I would normally give this a five star for the story but because I've phoned Amazon twice about this volume being a quarter down the screen all the way through the book. I gave it a month after the second call I downloaded it a few days a go and still having the same problem I'm hoping if they read this review the problem will get sorted this time.
In the aftermath of the battle against Grimoire Heart, Fairy Tail are now recovering from their intense wounds with Natsu and the others are disappointed that the S-Class test has been cancelled while Cana finally plucks up the courage to confront her father. Meanwhile Ultear and Merudy have a change of heart and Zeref decides that the current age is coming to an end. Things don't stay quiet for long however as Acnologia, the Black Dragon of the Apocalypse, has his eyes set on Sirius Island.
This is another very good volume of the 'Fairy Tail' manga that is something of a turning point for the series so some plot spoilers will unfortunately be unavoidable in this review. The volume sees the very end of the Sirius Island arc before going onto the time skip, moving the action seven years on. Despite the fact that many fans consider it the point where the series begins to go downhill, I personally think the decision to include the time skip is an interesting one works reasonably well, allowing for some new challenges for the guild seven years on as their enemies and allies have grown in strength. The action in this volume remains very good and the artwork is truly spectacular in places, especially for Acnologia himself. The volume continues to include some very nice humour but there are also some very emotional scenes and Cana confronts Gildarts and Lucy receives some bad news following the time skip. The volume also sees the first master of Fairy Tail make an appearance and she is quite a cute character.
The volume includes the usual fan art, Q&A, an afterword by the author and brief translation notes. There is also a preview of the next volume.
Overall I like this volume very much and I feel it is well worth a full five stars.
This third volume of the `Fairy Tail' manga sees Lucy, Natsu, Gray and Ezra continue their fight against the Dark Guild Eisenwald. Eisenwald are planning on using the mass murder magic Lullaby but their true plans may be more troubling than anyone could have foreseen.
This third volume of the series is another good instalment of the series with some nice fights and a good cliff-hanger at the end. The action in this volume is quite nice and it gives a nice indication of what Natsu, Gray and Ezra are capable of. This volume is also very funny and is enjoyable to read throughout. Although the series has yet to truly become great, there is enough here to keep anyone amused.
As the Anima begins to transfer all of the magic remaining in Edolas to Earth-Land, Natsu gives Mystogan the traditional Fairy Tail send-off party. Meanwhile the rest of the Earth-Land Fairy Tail say goodbye to their new friends as they are returned home but some unexpected additions journey to the other world alongside them. After celebrating their return and filling in the other members on what has happened, the guild returns to its usual boisterous self as one of Fairy Tail's traditions approaches, the annual S-Class Wizard test to be held on Fairy Tail's sacred ground Sirius Island where the guild's founder is buried.
This volume of 'Fairy Tail' is an entertaining instalment but as it is something of a transitional volume, it probably isn't quite as good as some of the previous volumes due to mainly setting things up for the next few volumes. There is little in the way of action in this volume with Demon God Dragoneel fighting Prince Jellal at the beginning and the first fight of the S-Class test at the end being the only fights in the volume. There is some nice humour throughout the volume though and there is also some nice foreshadowing of things to come in the future. The volume also sees a couple of characters join the main group.
The volume includes the usual afterword, translation notes, fan art and Q&A along with some limited design notes.
Overall this was a reasonable volume that is worth around four stars.