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  • Art Rating: A-
  • Packaging Rating: B
  • Text/Translation Rating: B+
  • Age Rating: 16 and Up
  • Released By: Del Rey
  • MSRP: 10.95
  • Pages: 200
  • ISBN: 978-0345505828
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left
  • Series: Le Chevalier D'Eon

Le Chevalier D'Eon Vol. #06

By Matthew Alexander     March 18, 2009
Release Date: October 28, 2008


Le Chevalier D'Eon Vol. #06
© Del Rey

Comte De Saint-Germain finally plays his cards, and they turn out to be from a tarot deck.

Creative Staff
Writer/Artist: Tou Ubukata and Kiriko Yumeji
Translation: Ikoi Hiroe
Adaptation: Ikoi Hiroe

What They Say
POET VS. POET

The murderous poets are now after Lord Douglas for helping Lia. Their weapon: the psychotic Candide and his terrifying d'mon Juggernaut. Then an unexpected savior comes to Douglas's aid: Emma, one of the wicked twin sisters, who has undergone a strange and magical transformation!

The Review!
Lia was able to defeat Maspero, but in the process, D’Eon’s body took a beating.  Now D’Eon and Lia have reached the seventh poet rank of Chesed the Liberator.  D’Eon is doing this to find the answers behind his sister’s murder, but I can’t help but think he will end up paying a heavy price.

The mystery behind Comte De Saint-Germain finally begins to unravel as he plays his cards.  His visit to Lady Pompadour reveals his involvement in her past.  It seems twenty years ago, Saint-Germain visited her and predicted her future as part of the court and the birth of her daughter, all proven true.  He also gives her the option of using a magical ring to make a wish, but the price may be more than anyone should have to pay.

Saint-Germain’s other persona visiting the poet Emma proves to be much more interesting.  After banishing Roble and proving his immense power, Saint-Germain makes Emma a seventh rank poet and gives her a daemon of light.  This daemon is embodied with her dead twin sister’s soul.  Even stranger, Saint-Germain orders Emma to follow Roble’s commands.  So why is Saint-Germain playing both sides of this war?  Is he truly immortal and perhaps the most powerful poet ever?  Does he possess a hatred for his immortality?  Perhaps he hopes Roble or Lia will have the power to end his life.

This series continues to be an interesting combination of historical figures twisted by the power of the occult and a unique interpretation of tarot cards.  There is a sense of the monster of the week, but I don’t find it bothers me as much as it might bother some.  Along those lines, the sixth rank poet Candide makes an attempt on Saint-Germain’s life with an impressive daemon of light.  His daemon is a monstrous mouth that can burst from any wall with the shape of a cross.  This works with real crosses, wood cross beams in the ceiling or anything like that.  It is a neat idea.

The packaging grade for this book is relatively low because some of the dialogue is close to the book’s spine.  The words are never lost into the spine, but it does force the reader to open the book as wide as possible, making it annoying.

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