Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Review - The Dark Earth Manga (Volume 1)

Aidan has always dreamed of a different life, one that was somehow more than what he knew. Desperate times force him and his adoptive family to move to Grandfather Patrick’s house on Devil’s Ridge, a tiny, rural town, that is far more than what it seems.

On the Ridge, Aidan finds a world filled with magic, monsters and terrifying beauty. He has discovered his “different life” but it isn’t at all what he expected, and not all of it is good.

With most of the townspeople involved in the Clan, a dark cult, and Grandfather Patrick as the Clan’s head, Aidan knows he isn’t just imagining that the whole town is out to get him. When Aidan is lured by an ancient force literally in his own backyard, he is rescued by the mysterious and handsome Asher Vane, who his grandfather calls a “demon”. Is Asher something terrible? More importantly, is Aidan?

Manga Breakdown

I did read this from the website Raythe Reign so nothing was censored by Amazon. Which I prefer, I abhor censorship. So this series does show graphic content. One of the volumes isn't even available on Amazon because it's too racy? I'm not actually sure exactly why it's not as I've not gotten that far into the series.

Not a lot happens in this one. This is really just wetting your appetite while giving you all the details for what is to come! We get a little about Aidan and his family, we see that they are broke and his dad is not in the picture. We also get to know that Aidan is adopted and he's told that he's a lot like the sidhe and that his grandfather is the leader of The Clan..... a group that hates the sidhe. So there's some serious tension there!

We met Ash, who saves Aiden from falling into this sinister well. We also see just how much his grandfather hates the sidhe. Lastly, we learn that Asher is drawn to Aiden which means some wonderful romance is in the future!

The art is stunning! Not one single negative thing to say about it. The art is what drew me into the book but now the story has sunk its teeth into me and won't let go. If you love romance, manga, m/m pairings, and fantasy, you my dear, will freaking LOVE this.