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Sakura, Syaoran and Co go to a world that has a giant library full of books of magic. And one of them has Sakura’s feather/memory.
Volume 13 deals with a little side story about Kurogane and Volume 14 sees the feather recovered and the group onto the next world.
Contrary to my expectations [I stopped reading the series back in October ’12], I actually enjoyed reading these volumes.
Part of that was that these 2 volumes were a single story with an intro into the next story.
Volume 13 is about Lee seeing Kurogane’s past and seeing the events that have turned him into the warrior and killer that he is. It cements the whole Sensei/Grasshopper thing that Lee and Kurogane have.
In the next volume we see the team actually getting Sakura’s feather and fighting off the guardians set in place to protect it. There are several interludes where we see Syaoran’s double [with the eyepatch], Wei-Fang Reed and Yuko the Timewitch.
Wei-Fang obviously has some big plan that involves Clow Reed’s legacy and Sakura and her memories are somehow tied into it as well. We’ll see how CLAMP does with small stories for each volume or 3 and the larger story over a longer range. Honestly, I feel like I’ve missed nothing by not remembering much from volumes 2-12. Not exactly a stellar endorsement is it?
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Artist & Author: CLAMP
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