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Gorgeous Carat Galaxy (Gorgeous Carat universe)
by You Higuri
Pfandleiher Ray Balzac Courlande, auch als Gentlemandieb Noir bekannt, und Floréan Rochefort sind auf Besuch bei Floréans weitläufiger, aber verarmter Verwandschaft. Die wollen die Verbindung ihres Verwandten zu dem berühmt-berüchtigten Pfandleiher nutzen und ihren Grundbesitz vor dem Ruin retten. Doch leider geht nicht alles friedlich in dem Landschlösschen zu.
Paperback, 260 pages
Published August 2006 by Carlsen
(first published April 2004)
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Aug 03, 2009 Kati rated it really liked it · review of another edition
It's You Higuri, of course I loved it. This was a re-read for me, I just felt like visiting Ray and Florian and Lila and Solomon again... It's a stand-alone volume set after the "Gorgeous Carat" series and once again, Florian is the damsel in distress, hehe. Also, I love this sort of gay stuff - the possible relationship between Ray and Florian is only hinted at, there's no sex, it's all plot and character stuff.
This is a second series featuring Ray (Noir-jewel thief) and Florian (pretty boy collateral) and their adventures in a creepy mysterious castle with murder and mayhem as a side dish. Needless to say Ray owns Florian, maybe he even loves him, but until the matter of the debt is cleared up he will remain exotic and aloof. (See Gorgeous Carat – good luck finding #2)
There is a creepy squick factor winding its way through the story line. While the little girl doesn’t come out and say it, I think her ...more
Mar 26, 2013 Leila Anani rated it liked it · review of another edition
A rather odd volume in the Georgeous Carat universe this one is a stand alone gothic tale that has Florian convince Noir to help out one of his relatives by actually buying some artwork. They get stuck in the mansion by a freak snow storm and of course family secrets and skelletons in the closet are revealed. This feels far too light for an incredibly dark story hinting at paedophilia and incest. The yaoi content is equally minimised although we do get Noir carrying an injured Florian and a fun ...more
Jan 25, 2013 Anna rated it liked it · review of another edition
I remember how excited I was when I found out a new Gorgeous Carat book was coming out. Even then, I found this volume disappointing. It was uninteresting and lacked intensity compared to the main plot of the series. The relation to soap operas was depressingly evident. We also learned nothing new about our main characters. It was episodic and bland. But I guess fans of the series clamored with a new addition. Anyways, I'm at least done.
Nov 05, 2007 Emily G rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: shounen-ai fans
Ray and Florian are back and it's not long before one of them is in trouble and needs rescuing, and let's face it, it's generally Florian *g*! But despite this predictability, I do love Gorgeous Carat, Ray and Florian endear themselves to you with their tragic pasts and obvious love for each other.
So much memories! Vzpomínám si, jak se tahle knížka dala sehnat na jediném livejournalu na celým internetu, půlka scanu byla japonský, druhá půlka až nečitelne zažloutlé... A jakou jsem z toho měla radost :3 skvělá oldschool klasika, musím si ještě někdy znovu přečíst i tu původní sérii.
You Higuri (氷栗優) is a Japanese shōjo and yaoi manga artist. She is known especially for her drawings of beautiful fantasy men in romantic storylines set in historical Europe, such as Gorgeous Carat in early 20th-century France and Cantarella during the Italian Renaissance.More about You Higuri...
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