Crimson Spell 2
February 13, 2015
Ayano Yamane – SuBLime – 2014 – 5+ volumes
Surprisingly, Vald and Havi spend most of this volume apart. I love that the schism occurs because Havi kisses Vald while he’s not a demon. But it’s not really because of the kiss that they wind up apart. They go to a town thanks to a thief that steals Havi’s books, and the town is infested by demons, there’s some big baddies after Vald and Havi, blah blah blah. It’s pretty good though, and better because Amane is not forcing the characters to have sex. Actually, they pretty much don’t in this volume, which is a little shocking for an Ayano Yamane story. I still liked it a lot, though.
The big baddies are mainly aiming for Havi, to use him as a source of power/take him over to get to Vald. The bad guys have a really hard time taking Havi over completely (they need to try, like, three times after capturing him), and Vald feels bad since it’s supposed to be his job to defend Havi, since the latter isn’t a fighter.
I don’t have that much else to say here. I was still delighted, despite most of the content flying under the radar, so to speak. But I’m tickled that Amane is taking the time to build up the story like this, since I’m all about well-done smutty fantasy like this. And again, I binge-bought the rest of the available volumes, so I’m having myself a little marathon. On to the next!