Magi : The Labyrinth of Magic Paperback
Part of the Magi series
Deep within the desert lie the mysterious Dungeons, vast stores of riches there for the taking by anyone lucky enough to find them and brave enough to venture into the depths from where few have ever returned.
Plucky young adventurer Aladdin means to find the Dungeons and their riches, but Aladdin is just as mysterious as the treasures he seeks.
Together with his friend, Ali Baba and the genie, Ugo, Aladdin sets out to find his fortune in the depths of the endless dunes...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
- Publication Date: 05/12/2013
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9781421559537
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Review by ElizaJane
I loved this volume as it has a nice change of pace and place so soon into the series that I'm excited now Aladdin is on his way back home by the end. First, it does bug me that Magi is not keeping "Character/Story So Far" opening pages. I treasure those introductions as they quickly remind me exactly where we last left off and who is who! So just a bit of confusion for me as I adjust to where and how Aladdin is where he is. This new Mongolian-type world was interesting and a war was on the verge of being fought. Aladdin learns ever so much about himself, the Djinns, the Magi and the Rukh. We go back into Aladdin's past and learn more about him from that and we are given a glimpse of another Magi and what he does. But rather than go meet this other Magi Aladdin decides to go back home to find Alibaba because he thinks he knows what is expected of him. However, the last chapters switch back to the slave girl met in book 1 and the dire situation she finds herself in now. Lots of action, battle, plot, characterization and intrigue to keep you excited for the next volume.
Review by krau0098
This is the third book in the Magi: Labyrinth of Magic series. I have really enjoyed this light-hearted fantasy series. Aladdin ends up being rescued from the desert by the Kouga clan, a clan of horsemen. When the Kou Empire’s Princess Hakuei Ren shows up to ask the Kouga to submit to the Kou Empire things go awry. The Princess wants peace for everyone and no bloodshed, but her Commander, Ryosa, has other plans and sets out to sabotage her peaceful attempts at annexation. Aladdin ends up saving the day once again and learns much from the Kouga Shaman about what it means to be Magi. Then Aladdin sets off on other adventures. Aside from Aladdin this volume has us dealing with a completely new set of characters. I missed Ali Baba and hope he shows up again in future books of this series.The very last chapter deals with the slave girl Morgiana, she is off having adventures of her own and this chapter ends at a bit of a cliffhanger. It was great to see her again, I really enjoy her character and can’t wait to see what she does in the next volume.We get to meet another Djinn named, Paimon. This again references mythology of The Lesser Key of Solomon. Before this series I wasn’t all that familiar with the Lesser Key of Solomon, it is apparently a grimoire that deals with demonology and it was put together some time in the seventeenth century. I have really been enjoying the upbeat tone of this manga and how Aladdin is learning more about his past and helping people as he goes. He finds out that he is supposed to choose the true King, and is trying to fully understand what that means. We also finally get to meet another Magi, Judar, and I look forward to reading more about him in future installments.The illustration is well done and easy to follow. This installment does end on a bit of a cliffhanger, so I am dying to see what happens next!I definitely agree with the teen rating on this one. There is slavery and people are injured and killed. There is implied threat of rape as well. Additionally Paimon is a very voluptuous female Djinn that doesn’t wear any clothes to speak of.Overall this has been an excellent fantasy manga. I have enjoyed the humor and fun throughout the story, the great illustration, and the interesting mythology based story. Aladdin is a great character and we meet some other new characters that I enjoyed as well. I would definitely recommend this series to fans of fantasy manga, so far it’s been really well done!