HOME SWEET HOME? After being swallowed by a sandstorm, Lief wakes up to find himself at home, surrounded by loved ones. They assure him his quest is over, and he's free to rest. When they insist he give them the Belt of Deltora, Lief realizes that something is terribly wrong....
|Title||:||Deltora Quest 8|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Deltora Quest 8 Reviews
Volume 8 concludes "The Shifting Sands" and takes our heroes about halfway through "Dread Mountain." As with the anime, the manga depiction of the Guardian of the Shifting Sands is no where near as terrifying as it is in the book. Lief's trials with the sands is emotionally and spiritually draining in the novel, while the anime and manga are more focused on external action. The point of the Guardian in the book was that it was mindless. It was a true Hive, an implacable enemy closer to a force of nature than anything sentient. The manga does give an interesting interpretation of the Hive, making it a collection of lost spirits that Lief cleanses with the power of the Lapis Lazuli (which is neat because the stone doesn't seem to have any active powers in the books.) So while the depiction of the Hive was not accurate to the manga nor very frightening, it was at least interesting. The events at the Dreaming Spring with the Kin are a bit condensed and the companions learn a secret about Doom a bit earlier than in the books, but it still retains its impact. On to face Dread Mountain!
After watching the anime for this series... I love it so much. Deltora Quest is absolutely amazing, and the manga does a great job of illustrating Lief's journey as he adventures to restore the belt of Deltora. I'm not entirely sure I'm ready to have my heart ripped out again by the conclusion however!