Title: Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 9
Author: Hiromu Arakawa
Book #: 9th of Series
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publish Date: September 19th 2006
Date Read: November 1st 2013
Rating: ★★★★★ / out of 5
"This isn't just your problem, big brother. It's both of ours."
Ed, Al and Winry return to Central Command, but only bad news greets the Fullmetal Alchemist and his friends. Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes has been murdered - and Second Lieutenant Maria Ross is the prime suspect! While Maria awaits an uncertain fate in jail, the living suit of armor bearing the soul of serial killer "Berry the Chopper" breaks free of the military and goes on a rampage. Now, the mysterious Homunculi must come out of the shadows to deal with the mess before their monstrous conspiracy is exposed. But for Colonel Mustang, Maes Hughes's former best friend, it's not about the truth; it's about revenge...
To much to process.
At this point, I think this is my least favorite book of the series. Obviously, by my rating, I still enjoyed it. But, first off, no.
What happened in this book must be a mistake, or at least, there must be something else going on that we don't know about yet. I cannot stand to believe that the actions of one of my favorite characters was justified because they just were not. Things better be cleared up or else.
Other than that, in this book we see more of our favorite serial killer: Barry the Chopper.
We also learn some even more disturbing facts, especially as the Homunculi (which we are still trying to figure out) get even more involved in keeping all the other characters.. un-involved in their matters.
There is also the re-visiting of the death of Hughes, which is still a really tender topic for me.
Overall, I better get my answers in the next book. Would recommend this series to all!
Armstrong: "That's it then? Cold hard logic? No one wants to live in a world like that."
Ross: "Women should be strong!"
"You have to keep moving forward by doing whatever you think is right."
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