Ao Jyumonji – Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash 10: Love Songs Won’t Reach

Title: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash 10: Love Songs Won’t Reach
Author: Ao Jyumonji
Series: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (Book 10 of 18+)
Year: 2017
Goodreads page: Link

DISCLAIMER! This is the review of the 10th book of the series, so it could contain spoiler of the previous one even in the synopsis. Read at your discretion.

There is a certain volunteer soldier in the mountains, deeply wounded and about to meet his end.
On the verge of death, he remembers fragments of the world he once inhabited. And then, he questions.
What is this world called “Grimgar”?
Meanwhile, Haruhiro and his party have left Thousand Valley and are on their way to Alterna. In a forest along their route, they are attacked by massive ape-like monsters called guorellas. This forces them into a difficult battle against a troop of guorellas following a leader called Redback. While narrowly fending off their pursuers, they flee into a village where failed orcs live in hiding…
He knows. In this world, there is no tomorrow that’s guaranteed to come.
(from Goodreads)

The incipit is extremely interesting and digs deeper on the connection between Grimgar and our world.

At first I thought that also this book would result a bit boring like the previous ones, that tried only to resolve the current situation without going much ahead with the main plot… however we have a twist and with that incipit, this book seemed to be a turning point for the series.

It narrates the trip to get back to Alterna but as always there is a twist that surprises the reader.
Each book of the series follows more or less the same structure but I like how it is able to surprise every time.

I’m really appreciating the evolution that the character of Shihoru is having; starting from someone that rarely talked and getting to the point where she takes the role of the leader in certain situations.

The finale of this book is incredible! I had to immediately start reading the following book!  

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