Tuesday, January 4, 2011

7 Billion Needles Vol. Two - Review

The Hunt Continues


Picking up right where Volume One left off, Volume Two of the re-imagining of Hal Clement's "Needle" pays respect to the original by giving it an island setting. Hikaru and Horizon believe that everything has finally relaxed after killing Malestrom, the creature that had inhabited a classmate of Hikaru's and went on a murderous rampage. While visiting her father's grave on the island where he was killed in a mysterious accident, Hikaru and Horizon realize that Malestrom has survived, and now wants to play an even deadlier game with them.

This installment of "7 Billion Needles" really put the story into overdrive as far as battling and character exploration go. Hikaru's past is taken deeply into account and becomes the center for this collection of chapters from the manga series.

There's a big twist at the end of the volume, which makes waiting for the third to be released all the more difficult.

If you're still on the fence about reading this, give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.

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