A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

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I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

306. Voltron Force: Rise of the Beast King by Brian Smith

Rise of the Beast King by Brian Smith. Art by  by Alfa Robbi (US) - (Canada)
Voltron Force, #4

Pages: 96
Ages: 9+
Finished: Nov. 10, 2012
First Published: Nov, 6, 2012
Publisher: viz media
Genre: children, manga, superhero
Rating: 5/5

First sentence: "Onward, you weaklings!"

Publisher's Summary: "No one knows for certain where Voltron came from, but one ancient legend tells of a sixth part of the mighty robot: a terrible warrior called the Beast King. Asleep for many years, the Beast King has awakened and is determined to rejoin his destructive spirit with the Voltron Lions!"

Acquired: Received a review copy from Simon and Schuster Canada.

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

This is my favourite book in the series so far.  Instead of just a completely stand-alone story, elements from the previous stories have been carried over into this volume and the regular reader is rewarded for having stayed with the series, in order, thus far.  This story takes a look back at the unknown history of Voltron and they come face to face with the reality of that ancient legend as the Beast King wakes and tries to reconnect himself with them.  On Lotor's side, we are made aware of the hidden mutiny that abounds and who the real leader of the enemy is.  This will add a new dimension to future volumes as the story now will not only focus on Good vs Evil but Evil vs Evil!  An intelligent, fast-reading space manga.

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