The chairman of the Sorcerer's Guild has disappeared, and Tarim the Violet and Daymia the Blue are now vying to fill the coveted seat. With conflict and corruption littering the campaign trail, Lina and Gourry are recruited to maintain homeland security. Along the way, our heroes make some startling discoveries: A mysterious man at the bottom of a pool, a human-like chunkThe chairman of the Sorcerer's Guild has disappeared, and Tarim the Violet and Daymia the Blue are now vying to fill the coveted seat. With conflict and corruption littering the campaign trail, Lina and Gourry are recruited to maintain homeland security. Along the way, our heroes make some startling discoveries: A mysterious man at the bottom of a pool, a human-like chunk of meat, and, to top it off, a headless body. Sharpen your swords and rub your magic stones- Atlas City is one crazy town!...
|Title||:||The Sorcerer of Atlas|
|Number of Pages||:||220 Pages|
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The Sorcerer of Atlas Reviews
Hajime Kanzaka is a lazy writer! I can safely say that! I’ve consulted a higher power regarding some stuff that happens in this book… and the verdict is lazy fuck! Apparently when Mr. Kanzaka uses Gaury stupidity to explain any fantasy element of the story he is being lazy! He is braking what according to my higher power a really important rule of writing… something called “show don’t tell”. so… every time somebody who since to be a really important element of the Slayers universe shows up Gaury will immediately ask “who’s that?” and Lina proceed to explain… it was kind of cute at the beginning… but now is kind of annoying! If it wasn’t for the fact that Mr. Kanzaka recognizes at the end of every book in a really silly way… what a crappy writer he is, and how thankful he is to his readers. I will be pissed off and stop reading em. But since he is being really honest, and not taking any of it seriously I think he is cool…Now let’s talk about the book! After you manage to bypass the writer’s laziness this is really a fun book, Lina is still Lina… meaning you still get that funny as hell redhead megalomaniac that we all know and love! And not only that… this time Mr. Kazaka actually did manage to put some plot twist that actually surprised me!!! It is still a 5! Can’t wait to see what the third installment of the series have in store for me…! p.s. the phrase “butt lover” is used in several occasions in this book… it made me smile each and every time!
The adventures of 15-year-old traveling genius sorceress Lina The Goat, err ... Lina The Pink ... err, Lina The Great and her dense but equally genius swordsman companion Gourry continue as they reach Atlas City and get involved in a local conflict between the most powerful magicians of the town.This second book is pretty much more of the same. It has the same strengths and unfortunately the same weaknesses as the first installment. Again, it is very difficult for an author to be constantly funny (hello Skulduggery) and the humor really has to work for you. For me it did maybe half of the time, the other half it was too flat.I still like Lina. It is awesome that she is really a super strong sorceress without feeling like a Mary Sue at all. Her character is way too normal and ruthless for that. She eats a lot, she kills people if necessary, she acts egoistical to ensure her survival (or enrichment). All in all I think she is a very unique heroine. Gourry's simplemindedness is getting a bit old, but he is also at the origin of a few funny scenes.The story itself was less interesting than that of the first book for me and I can see why it was never animated for the TV series – it's just not that good and doesn't have many interesting secondary characters. But it is a fast read, so you don't waste your time too much either.The sorcerer of Atlas is also quite a bit more violent than its predecessor. In book 1 Lina maybe killed a few bandits, but here things get downright gory. The book deals with chimeras and research on immortality, and therefore you get lots of body part transplantations and experiments on living beings.Nothing in Slayers, apart from Lina herself, stands out for the moment. It is neither very creative nor complex. Even though I think a lot of that is due to the format this story is being published in. As is typical for the so called "Light Novels" this book is awfully short. The author seems to have created a much more complex magic system and setting than he is able to show for now.Slayers is worth reading if you enjoy books a la Skulduggery Pleasant, like a crazy heroine with a unique, sarcastic narrative voice or something very short. These books can be read as stand-alones.
It was good to see what Kanzaka did with Lina and Gourry now that he's done the "boring" work of establishing who they are and what they can do. Gourry is more interesting in the book than in the anime, and there's more romantic joking around than I remember from the show. (They're more aware of one another as male/female, that is). She's also more restrained and less likely to whip off a monumentally inappropriate spell for a small provocation.I thought the plot hung together a bit better in this book than the previous one, but it strikes me that overall there's not much character development going on. Lina is the same at the end of this book as at the beginning of the first. There are another 10 novels in the series, so that may change.Having said that, it's enjoyable, and I really like hearing her voice as she tells her own story.
This was far darker and more visceral than it's corresponding Anime segment: akin to Alfred and Alfonze attempting alchemy on their departed loved ones dark. Not as much humor, but the story acquires a good deal of meat that the first novel was lacking. While Lina remains the self-assured smart-arsed sorcery genius, both she and Gourry come into the serious side of their natures and remind us just how dangerous they can be.
Talk about your mayhem this girl has a serious appetite. Plus her partner Gourry can eat just as much as her. They have been recruited by a council member for protection. Strange turn of events this series is a great read. A must read for any and all manga lovers everywhere.