Saigami, Volume 1 - Rockport Edition

(Re)Birth by Flame

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Pub Date 12 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 09 Jun 2022

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Now from Rockport Publishers and including new content: Saigami, Volume 1.

A troubled girl’s life changes when she ends up in a fantasy world with dragons, curious characters, and her own emerging ability to control flames.

The girl known as Ayumi is a troubled European teenager who feels lost, like a stranger in her world. Her father left when she was little, while her mother’s work means she is never around. A love of manga and books keeps her happy, while honest-to-goodness friends seem to be something only other people have. But this is not the case in the fantasy land known as Aesztrea. In this strange new world, there are dragons, creatures, and warriors who can wield power beyond our wildest imagination.

When Ayumi arrives in Aesztrea, she learns that she may also be a Saigami. This warrior class of supernatural and superhuman abilities is one of the most honored and respected people in this new world. For the first time in her life, her potential is limitless, and she has seemingly found a place and a people where she can belong.

But not all is right in Aesztrea, and there is a gnawing threat that the citizens can feel growing. Ayumi will have to face her own demons to get to the bottom of this and determine who she wants to be.

Saigami is rated T for Teen, recommended for ages 13 and up.

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Now from Rockport Publishers and including new content: Saigami, Volume 1.

A troubled girl’s life changes when she ends up in a fantasy world with dragons, curious characters, and her own emerging...

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Thank you to NetGalley, Quarto Publishing Group, Rockport Publishers, Seny, and Saturday AM for the opportunity to read this manga in exchange for an honest review.

I had never heard of Saturday AM before and was curious as to their line of manga publishing. It is a U.S. based company that published manga artists from around the world, with influences from original Japanese anime and manga.

Saigami: one who can access magic from the astral plane.

Ayumi questions the events of her life, often feeling useless and unwanted. When she finds herself in Aesztrea, she refuses to continue feeling useless, joining Sean and his dragon, as well as his friend Reyji on an adventure. They certainly don't believe Ayumi when she claims she is from another world, but when Sean's older brother, Sam, investigates, he finds some truth to her tale, as there may be someone out there who can help her get home.

When Ayumi exhibits a strange power of her own, friendships may be torn apart. On top of that, a strange new threat seems to be following the party. At least magic can destroy the "incantations" of darkness on their trail, but what deeper evil lay behind these attacks?

The art is pretty cute and I love the dragons. An excellent start to a fantasy series featuring a female protagonist taken to another world. I have high hopes for the character development, and the possibility or romance, as the story continues.

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Thank you to netgalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me access to this book to read. I have seen this online so I was intrigued to be accepted to read this as an eARC.

This was such a good manga the characters where great and the art style was fun to read. The characters and the world is what draws you into the story and makes you want to read more. Athough there was a little bit of information dropping sections which were a little boring this was expected for the first in the series. I thought there were loads of open ended questions and things that happened that could be very good in the next mangas in the series so I cant wait to read more from this artist in the future in this series.

I would defiantly recommend checking out this book if you have not already.

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This was an amazing story with a great storyline. I love the color (when there is some), the characters are well fleshed out. The world traveling is a fun aspect. I cannot wait to read more! Would recommend to manga readers.

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