“You’ll never understand the way the worlds really work until you surround yourself with people from all sorts of weird backgrounds.”
I must say, it took a lot longer for me to read volume 6. I waited too long. I missed these characters so much. I root for Marko and Alana and I’m glad they both are still together in this series.
Sucks that the Prince was stripped off his title, but it’s nice to see that his son Squire (so cute of a name choice) is all well and grown. Alana and Marko have been on a mission to find Hazel and Marko’s mother, and Marko refuses to kill people now. Hurting anyone is not something he’d want to go back to, especially after he pushed Alana in the past. Ghüs and Friendo became the guardians of Squire while Alana, Marko and Prince Robot rescued Hazel. They found out that she was in Landfall.
It was nice to see that things worked out somehow in this volume, with the teacher even helping Hazel and not telling the guards about her. She was willing to save Hazel by shipping her out the place, but that was just in time for Marko to have teleported in using the helmet he and Alana stole from the museum. Prince Robot had to act like a regular guard and asked the headquarters to lower down their wards. Petrichor was introduced in the last volume and she was the one who saw Hazel after the teacher had fainted. She assumed that the father forced himself to the mother and created Hazel, but she didn’t know that the two were actually married.
At the end, she told Marko the plan the teacher had to save Hazel and that was when they saw each other again. Hazel remembered him and he gave her the stuffed animal she had as a baby. Marko’s mother wanted to stay behind, she wanted to be with the community that was made within these cell. It was nice to know that she was happy and proud of the man Marko came to be. Petrichor ended up going to take the mother’s spot in transport, because she hated it there. She punched Alana in the face which was something I did not expect to have happened. I mean it’s better than actually getting shot or killed. She had thought the relationship was not real, but Marko introduced Alana as his wife and that the Prince was an ally. This was when Petrichor said that she can smell Alana was pregnant! They have a second child :0 I wonder if it’ll be a boy or another girl! I’m just really happy that Alana and Marko have Hazel back and that their family is whole again.
As for Will, I was quite surprised to see what happened to him. He let himself go, he’s lost and filled with hate that he ended up as a heroine addict. He kept seeing his ex lover and she manipulated his mind (but obviously they were really his thoughts) and he was out to kill the Prince. The reporters, Doff and Upsher were back in the series again. The two were back on looking for the family that had an “abomination” child. They went back to their leads especially since they heard that The Brand is now dead. They even met up with Hazel’s ballet teacher. But their luck wasn’t as great since they ended up on the same track as Will. He took them as hostage to help him find the Prince.
Once he found Squire though, Ghüs the brave soul defended the child. Sophie then showed up, Will was seeing her and she made him realize how badly he’s gone low. He was about to murder a defenseless and innocent child. She told him that if he really wanted to make someone pay for what happened to go back to the woman responsible, so he left. The reporters managed I escape their ropes from the ship and was now left behind in the same land Squire, Ghüs and Friendo were.
I wonder what will happen to them, I don’t think the Prince will like them, but then again he doesn’t like many people. I hope that Petrichor will have a bigger role in the series and that we find out more about the character, because she seems pretty cool. I wonder what kind of powers she holds! I can’t wait to find out whether the child is a boy or a girl and how they’ll end up looking like once they’re born! I also wish that the Will will find inner piece and find time to grieve his loss. He was one of my favourite and it hurts and also vexed me to see him this way. He also now lost his right fingers thanks to Ghüs and I don’t know how that will help him in any way! I do miss Sophie or The Brand, rather. She was one of my favourite characters as well. I think I like more characters than hate in this series. I still highly recommend this series for those who haven’t taken the time to pick it up yet.