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Review: The Earl and the Fairy Volume 1 by Mizue Tami and Ayuko

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The Earl and the Fairy (The Earl and the Fairy #1) by
Mizue Tami and Ayuko
Publishers: Viz Media LLC
Published: March 6th, 2013
Pages: 200
Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T. Lydia Carlton is a fairy doctor, one of the few people with the ability to see the magical creatures who share our world. During one of her rare trips to London to visit her father, Lydia’s quiet life is suddenly transformed when she is rescued from kidnappers by a mysterious young man! Edgar Ashenbert claims to be descended from the human ruler of the fairy kingdom, and he urgently needs Lydia’s help to find and claim his birthright, the legendary sword of the Blue Knight Earl. Things will never be the same for Lydia as she is pulled into a dangerous quest against dark forces!

Pretty good manga! 

All about fairy doctors (ones who can communicate with the fairies and can help humans interact with them in a kind manner,) and thieves and going on an adventure. 

Lydia is a fairy doctor like her mother was and she can communicate with the fairies, although no one believes her anymore. She lives near Edinburgh, Scotland and her father is a professor in London. She sets out to visit him and gets abducted by a man who wishes to find the Merrow Star. Merrow are types of mermaids near Ireland and the Merrow star is also called the Sapphire Star. 

Once she gets away from the first abductor she is then taken by another man by the name of Earl Ibrazel, who claims to be a descendant of the Blue Knight, a fairy knight that served under King Edward I. 

Great plot - very nice to see Scotland and England in a manga along with fairies! A great mix of some of my favorite things. 

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