Today' s post is on Monster Collection volume 2 by Itoh Sei. It is 168 pages long and is published by CMX. The cover is blue with the main character in the center and monsters behind her. The intended reader is someone who likes high action series with humor added in to keep it from getting too dark. There is mild foul language, implied sexuality, and lots of violence in this series. The story is told from third person god perspective but it closely follows our brave heroes. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- Not all Summoners share Kasche's love for living things...
Kasche's hunt for the stolen Guardian of Knowledge gas led her to the once-peaceful city of Wallace, where rebellion in brewing- but the truth is more sinister than a mere coup! With the aid of mercenary Cuervo and the lovely demoness Nastasha, not to mention a little assistance from a mysterious and lecherous lizard-man, Kasche must infiltrate the palace and steal back the guardian before it can be used to unlock the dangerous Encyclopedia Verum!
Review- So we get the plot really going in this volume with some fast action fights. Kasche and company find and recover the Encyclopedia Verum and they get caught by the villain who turns out to the same race as Cuervo. He wants to rule the world and is prepared to burn it to ash in the process. Cuervo and Kasche get to know each other a little better and that means for Cuervo that he sees how powerful of a summoner Kasche is. One of Kasche's creatures is killed in the fight and she experiences its death too. We get more world building with this volume and a better idea about the things that live in it. We have lizard men, humans, all kinds of magic, and fallen angels who can be defeated by sheer will. The volume ends with Kasche having to do something dangerous to save the day in the next volume.
I give this volume a Four out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.