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A curse is a difficult thing to break. Vald, prince of Alsvieth upon taking up arms to defend his country was beset with a curse that transforms him into a ravenous cannibalistic beast....

Title : The Crimson Spell, Volume 2
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ISBN : 9781598832914
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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The Crimson Spell, Volume 2 Reviews

  • Jamie
    2018-11-14 12:25

    Much like volume 1 of this series the artwork enchants me once more. It is the biggest asset this series starts. I love looking at each image. Especially Vald in his demon form. He gets the most delicious markings!The story is still sadly lacking. We get a bit of a better feel for Havi and Vald. Havi seems to really like taking advantage of Vald in his demon form. I can't help but wonder how Vald will react when he finds out. I am still questioning and wondering at Havi's role in everything. I want to trust him, but as of this volume I just can't. How he uses Vald against his knowledge does not help.My favorite series character, Rulca plays such a small role but I love him. I want more of him. Keep an eye on Vald, Rulca!I really hope the story picks up the pace soon. If not for the gorgeous artwork I would have given up on this series. If just has not grabbed me yet. I see potential but it is just invisible right now. I hope volume 3 pulls things together more.***Please note, this is a mature, ages 18+ Yaoi.****I received an ecopy of this volume from Viz Media via Edelweiss in exchange for a fair, honest review. All opinions expressed are strictly my own.*

  • Bookwatcher
    2018-11-25 10:46

    I just want to show....The simplicity of a kissThe beauty of a half page drawDo I recommend it?I think the two images I post are enough to show you how much I adore this serie up to now. 5 stars. No doubt, it's the best draw Yaoi I ever read.

  • Emily G
    2018-11-17 11:42

    I can't get over the quality of these books, it really brings the gorgeous artwork to life! Also I like the way that the story is progressing, as Vald is finding out more about what Havi does to calm the demon inside him *g* and coming to terms with it. I'm on tenterhooks for the next installment, I hope we don't have to wait too long!

  • Sarah
    2018-11-13 12:46

    This has to be one of my favourite mangas. I cannot get enough of Ayano Yamane’s beautiful work and I have read these two books several times. While I think Vald is utterly delicious, I adored Havi. He is quite unscrupulous and when he discovers Vald has no memory of his time as a demon he quickly takes advantage. It seems Havi’s touch is one of the only things that calms the unruly demon down and Havi is quick to capitalize on this. Bad, bad dirty man… but so good!It is a bit of a double edged sword however as Havi beings to develop feelings for Vald, all the while Vald knows nothing of their nightly sexorin! But, I did wonder just a bit. Vald is supposedly unaware of what goes on with Havi while he is in his demon form but he does get pretty worked up when Havi is in danger. Maybe he is not totally oblivious!The artwork is gorgeous and I really appreciated the fact that I could see everything. Often the best bits are blurred in yaoi manga and I do miss having that complete visual experience! The cock, is good! As is the man goo! Her boys are just beautiful. She manages to convey Havi’s slightly stern, cold manner perfectly all the while allowing you to feel Vald’s warmer, more noble self and his inclination towards brash heroics. The detail in the clothing is quite ornate and would totally give Prince a run for his money. There is much smex and I enjoyed the power dynamics between Vald and Havi. Yeah, and the whole cuffed and tattooed demon thing, hot!It is only up to volume two at the moment so I am hoping that there is more to come.A great fantasy story with loads of cool adventures, swords, pillaging plant life, nasty magicians, magic, sex, bad guys and a bunny. A definite must read.http://sharrow.wordpress.com/2008/10/...

  • Maxine Livingstone
    2018-12-11 09:32

    Prince Vald is starting to realize what type of relationship him and Havi have. This makes me happy since I was sort of freaked out from the first book.

  • Charles
    2018-11-18 08:24

    Not For the Faint of Heart - Crimson Spell Vol 2 ReviewThus continues the glorious Crimson Spell Not For the Faint of Heart Double Header (still teehee)! This Sunday is go for reading both volumes of the lovely and alluring Crimson Spell, sadly the only two volumes available in the US. The third and fourth volumes are both out in places like Japan and Germany, but for those like me who speak neither of those languages, this is the final volume currently out. Shame on you, America, for neglecting such an amazing manga! SHAME!Ahem, but yes, to continue. With this volume the story of Crimson Spell really takes more of the center stage, with the sex lessening rather starkly and the characters all getting a bit more complicated. We learn more of the mage's back story while the prince begins to have strange feelings for the man and a bevy of new characters are introduced. We get to see the mage as a boy and learn how he learned magic, and we also get at least part of the story behind the cursed sword the prince has and the demon that was bound within. There are still a few juicy bits as well, and this volume keeps up the proud traditions set by the first volume and keeps the quality of the series very high.Here we start to see something of an overarching story, as well, which is interesting and seems more like a normal (read not sex-filled) fantasy manga, complete with demons trying to take over the world and errant swordsmen and inept magic users. It is all well done, and the side characters also get their moments to shine, from the flying rabbit guy to the magic user with the forgettable name to the swordsman who seems to always get into trouble. And with that focus the setting seems more and more fleshed out (teehee). We also get the first of what I assume are the main villains, with demons kidnapping the mage and eventually capturing the prince as well.There are more big fights in this volume, and while that comes (teehee?) at the expense of some of the sex scenes, those that are there are great and really work to start bringing the characters together as more than just sexual partners. They are starting to fall for each other, basically, if they haven't already, and to see that is fun and romantic and cute. In the mean time we get to enjoy the complicating storyline that looks to be taking in more and more places on the map. Again, it all works, and I wish that there were more series that treated sex as both an element in the story and as something that is fun and sexy. And while yes, again, there is something of a consent issue, it really isn't annoying because of the fantasy aspects of the story.And again, the art is amazing, and the fights and the sex scenes are all done incredibly well. It is just fun to see what the artist does with the characters, and how she draws them is breathtaking. So yes, still highest regards for the art and the story and the series as a whole. It is just refreshing to see how it works, and to have a good story that also happens to have great sex. It is incredibly sad that there aren't more volumes out in the US, but one can hope that maybe it will happen soon. This is definitely one of, if not the best Yaoi title I have read. So someone print more of it. For now, though, volume two gets a solid and throbbing 9.5/10.

  • Eva Rose
    2018-11-14 13:37

    So after all the clichés and awkward moments of book 1 we finally get some meat on the story. There is emotional development between Havi and Vald and the sex turns into love making. Beast!Vald is obviously in love with Havi even if Human!Vald is still in the moon when it comes to their ongoing nightly sexual activities. The villains however are so cartoonish that they are obviously there to pad the story with something else than Beast!Vald and Havi sex.

  • Rogier
    2018-11-27 13:34

    it is still a three but at least it has more storytelling . the non consensual sex/rape scenes are not okay in my book. thats what you get when reading yaoi

  • Kiki
    2018-12-07 11:40

    Not quite as fresh as the first volume, but I'll keep reading. The coherence and actual artistic value of this manga continues to amaze me. Who knew?

  • Teetee
    2018-11-22 14:34

    Beautiful story and artwork by the very popular author who bought us the Love in the Viewfinder series. I have v. 1-2, they became scarce when I was trying to get copies years ago so this fell off my radar. I read some scans of it but never finished it. I think its been released but I haven't followed up to be sure.

  • DeeNeez
    2018-12-03 14:51

    Havi’s relationship has bonded emotionally and sexually to Vald’s demon side, but trouble arises when he tries to have the same connection with Vald’s human side. Plot wise with all the new side characters introduced, it seemed a bit thrown together.

  • Lucy Westenra
    2018-12-11 12:39

    Pues no sé si quiero que rompan la maldición, que Val de tigretón es hotez pura e.eMinipunto para Ruruka, qué conejo (parece un pokemon!) más gracioso!!!

  • Amanda Setasha Hall
    2018-12-12 09:27

    Another good one - not as good as the first volume, but it threw in some nice twists.

  • Cornerofmadness
    2018-11-22 13:36

    In spite of the eye rolling claim of the mangaka that she would rather cut plot for sex scenes, there is plot and there is a pretty good one at that. Vald and Havi are still trying to break the curse. to that end, Havi steals magical tomes from the wizard guild (and they're after them). They meet up with a vagabond swordsman who robs them of the valuable tomes.When they get to the next town looking for him, they find out its overrun with demons. But before much can happen, Havi oversteps Vald's line, kissing him. The Prince freaks out (it's unclear if he's accepted his own homosexuality but he is an untried eighteen year old in his own mind, the demon in him is something else). Vald is also puzzled why it feels so familiar when Havi kisses him (Havi has not told him what he's been up to). But they fight and go their own ways.This spells danger for both. Havi ends up under demonic control and the demon in Vald freaks out, surfaces in Vald and tracks Havi down only to have Vald captured as well. For me the sex scenes in this one were not really hot. They were creepy. Mind-controlled Havi screwing Demon!Vald through the iron bars of his cage (in spite of how hot the mangaka seems to think it was) was more uncomfortable than sexy. And last volume Vald got tentacle raped by a tree. This time he's tentacle raped by an incubus in the shape of a snake. Tentacle rape in anime/manga was old 20 years ago. I don't like it any better now.For all that, it's beautifully drawn and unlike a whole lot of yaoi, it does have a coherent plot.

  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    2018-11-14 14:31

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/Crimson Spell is one of those manga that you definitely aren't reading for the plot; honestly, the beautiful artwork is a joy in and of itself and everything else tends to be fodder to showcase the art (and some graphic m/m situations). Those looking for a love-relationship will have to wait quite a bit as the nature of plot is about beautiful people who take what they want from each other.In this volume, Vald starts to realize all that he has done with Havi while in demon form - and questions his own coping ability as a result. Meanwhile, a traveler will take off with Havi's belongings and a guard-sorcerer will begin to hunt Havi in order to retrieve priceless tomes stolen by Havi in order to find a way to break Vald's curse. A burning village and an evil minion will cause big problems for Havi and Vald as they discover a very powerful demon seek's Vald's body to use as a host.I can see why this has such a loyal following. But I have to admit, in contrast to titles like Blue Morning, I would really have liked to see more depth - especially in the Vald character, who could really use some maturing. I'll be interested to see where Author Yamane takes this and if she elevates it beyond meaningless sex interludes.Received as an ARC from the publisher.

  • Judy (Geeky Reading)
    2018-11-28 08:44

    ~4/5[Read more at my blog, Geeky Reading!]I wasn’t expecting this series to be so… intense. Or plot driven. I’m surprised by it, but enjoying it. This series is turning out to be much better done than I thought it would be.First, I love the attraction between Havi and Vald. It’s intense. And very smutty. And I love the smut, I must admit. (It also includes some tentacle-like things, once both in this volume and the first one. It was a surprise, and a little intense, but also a little humorous when the author mentions it in her notes.) But I’m just plain enjoying seeing their attraction build, Vald being confused and conflicted, and Havi feeling a little possessive.I like both of them on their own, too. Havi is fun, and is given most comedic opportunities, which I like. Vald is a good guy, very sweet, and I’m looking forward to seeing his feelings for Havi really develop.The plot took some surprising turns in this volume, including some kidnappings. Vald got to take advantage of his curse, though, and that should lead to some good things. I’m not going to spoil any of who’s behind it, also because we’re just starting to get a glimpse of it. I’m intrigued to see where it all leads next. I’m surprised by how much I’m enjoying this series, but I really am. I will be reading the next volume soon, and kind of dread the long waiting period that is to come.

  • Marsha
    2018-11-25 08:22

    Baldrigr and Halvir’s adventures continue, with the animal spirit Liethregveel. The names have now been shortened to Bald (Vald), Havi (Habi) and Rulca (Rulka) respectively. (I’m not certain what the changes in spelling mean; maybe the editors were a little sloppy?) Troubles abound in their travels as they battle magical enemies, including angry magicians who’ve got a score to settle with Havi. The magical component also gets more complicated as more is revealed about the curse surrounding Bald’s demonic sword.The magic part of the story gets so complicated that I have a hard time following it. I’d advise ignoring the business about the magic since sorcery is fake and not something non-magical practitioners can understand in any case. But the sword and the cure are so intricately tied up with the storyline itself that putting it out of your mind really isn’t an option. So while the sex is as great as ever and the action just leaps off the page, the magic part is seriously twisting the story. When an interfering sorcerer with a serious Phantom-of-the-Opera fetish, slave demons and more dragons get involved, a story about a cursed sword becomes far less simple. However, complexity and drama can make for a riveting storyline. I suppose if you stick with this there’ll be a resolution that will wrap up matters. It’s been a long wait, though. Volume 2 came out in September 2008 and the English version of volume 3 still hasn’t made its way to American shores.

  • J'aime
    2018-12-01 09:42

    I truly enjoyed the fantasy world Yamane created in Crimson Spell, and this excellent sequel expands that world, and the characters. The story begins right where volume 1 left off. The plot advances as Havi realizes the magician behind the curse may still be alive and needs to be confronted. Crimson Spell has a disinctly "Dungeons & Dragons" feel to it as they travel the land searching for answers and have adevntures along the way: fighting demons to protect a village, getting robbed by a wanderer they stop to help, etc. There is a lot of action, including violent sword fighting & magical duels, in the book. Havi and Vald's relationship also gets a jolt when Havi kisses Vald when he's not in demon form and Vald rebuffs him and runs off confused. He still doesn't know what he does with Havi when he's the demon (oh, and there are more than a couple hot scenes of that! Then, Havi is kidnapped by the villain..Overall, this is an engrossing series. It's so sad that it is no longer in print in English. I truly hope with the popularity of Finder, Crimson Spell will be picked up. I'd love to read volumes 3 and 4. Highly recommended - if you can find a copy.

  • 78sunny
    2018-11-21 09:43

    Meine Meinung:Dies ist der zweite Teil der genialen Fantasyreihe „Crimson Spell“. Ich finde die Reihe richtig gut. Sie ist spannend, hat tolle Fantasyelemente und die erotischen Szenen sind extrem heiß. Kaum eine Manga-Reihe kann mich so begeistern wie diese. Inhaltlich bietet die Reihe richtig Unterhaltung und Spannung, hier bekommt man tatsächlich Story für sein Geld. Die Handlung zieht sich über die einzelnen Bände und daher solltet ihr unbedingt der Reihe nach lesen! In diesem Band wird es echt dramatisch und das ganze endet mit einem Cliffhanger. Gut das schon die nächsten beiden Bände bei mir im Regal stehen.Die Seiten sind sowohl mit Text als auch Bildern gut gefüllt. Die Charaktere sind sich leider etwas ähnlich und so kommt es manchmal zu Verwirrung. Grundsätzlich sind die Bilder aber gut geordnet und wirken daher nicht chaotisch. Das gefällt mir sehr gut. Der Zeichenstil ist wunderschön. Die Menschen wirken meist eher feminin aber trotzdem toll. Die Kleidung wird sehr gut gezeichnet und die Fantasywesen sowieso. Ich kann die Reihe wirklich jedem Yaoi Manga-Liebhaber ans Herz legen!!!Meine Wertung:5 von 5 Sternen

  • Christine (AR)
    2018-12-02 09:33

    Prince Vald and magician Halvir try to get rid of Vald's curse. TBC.I'm loving this series. Every other series by Ayano Yamane has been an issue for me due to non-con situations, but I can't resist the premise of this one. Vald is under a curse: straight-laced, noble prince by day, tattoo-ed snarling demon by night. He asks Halvir the magician for help in breaking the curse, and they set off on a journey to find the answer.The hook here is that Vald doesn't remember anything that happens in demon-form, and thus doesn't remember how he and Halvir spend their nights. Halvir's in love with Vald in both his human and demon forms, Vald's oblivious on both counts, and they're on the run from various bad guys after the cursed sword. And of course, like all her stuff, the art is gorgeous. Only problem is, who knows when the next volume will be released in an English translation. There was a two year wait between one and two. I still think it's worth reading, though, even with the unresolved ending.

  • Jana Denardo
    2018-12-04 13:47

    The story really moves along well in spite of the mangaka's declaration she'd rather do sex scenes than plot (bangs head). The art is still beautiful. Things go sideways for the main characters when Havi goes one step too far with Vald and they have a fight which ends rather horribly for both. It'll be interesting to see how they get out of this. Vol 1 had tentacle rape in the form of a tree. Vol 2 still has tentacle rape in the form of a snake demon. (bangs head harder.)

  • Noe
    2018-11-26 14:34

    >Taken from my review of vol 1.<The artwork is amazing and beautiful, the plot is fun to read and keeps me wanting to read on to the next volume. Funny at bits, action-y in all the right areas, and sexy with beautifully drawn art. What's there to not like? If you like fantasy yaoi, I'm sure you'd like this.

  • Susana
    2018-12-04 16:30

    So good. I really like it. Vald and Havi's adventures are more and more entertaining. There are new characters, both friends and enemies, who help give new facets to the story. I love the sense of humour which prevails, and the slowly building relationship between Havi and Vald. The only thing I dislike is the cliffhanger at the end. I am on tenterhooks now.

  • Anne
    2018-12-01 12:39

    Aaaand, I've arrived at book two where the plot starts going off the rails. But the generous sprinkling of humor (heh, at one point a random monster is quoted as saying "Little ones taste better! Yum!"), adorable sidekicks (Rulca is snarkier and cuter than ever in volume two), and - of course - the eyecandy will keep me coming back for more more more!

  • Anna Nesterovich
    2018-11-28 16:23

    I feel cheated. I waited almost a month for the second volume to be delivered and it's so not what I expected. The whole volume is like an introduction - packed with new characters and new circumstances, without much development of the main characters or the plot. The book is just setting the stage for the next (I hope, next, not the fourth one...) volume. And now it's another long wait...

  • Suz
    2018-11-26 10:52

    I love this manga. The story is engaging and keeps me coming back for more, the illustrations are beautiful, and the sex is hot. It's not very censored and I prefer that. I'd call it hard yaoi. For those who do not know - yaoi is m/m love, otherwise known as "boy love" or BL. Written by women for women (although I suppose anyone who likes it is welcome to partake).

  • Talyseon Talyseon
    2018-11-24 09:32

    When one of your heroes is a wizard, the other is a weretiger, they are a couple and both are male, you can be fairly sure this isn't your standard...well, anything. Check out my full review: The Crimson Spell 2

  • Kati
    2018-12-06 16:26

    Better than vol. 1 - the story seemed much more cohesive. Fantasy and yaoi in one, offering yet again a strange but strangely alluring mix of silliness and gore, dub-con/non-con and love. And amazing drawings. Ayano Yamane's style makes fans of well-drawn manga swoon, that's for sure.

  • Marie J
    2018-11-30 13:44

    The story lags a bit in this one. It is still interesting but there's too much and at the same time nothing much going on.At least the smut is still there though Val is starting to "remember" things... It'll become very interesting to see how this develops.Also, love Ruruka! So cute!

  • Tully Vincent
    2018-11-13 11:34

    Artwork beautiful. . . especially Vald's demon form. So lovely. But have to admit that I'm not quite loving this second volume as much as the first since it was a bit hard to follow for me sometimes. But will continue reading to see where it goes. BTW, I found the name changes mid-stream confusing.