Title: Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 8
Author: Hiromu Arakawa
Book #: 8th of Series
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publish Date: July 18th 2006
Date Read: November 1st 2013
Rating: ★★★★★ / out of 5
"I can't afford to worry about appearances. Not with the burden I'm bearing."
The raid on the Devil's Nest becomes a slaughter, as government troops - led by the Fuhrer President himself, King Bradley - exterminate the half-human forces of the Homunculus Greed. But will Ed and Al survive the battle unchanged? As Greed is sent to meet his maker, foreign travelers arrive in Amestris, having crossed the great desert from the eastern country of Xing. Their names are Mei and Ling, and they've come for the Philosopher's Stone...and a secret even the Elric brothers never imagined...
Woah! What an information load!
In this installment we learn some very critical things about a particular character who holds a lot of power at the moment. I have always been a little suspicious about him, but never did I imagine to be true what we learn. None of the other characters seem to know about it, though, and I wonder how long it will take for them to find out. Hopefully in time!
We are also introduced to three new characters in this book, one of which being Winry's new boss, a very flamboyant mechanic who added some new humor, and two who seem like they will be hanging around for a while. One of them, a prince from a foreign country, has two counterparts with him who I enjoyed meeting, as well.
Overall, I am still shaken by this new discovery! I just hope that the others will pick up on it before it's too late. Recommend this series.
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