do something few series (well, at least the ones I read) do, even when it is promised throughout the entire run of the damn series.
Anyway, most of this volume consists of the final battle between Diamond and Lapis Lazuli. Diamond sets off the catalyst himself, by killing Shell and incurring Emerald’s wrath. Emerald shows him how to have the power to control the world, even though he doesn’t want it, and gets him to seize this power by telling him that Lazuli would come back to him. The end end is all the characters sitting around reminiscing with their children running around.
There are many shades of RG Veda throughout, though it is not really a direct retelling or anything as obvious as that. It’s quite good girl fantasy, if that’s what you’re into, but a pretty middle-of-the-road title otherwise if you’re not into fantasy. I liked it, anyway, a lot. An awful lot. I do wish we could’ve seen all the parts that were skipped over.