The Royal Tutor, Vol. 8

by Higasa Akai | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1975353331 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 7/25/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, July 25, 2018
I enjoyed the first volume of this series about a little professor who's often mistaken for a child - but who winds up responsible for tutoring four young princes. I've been picking up additional volumes; got this at Barnes and Noble. (The manga inspired a 2017 anime that I definitely want to see. ) This volume follows Volume 7, though the series mixes episodic stories with ongoing plots and could probably be read out of order.

Later: More fun and games with the princes and their respective interests, starting with goof-off and poor student Leonhard turning out to be an amazingly adept swordsman; we see him making hay of the palace guards, and only loses to guard Maximilian because Heine's shout of encouragement distracted him. We also learn who's the best swordsman in the kingdom - but he has his reasons for avoiding a fight with his beloved son!

Another story features prince Kai, who for the first time in his life has mentioned having a friend at school - and who's terrified when his brothers insist that he invite him to the palace to welcome him. Luckily for poor Kai, his new pal is able to cope with the over-the-top ministrations of the brothers - once he sees them bickering the way his own siblings do...

Then there's a delightful game of hide-and-seek plus tag (called wolf and hunters in this setting), with each prince's talents and weaknesses showing up - as well as Heine's considerable talents coming to the fore.

And then we switch to Licht and his beloved job at the coffee house, which may be threatened when oldest prince Eins turns up. Eins actually thinks it's not a bad idea to get some practical work experience, but he can't believe that Licht actually loves the job, and Licht himself is torn about just what kind of man he really wants to be. And that leads to a confrontation with his brother Bruno, a more heated debate than is typical even for the squabbling siblings.

[There's a TV Tropes page on the series, with some entertaining tidbits.]

Released 1 mo ago (6/1/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library, Jamie Rd in Dunstable, Massachusetts USA

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*** Released for the 2020 Royalty challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2020 April Showers/May Flowers challenge, for the little rose on the cover. ***

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