Saturday, June 23, 2018

Book Review: Cage of Eden Volume 21

Review:  #755
Title:  Cage of Eden Volume 21
Series:  Cage of Eden - 21st and final volume
Author:  Yoshinobu Yamada
Read Before:  yes
Comments:  The final volume of Cage of Eden, as you’d expect, finally, finally, reveals the biggest mystery of all, what happened to the group and the purpose of the island.  While plenty of hints had already been provided in previous volumes such that the reader can guess what has happened, we get confirmation here and the truth, while makes sense in a lot of areas, has plenty more other contradictions.  It does display a really sad moment though through the scenes in leading to how the island became the way it was, once it hits the reader on the amount of the effort and never reaping the results/rewards, you feel sorry for the characters.  Otherwise, you can tell that the author ran out of time and had to wrap up the story quickly because there are gaping plot holes, plenty of unexplained phenomenon’s that are brushed over, abandoned arcs and questionable character motivations.  The story bit off more than it could chew since there was an interesting concept but could only deliver about 50% of it.
Rating:  6/10
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