As a boy, Argent's sole duty as a food tester was to protect Princess Primula from being poisoned. Now, back in Beazol after a lengthy absence, he assumes a new role as the official royal pharmacist. But what happened in those years in between? This volume tells the history of Argent and the Princess. How did they meet? How did a friendship develop between a royal princessAs a boy, Argent's sole duty as a food tester was to protect Princess Primula from being poisoned. Now, back in Beazol after a lengthy absence, he assumes a new role as the official royal pharmacist. But what happened in those years in between? This volume tells the history of Argent and the Princess. How did they meet? How did a friendship develop between a royal princess and a humble servant? And why did Argent leave the castle?...
|Title||:||Apothecarius Argentum, Vol. 4|
|Number of Pages||:||200 Pages|
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Apothecarius Argentum, Vol. 4 Reviews
This remains one of the girliest things I’ve ever had in my collection (followed only by the other one I’m reviewing today) I think it’s winding down or I might otherwise give it up. It’s a bit too tragic romance for me. Prince Lorca has taken Princess Primula back to his kingdom only to get taken captive by his older brothers, one a rake and the other one who is rather indecisive. They’re furious that Lorca left because he doesn’t see the big picture (i.e. Primula’s father wants to take over their kingdom) Lorca and Primula protest this and she agrees to remain a prisoner while Lorca and Argent search for a cure for the eldest prince’s newborn son. This kingdom is nothing but bare dirt (mostly from over agriculture and pesticides which is also poisoning the people). Lorca feels very alone except for his servant, the ex-thief – Infree. During all of this, Argent is shot and saved by the man who tried to kill Primula in the opening chapters of the series. He bands together with Primula in this and I do have to say Primula and Lorca are relatively intelligent teens. They’re willing to make a sacrifice to save their kingdoms, a necessity because Lorca’s father is slowly being poisoned by a basilisk like Argent and Primula’s father really is here to take over the kingdom. Worse, Lorca is betrayed by someone he trusts.Oddly the bullet (a strange concept in this part of the world) detoxifies Argent a bit, giving him hope that one day he could be with Primula. However, in order to make peace Lorca and Primula agree to marry but their hearts aren’t in it. I think teen girls in love with romances would like this. It’s certainly likeable enough. But I’m not into romances much. I’m more in it for the interesting proposition of a basilisk. There is obvious some background or at least interest by the mangaka in science but it’s not quite…right.
Fun read, but the cast of characters was not very diverse. Enjoyable if you are reading purely for plot though!