Sword Oratoria Vol 6
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Source: Copy courtesy of the publisher!
Aiz and Hermes Familia have joined forces to eliminate the monster outbreak in the pantry, but an unexpected dead end forces their expedition into uncharted territory. Unusual changes are disrupting the delicate balance of the Dungeon, and Aiz finds herself alone against her nemesis, the red-haired Tamer. Will her recent rank-up give Aiz the edge she needs to fight this battle on her own? And without Aiz's support, what will become of Hermes Familia when disaster strikes...?
We quickly solve the mystery of what the deal is with the monsters in this volume....it turns out it's pantry issues, and we head out on a tense journey to investigate that in uncharted territory. What could possibly go wrong?
It's not long before we descend in to battle with Aiz's party aka Hermes Familia, taking on a monster before they manage to make it to the pantry, and Aiz finds herself singled out by Levis. Meanwhile her allies in Bete and Lefiya, along with Filvis, are on their way to help her but find themselves facing some battles of their own, although Lefiya also has some internal struggles to overcome.
There's a nice amount of battling this volume, as well as some drops of intrigue thanks to all this Aria talk. We quickly manage to resolve the mystery of the flower monsters, which I had expected to be dragged out a bit longer although there's still a few questions to be answered. Unfortunately we fall in to despair by the end of the volume, but things may turn around...who knows because we're left on a cliffhanger!