Despite the server internal injuries he suffered from the explosive ale, the Giant Dorry continues his duel with his friend Broggy. With the interference of the Baroque Works agent Mr 3, Broggy defeats Dorry only to be captured soon after. Meanwhile Nami, Zolo and Vivi are also captured by Baroque Works and Mr 3 begins turning them all into wax statues with only a trapped Luffy and a beaten-up Ussop can stop the process.
Although I am not the greatest fan of the Little Garden arc, I did find this instalment of the One Piece manga to be quite entertaining. The battle between Luffy and the Candle Man Mr 3 was entertaining and there are the usual moments of humour mixed in with the action. Mr 3 himself isn't that great a character but he does have some interesting abilities and his partner Ms Golden Week is good.
The volume is good and well worth around four stars.
This volume continues from volume 13 where the crew has landed on an island with two fighting giants where Luffy and his crew have been put in a bad situation where they were befriending the giants there until the ale they were sharing exploded and they are the first suspects in the warrior giants view accused of such a thing Luffy has no chance to explain himself to the giant before he is attacked. Meanwhile also on the island high ranking members of Baroque Works intervene in the battle named Mr 3 who has eaten a devil fruit that has given him power over wax.
I would give this 4.5 stars, but that option is not available. To state the obvious, this is a One Piece manga book here, they're generally awesome and this is no exception. Volume 14 continues with the story of Dory and Broggy, the two giants who live on 'Little Garden' (a prehistoric island) and further introducing Mr3 and Miss Goldenweek, a story arc that 4kids didn't dub. I bought this volume because the arc is a very small one, and I hoped it would be contained in one volume. (Yeah, it was kind of a stupid thing to hope.) It's actually the second volume of three containing this story line, but most of the action is in this this volume. It sets up the problem, and pretty much resolves it by the end, so you don't really have to have the other two to appreciate this book.
It's got plenty of action, excitement and laughs that remind you how much you love this series and its characters. In my opinion, the main hero's of this mini-arc would be Luffy and (fairly surprisingly) Usopp. The other characters are also around, being their usual awesome selves, but if you're wanting to see Sanji being cool I don't suggest this book. Due to plot circumstances he's not really in this book at all, but he does get a token appearance at the end.
My conclusion being, if you like One Piece you will like this book. If you're an Usopp fan you'll probably like it even more (because it's not often that he gets to be the hero), and if you're more of a fan of Sanji you'll like this book but I'd recomend one with him in it a bit more.