Title: Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 4
Author: Hiromu Arakawa
Book #: 4th of Series
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publish Date: November 8th 2005
Date Read: October 17th 2013
Rating: ★★★★★ / out of 5
Roy: "Looks like it's starting to rain"
Riza: "But..It's not raining..."
Roy: "Yes it is. This is the rain."
Trapped and injured in a secret alchemical laboratory, Edward Elric is at the mercy of his enemies, Lust and Envy. But they don't want him dead...they have other plans for him. As the laboratory goes up in flames, the brothers find themselves back at square one, with only an inkling of the massive scale of the Philosopher's Stone conspiracy. But then, Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes uncovers a shocking secret...
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)
Starting right were the last one left off, we find Ed face to face with a different enemy, one who we know even less about but has been there from the start. Unlike with the serial killer, who we also see some more of in this book, this group has been more discrete with their killings but makes it obvious that they will stop at nothing to prevent Ed from uncovering the secrets of the stone.
Unfortunately,... something very tragic happens in this book and it breaks my heart so much. It also made me even more attached to this series, though.
The last chapter is by far my favorite. This author has such a talent for both pulling your heart-strings and also amazing you with her impeccable humor!
Overall, I highly recommend this manga!
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