Read Crossing Midnight, Vol. 3: The Sword in the Soul by Mike Carey Jim Fern Gabriel Hernandez José Villarrubia Matteo Guerrero J.H. Williams III Online


Toshi and Kai lead the kami armies into battle, but it may take more to determine the fate of the twins. This final volume collects issues #13-19 of the series Publishers Weekly called "solid, entertaining and brilliantly executed."...

Title : Crossing Midnight, Vol. 3: The Sword in the Soul
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ISBN : 9781401219666
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 168 Pages
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Crossing Midnight, Vol. 3: The Sword in the Soul Reviews

  • Kathryn
    2019-05-03 04:58

    Carey did a great job wrapping up this too short series. Kai and Toshi find themselves on opposite sides of a battle on the spirit realm. The panels of the fighting were fascinating and beautiful, if maybe not quite as detailed as I think they could have been. But this is part of the beauty of this series. The art is very clean and clear, the colors bright, and the characters wonderfully and convincingly represented. I loved the ending, which was surprising in some ways. I saw it coming but I didn't really think it would happen, so it was a predictable surprise, if that makes sense. 4 1/2 stars, mostly just because volume 2 was better than this final volume and I want that distinction to be reflected in my ratings. I hope Carey decides to resurrect this series, which would be fairly easy to do considering the ending. Highly recommended for fans of dark fantasy.

  • Jen
    2019-05-27 05:17

    The third book in the Crossing Midnight series - also gorgeous and compelling. In this one, the siblings end up fighting on two different sides of a war in the spirit world. This is really the story of the war planning, and it is revealed why Kai and Toshi, seemingly normal human chldren, were born with their unique abilities. And Kai tries to save Hasharito (aka Toshi) from herself. The ending of this book is kind of sad, but hopeful too - Toshi has come back to herself and shed the Hasharito identity, but still has control over her powers and the aid of her supernatural friends. She vows to make right what she has done wrong, and I assume the next books will show the story of her new quest.

  • Sudipta Saha
    2019-05-21 13:10

    Despite the fact that the build-up of the series took two volumes of strewn, disorganized circumstances, Mike Carey came up with an exceptionally good final volume. All the jumbled up pieces fit perfectly together and the broader picture became more lucid. The writer could have taken up a few more volumes since the span of the book is relatively large and the concepts in the preceding volumes could have undergone further elucidation.

  • Artur Coelho
    2019-05-16 08:03

    Dois irmãos, gémeos, a partilhar uma herança sobrenatural mas com uma diferença fundamental. Ela é totalmente espírito, capaz de se mover entre os dois mundos, o nosso e o dos mitos, e cai sob a alçada de um semi-deus usurpador que a utiliza, dotando-a de poderes com lâminas, para eliminar os seus inimigos. Ele tem o poder de anular toda a magia, e tudo o que procura é o reencontro com uma irmã que nunca o reconhece, pois as suas memórias foram-lhe retiradas pelo senhor que serve. Pelo meio temos conflitos épicos no submundo sobrenatural. Mike Carey, neste título, sublima o fascínio pela mitologia japonesa, com a sua míriade de deuses, espíritos e demónios.

  • Michelle
    2019-05-17 12:11

    As with the previous books in the series this one was violent with adult situations. I liked the twists and turns that the story took and although the end was not a traditionally "happy" one it was true to the spirit of the series. It was a good ending to the series and I would recommend it for the people who like fantasy based stories (be warned however it is very violent with an impressive body count).

  • Bellish
    2019-05-23 10:11

    Excellent finale to a great little series. I can't help but think maybe that ending had been left open for the possibility of more, but it didn't feel like a cliffhanger.

  • David
    2019-05-14 11:53

    Waaaaauuuuuuggh!!!That's what I shouted when I came to the end of "Crossing Midnight: Cut Here". Because it was only volume ONE of a story-arc that cuts (no pun intended) through several graphic novels- "The Sword In The Soul" was no exception, either! Amazing, Spectacular, and EXCELLENT ending, as well!!I had to read them all, as soon as I started them!Yes, HAD TO.This story was REALLY well written, amazingly illustrated, and it carried me forward through the storyline with surprising ease. I was instantly invested with the Hara family and the twins problems and perils.I can tell you very little about this story, without spoiling it. That it has to do with the supernatural, is obvious- the Kami, spirits of /things/ we use or make- like swords, or needles for sewing. That they have investment in the human world is not surprising... but watching them reach into it, and USE that investment. Well now. That is another thing entirely!I loved this book, and am now on the prowl for the 'rest' of the story- before I go half crazy imagining the myriad of ways it could turn out.Save yourself! Buy or check out all three, before you start reading... I hope to add them to my meager book collection... they're THAT good.

  • Tiamat_the_red
    2019-04-28 07:01

    I enjoyed this but I felt like there were still some loose ends. I'm going to get into spoilers, so beware.*SPOILERS*So one thing that bothered me about this last book is the implication that them having been born on opposite sides of midnight is important. It's strongly implied, but then there doesn't seem to be any followthrough. Maybe I'm missing something. It could be that the eldest twin is born the day before the "protection" begins and the second twin is born during it but why wouldn't it begin when the first child was born? They don't say. Kind of annoying.Toshi's kind of annoying, too. She fails to clue in that the Gleaner calls her Toshi Hara and hey, that's what this boy is calling her. Her master has stolen her memories, so why would she trust him? Doesn't make much sense to me. I believe she also hurts her brother with Usotsuki, which I don't think should have worked. Shouldn't her magic have failed in the face of his abilities? Might have to go back and check.

  • Cale
    2019-05-08 12:01

    This volume ends the series and it feels like the overall story was significantly abbreviated. Still, even with the quickened pace, the climax is surprising and effective. Although the opponents are only sketched in, the conflict between the twins takes center. Secondary characters from the previous volumes reappear to up the stakes and play surprising roles, and the final conclusion, while leaving an opening for future stories, closes the book on the original concept in a satisfying manner. It feels like we didn't get enough time in this very distinct and different world, but what's here is a complete, enjoyable experience.

  • Elizabeth A
    2019-05-20 08:10

    This final volume in the series collects issues #13-19.Kai is trying to find and save her his sister, but Toshi has had her memories erased, and has a new assignment - kill Kai. You just know this is not going to end well. We learn more about the backstory about how the twins are the way they are, and I loved the explanation. War is inevitable, and this is a fun and satisfying conclusion to this graphic novel series.

  • Lara
    2019-05-04 13:22

    I really liked this series a lot in the end--pretty compelling characters, lots of violence, interesting mythology, a very fitting ending, and, of course, Sen the Superdog! Not all series this short manage to feel as full as this one does, but Carey managed admirably, and this one seemed just right. He's definitely becoming one of my favorite comic book writers.

  • Peter
    2019-05-07 07:00

    A solid ending to a meandering story. Having gotten maybe just too far into an obscure mythos, it brings back the story to a satisfying ending. A great story for not having many pages in which to tell.

  • Deborah
    2019-05-25 07:20

    Not my usual cup of tea: violence, fantasy. And yet, is it fantasy or legend, which I do like, and it is absolutely compelling. I have no idea what is going to happen next and I Love it! Plus the cliffhanger ending-I want more!

  • D.
    2019-05-01 07:04

    Another tragedy? Maybe this is why I haven't been reading so much lately.That said, a widely cast net of disparate characters finally gathered together to reach an acceptable conclusion. Room is left to continue the stories of Kai and Toshi Hara, but I will leave them be.

  • Stacie
    2019-05-15 13:03

    The story ended kind of sad, Toshi was annoying, wanted to slap her. The background story of how the debt/ family came to be was uninspiring. But still a fun read.

  • Sonic
    2019-05-10 09:21

    Excellent story that is rich with Japanese mythology and brought to life with superb first-rate art!

  • Amanda
    2019-05-12 10:00

    While I liked this series overall, I felt like the author was asking the reader to remember a lot of smaller details and names in order to fully appreciate the story.

  • Alex
    2019-05-22 05:21

    Oh man, so good, but the ending felt rushed. maybe vertigo said wrap it up or we cancel, I feel like there was another volume in here. I could be wrong but it really felt rushed.

  • Devowasright
    2019-05-21 11:57

    isn't this actually called the sword in the soul?

  • Loyd
    2019-05-26 07:21

    Another great addition to the series. I love the mix of the physical and metaphysical, the real world and shadow lands that Carey achieves in these books.

  • Lauri
    2019-04-28 05:01

    19 osa pikkuseks see suurepärane jaapani vaimumaailmast rääkiv sari jäigi. Aitäh, ameerika idioodid...

  • Marc
    2019-04-27 09:20

    Listen to my review on V for Vertigo, Episode 89 at or on iTunes.

  • Kerry
    2019-05-18 12:01

    Well, I just couldn't get into this and then I realized it was actually volume 3!

  • Simone
    2019-05-22 10:23

    The story is grabbing and the art beautiful. I feel the ending is a little abrupt, though.

  • Shannon Appelcline
    2019-05-22 07:05

    A fine conclusion to the series. It didn't offer as interesting of a blend between the modern day and the fantastic as previous volumes, but it was still very enjoyable.