Magi : The Labyrinth of Magic Paperback
Part of the Magi series
Aladdin and Alibaba have entered the Dungeon of Qishan in search of hidden treasure - and found danger!
A horde of monsters closes in on them while the cruel Lord Jamil and his slaves head into the dungeon to intercept Aladdin!
But these rivals have more to worry about than each other.
An encounter in a lost city deep inside the dungeon leads to a startling revelation about Aladdin and the fateful choice he must make.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
- Publication Date: 08/10/2013
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9781421559520
- Paperback from £5.45
Showing 1 - 2 of 2 reviews.
Review by ElizaJane
I am so in love with this series. Vol. 1 was action-packed and now Vol. 2 is character driven as Aladdin and Alibaba continue to search for the treasure in their first dungeon. Their friendship blooms and these two are quick becoming fast friends of each other and mine. A light story in that it is full of humour and good-natured, yet the story does take dark turns and the villains can certainly be quite nasty making it deserving of the 13+ rating. The action is all at the end of this one making the djinn's, Ugo, appearance short but I enjoyed everything leading up to that point. The author is using some cool mythology here. The book is based on the Arabian Knights theme though it has a completely different story and in this volume we are told about a magi who must pick a king for the times which makes me suddenly think Merlin/King Arthur, THEN King Solomon's (Biblical) djinn turns up with his remaining power and we end the book plopped down in the Mongolian grasslands. Thank goodness the next book is coming up right away!
Review by krau0098
This is the second installment in the Magi series and I really enjoyed it. Aladdin and Ali Baba delve deeper into the Dungeon only to find that their worst enemies may not be the monsters in the Dungeon!When we left Aladdin and Ali Baba had just ventured into a Dungeon and faced some scary monsters. In this book they are joined by the leader of the city (the evil prince Jamal) who is determined to use Aladdin and his power for his own ends. This installment had lots of action towards the end of the story and great character development throughout. This book didn't have quite as much humor as the first one and some of the villains are pretty darn mean (probably why this is rated 13+). We do learn quite a bit more about Aladdin and Ali Baba’s backstory. We also learn quite a bit about Aladdin’s true destiny. All of it was very entertaining and engaging. We also meet a lot of new characters (not all of them good). One of them is the slave girl Jamil owns, Morgiana, she is an interesting character that I hope features in future Magi books...and she has very strong legs :-)This is a traditional Japanese manga, read right to left and back to front. The illustration throughout is a lot of fun and very detailed and well done. I also enjoy that the author continues her small asides talking about how Magi was made.Overall I am really enjoying the manga series. This is a great world and we learn a lot more about the characters’ background in this installment. I am excited at the addition of some great new characters and really enjoyed the direction the story was taking at the end of the series. Definitely check this out if you like action packed mythology based fantasy manga.