‘Rokka no Yūsha‘ is a fantasy light novel series written by Japanese author Ishio Yamagata. In the United States, it is known as ‘Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers‘ and it would go to get an anime adaption that ran for one season.
Adlet Mayer, the self-styled ‘world’s strongest man,’ the “Gunpowder Saint” Fremy Speeddraw, “Swamp Saint” Chamo Rosso, “Mountains Saint” Mora Chester, the assassin Hans Humpty, and the bodyguard Goldof Auora are the Braves. After being betrayed by the seventh Princess Nashetania, they travel into the Howling Vinelands to defeat the leader of demonic Fiends, the Evil god, but encounter another seventh “Spilled Blood” Saint Rolonia. While solving this second mystery and fighting fiends, they discover Chamo has been severely injured by Nashetania and Goldof goes rogue to find her.
I loved this adventure. As the story progresses, we learn more and more about the Fiends, their ranks, and that many of them are more powerful than the Saints first thought. They continue to debate who is the “seventh,” especially since they already realized one. The focus on Goldof was well-placed and I loved watching him grow. I hope we get the same with Hans and Chamo in the future.
As I said about volume two, the book had everything you could want as far as world-building, evil creatures, magic, and it is loaded with suspense as the Braves do battle against some powerful foes. It is a shame that the anime did not get renewed for a second season as this would have made an excellent television show or movie.
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