Red River vol. 22

REDRIVER22Warning!!!! Reading this blog will lead to some spoilers!!! So beware if you wish to continue

What’s on the back: Learning that Nefertiti has taken Ramses to a temple inside her palace, Yuri rushes there to try to save him, In the course of the attempt, she and Nefertiti wind up in an argument that results in the proud Queen of Egypt learning too much! While all of this is ging on, the rebels have kept busy storming the palace. Success seems within their grasp, but their leader Yuri’s desire to rescue Ramses does not promise that they will ultimately triumph in their fight for freedom.

Review: Red River ranks as one of my top favourites. Not only is the story excellent. The main herione, Yuri, is actually a strong character. In a lot of shoujos, the main heroines normally has a flaw. Like for example, in PSME, the main heroine is timid and shy. Yuri’s only flaw is that she keeps getting kidnapped. lol.

In this volume, Yuri is leading a group of rebels in order to save Ramses from Nefertiti’s clutches. Honestly, I don’t find her as evil as the Nakia, but her ways of doing things is quite wrong. Yuri storms into Nefertiti’s palace and corners her in the temple. Yuri acidently said too much, and ultimately her identity was leaked. But in the end, evidence against Nakia’s and Nefertiti’s treachery towards their own nation was found, and Ramses was also release. Ramses also decided not to go after Yuri anymore. He realizes that Yuri loved Kail too much, and that he would never find a place in her heart.

Yuri had a problem though. The rebels learned about Yuri’s plan and thought that she had no intention of leading them in the rebellion. But Yuri’s intention was to release Ramses in order for him to hear the rebel’s woes.  But in reality, the rebels thought that Yuri was a traitor, so they set out to try to kill her. So during her journey back to a saver destination, they were attacked by the rebels. Yuri makes it out of the situation unharmed, but Ilbani was left behind to fight the rebels. Yuri arrives in Byblos and meets up with her old comrades. She rushes to Kail’s side only to find that he is sick.

Right at the end of the volume, we learn that Kail is sick. When I was reading this, I was like Oh My God…what happened to him? Now, I’m dying to know what happens next. But unfortunately, I don’t have the next volume.

Final Thoughts: I love the fluidity of this story. The story never leaves you confused or wonder what the hell just happened. I’m actually a sucker for Historical romances. Especially when it involves individuals who actually existed. Sometimes I even find myself looking it up in wikipedia. I can’t wait for the next volumes of this manga to arrive, especially since, the manga is almost done.

Overall Grade: A

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