Dark has been learning under the master swordsman and guardian, the Phantom Saint of the Red Phoenix, for three years. Although he’s convinced he still has much to learn, his teacher decides that Dark has learned all he can teach him. His master provokes Dark into a testing, intentionally fatal fight. Dark, suddenly burdened with having slain his beloved teacher, knows only that he is now the Phantom Saint of the Red Phoenix and must make his way to a far city to claim his destiny. Though he has a spirit guide, Kyo, to aid him, he unwittingly offends his fellow guardians. They have no idea he is the next in the Red Phoenix line. They come out ready to fight, only asking questions later. An elegant and energetic work, this manga title is impressive for its combination of dramatic fighting intercut with the stories behind the fighting.

Dark Angel: The Path to Destiny, vol. 1
ISBN: 1562199277
by Kia Asimiya
Central Park Media Corp 2000

  • Robin B.

    | She/Her Teen Librarian, Public Library of Brookline

    Editor in Chief

    Robin E. Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. She has chaired the American Library Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee, the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, and served on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She is currently the President of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table for ALA. She was a judge for the 2007 Eisner awards, helped judge the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards in 2011, and contributes to the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. She regularly gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and anime at comics conventions including New York and San Diego Comic-Con and at the American Library Association’s conferences. Her guide, Understanding Manga and Anime (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award.

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