Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 5 by Ohtaka Shinobu
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another splendid volume in this series! This time things take a darker turn and we don't have much humour as action and battling is the order of the day here. Focusing in on Alibaba and Sinbad, mostly, we start off with a background story then quickly come back to the action at hand which is a land, Balbabb, in turmoil. Various factions are fighting against the rotten King and in turn, Alibaba finds himself challenged against multiple, um, challengers! The cast has become larger now, everyone is together and even though the focus is on someone else the others still all make appearances and have input. My mind wandered a little as all the, shall we say political, situations were explained but it is necessary to the overall plot. So not my favourite volume but still a fine entry with a worrisome cliffhanger ending!
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