Title: Red River Vol 21
Author: Chie Shinohara
May Contain Spoilers
Wah! What’s going on here? Yuri’s about to become Mrs Ramses? Now, don’t get me wrong, Ramses is every bit as hunky as Kail, and he looks so gorgeous in his loincloth, but still! Have you no shame, Yuri? Oh, wait, it’s all just a scheme to expose Nakia and Nefertiti’s unlikely alliance as the two old biddies maneuver behind the scenes to change the outcome of the war between their countries.
I thought the art was top-notch in this volume – I love the Egyptian costumes and jewelry. Even the architecture had me longing to dig out some of my old textbooks from the basement – I wanted to be an Egyptologist in my younger days, don’t ya know. I soon realized that I would need to choose another profession if I wanted to be able to keep up my book habit, though, so bean counter I became. It just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?
Yuri’s impulsiveness gives Nefertiti the excuse she’s been looking for to have the young general dragged into her lair like a spider pouncing on a fly, and things aren’t looking so good for Ramses. While he’s being tortured, Yuri has the perfect opportunity to escape and be re-united with Kail. I would have been very disappointed if she had just turned tail and run, but no, she remembers her friends – if Ramses could be called a friend. Anyway, she sets out to match wits with the cruel older woman to force her to release her new play thing. Though I still find that it stretches the imagination that Yuri could be such a tactical genius, she did look exceptionally cool sitting on that camel.
Rated for Older Teen
Review copy provided by Viz