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Review: Legend (Vol. 10)

Reviewer: Lissa Pattillo
Legend (Vol. 10)

Author: Woo SooJung
Manhwa-go: Kara
Publisher: Yen Press
Rating: Teen (13+)
Release Date: November 2010

Synopsis: “Painfully aware of the fate that lies ahead of Eun-Gyo should either the Shaman or the Bulkirin succeed in their respective goals involving the Seven-Blade-Sword, No-Ah asks Eun-Gyo to run away with him to a place where they can never be found. But Eun-Gyo refuses to allow the world to be destroyed because of her cowardice.”

This final volume of Legend unfortunately compounded all the elements I’ve had issue with for the past few volumes. While in this book many of the recently introduced characters are already gone, or swiftly dealt with, there’s still the leftover resonance of too many characters and most poignantly, too many bad guys. Note: Review contains spoilers for the series

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Review: Legend (Vol. 06)

Reviewer: Lissa Pattillo

Manhwa-ga: Kara/Woo SooJung
Publisher: Yen Press
Rating: Teen (13+)
Release Date: October 2009

Synopsis: “As No-Ah battles on with Toh, Eun-Gyo’s past life resurfaces and she emerges from the pagodas as Joo-Ji, the central blade of the Seven Blade Sword. Having chosen to abandon the balde and be reborn as a human, Joo-Ji (in Eun-Gyo’s body) is eager to reunite with her lover once again. But though he loved her in his past life, No-Ah is hesitant. If he accepts Joo-Ji, will he loose Eun-Gyo forever?”

Eun-Gyo awakes after being kidnapped but she doesn’t seem to be herself and No-Ah fights to protect her while confronting some harsh truths about their quest to collect the blade of the sword – shockers abound! Meanwhile Hu-Dong is going through some changes of his own though he doesn’t seem to be the only one on whom age has played a game. Yet on top of that, what perhaps seems most important in the long-run is that Eun-Gyo questions the often unquestionable by many a shoujo heroine – why has she accepted all this crazy magical, other-worldly stuff that keeps happening to her without question until now?

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Review: Legend (Vol. 04)


Author: WooSoo Jung
Manga-ka: Kara
Publisher: Yen Press
Rating: Teen (13+)
Released: December 2008

Synopsis: “While exploring the mysterious desert, Eun-Gyo, No-Ah and Ho-Dong find a magnificent mansion in the middle of nowhere. There they discover some secrets about the Seven Blade Sword form the mistress of the mansion, who herself is harbouring a secret. And before the end of the night, somebody dies…”

In this fourth volume of Legend, the three travelling companions continue their search for the piece of the Seven Blade Sword but some shocking dreams are hard to ignore. With Eun-Gyo’s feelings in a knot and No-Ah learning more and more about their true connections to one another, there’re more than a few distractions for the trio when they make their way into a grand mansion surrounded by hypnotic flowers.

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Review: Legend (Vol. 03)


Author: Woo Soo Jung
Manhwa-ga: Kara
Publisher: Yen Press
Rating: Teen (13+)
Released: October 2008

Synopsis: “Even after learning No-Ah’s true intentions, Eun-Gyo agrees to help him search for the Seven Blade Sword – as long as he promises to keep her safe. When the trio stumbles out of the lush forest into a barren desert, No-Ah suspects another blade of the sword is the cause. But before they have a chance to investigate, they are caught in the middle of a power struggle at the village temple.”

The trio’s travel on the search for the Seven Blade Sword, runs them into a follower traveller with a strange story to tell. The group of them are captured and imprisoned, trapped in a place where legend of a magic flute could be another clue to the sword pieces they’re looking for.

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Review: Legend (Vol. 02)


Author: Kara Woo
Manhwa-ga: Kara Woo
Publisher: Yen Press
Rating: Teen (13+)
Released: June 2008

Synopsis: “With the help of Eun-Gyo and No-Ah, the “princess” Nak-Rang escapes her captors. But just when they think they’re out of the woods, the high priest Ho-Dong stops them at the edge of the dried-up Mother Lake. There, a battle ensues… and a miracle occurs!”

Eun-Gyo, a schoolgirl travelled to this world from present day, and No-Ah, help the “princess” Nak-Rang escape from her captors. Free from the small town, whose inhabitants are under a spell that leaves them bound in children form, Nak-Rang has hopes of finally being able to grow into an adult. Suddenly under attack, the group must survive while at the same time discover the mystery of the Seven Blade sword.

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