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The Cain Saga, Volume 04, Part 1 (The Cain Saga #4)

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Born under an evil moon harboring dark secrets, Earl Cain C. Hargreves, the youthful heir of the aristocratic Hargreves family, is a man on a quest to find the truth about his family's past. Written in dark, harrowing episodes, The CAIN Saga chronicles how Cain solves the strange crimes that seem to plague his cursed existence, yet somehow bring him closer to deciphering t ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 3rd 2007 by VIZ Media LLC (first published January 1st 2000)
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Sadie Bermingham
Mar 24, 2015 Sadie Bermingham rated it it was amazing
Set against the background of late Victorian London still gripped by the memory of the Jack the Ripper murders, young Earl Cain Hargreaves is blackmailed into marriage by his Uncle Neil in order to protect the family reputation. Neil only agrees to the adoption of Cain's illegitimate half sister Mary on the condition that he agrees to become engaged to Emmeline Lauderdale the daughter of a similarly wealthy family.
On a visit to the Lauderdale family estate it soon becomes clear that Emmeline is
Nicole Bunge
Finally got around to picking up the last two volumes of this.
In many ways, I wish I'd read this series before "Godchild" (which follows this series in Earl Cain's life... though I'm not sure which was written -or released in English- first. There are a lot of references to the material that happened in these last two volumes that correlates to the action in "Godchild" - emotionally - which can charge certain lines and scenes that only go by in passing if you're not aware of previous material.)
I think The Cain Saga, and its sequel Godchild, have the most messed up and tragic characters I've seen so far. It's dark, it's gloomy. Don't expect happy endings in these two mangas, dead bodies keep pilling up. All the characters are so complex.

The Cain Saga art is not as good as Godchild, one can guess the artist art was not mature yet unlike when she made Godchild much later. Still it's a must to read to fully understand what happens in Godchild. There are a lot of good contents to find ther
Mar 26, 2008 Sianeka rated it liked it
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This series of stories introduces the young earl Cain C. Hargreaves, an eccentric loner millionaire who likes to solve mysteries and collect exotic poisons. This is the fourth volume(part 1) of the Cain Saga stories, which has 5 volumes and then continues in the Godchild manga series.

This is Kaori Yuki's longest story in the Saga yet, and it is the best so far. She has been lengthening the story length with each subsequent volume in this series and that has worked to her advantage, because these
OH MY GOD! That clown puppet was one of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen. No lie, it was like a scene out of a horror movie. If I was walking down a dark hallway and that thing was shoved under a door and started talking to me in a little kid voice, I would have peed my pants. I couldn’t believe that Merry befriended this guy because there’s no way in hell I would have stuck around. Like, on the surface, it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but even the second time it happened, it still freaked m ...more
I liked this volume MUCH better than its previous ones. Perhaps it was the introduction and development of strong characters - Emeline, Meridiana, Gilbert, etc. They were likable and static. I also love the lore of Jack the Ripper - it's scary, gory, and interesting. Again, the manga's success lies in a single story instead of several small ones, giving it enough time to fully develop. I can't wait to see how the Cain Saga concludes!

In this volume, I have begun to see a change in Yuki's art. It'
May 17, 2016 Amber rated it it was amazing
Questions, questions, questions

Onto the finale!
Nov 17, 2015 Katy rated it really liked it
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Continuing in a similar structure to the previous volume, this one focuses on a long story (long enough to span two volumes.) However, I really appreciate the amount of character depth the volume provides: we learn so much more about Riff, Cain's uncle, Mary, Oscar, and even Emeline, whom I adore. I'm interested in the Jack the Ripper story, but it seems like more attention is paid to Meridiana and Dr. Jizabel, who are also interesting characters. Overall, I enjoyed this volume and I'm eager to ...more
Emily G
Dec 19, 2013 Emily G rated it really liked it
Things come to a head for Earl Cain in the two part tale of the seal of the red ram.

I felt so sorry for Emeline she clearly loved Cain so much and to no avail in the end. It all seems so pointless, especially as she never got to tell him what she wanted to say.

An aside: I did find the love at first sight thing with Meridiana and Cain was a bit weird, if I'm honest.

Onto to part 2...
Jan 19, 2015 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
I loved this series. Cain was amazing. it starts off in a very Poe like atmosphere and later mixes that with Holmes. I love how things seem supernatural and fantastical but get proven by science, and even after reading all of them you still think, "this story is where the magic is real." it's that amazing.
Mar 05, 2013 Lissibith rated it really liked it
The final two volumes work as one large story, and as might be expected, its the best developed - and therefore, the characters end up feeling the most real and the least life fodder. Some of the relationships and friendships here were actually truly touching.
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Kaori Yuki (see also 由貴 香織里) is a female Japanese manga artist best known for her gothic manga such as Earl Cain, its sequel Godchild, and Angel Sanctuary. Yuki debuted in 1987 with Natsufuku no Erii (夏服のエリー) which ran in the manga anthology Bessatsu Hana to Yume published by Hakusensha.

Her work is typically serialized in one of Hakusensha's two shōjo manga anthologies, Bessatsu Hana to Yume and
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The Cain Saga (5 books)
  • The Cain Saga, Volume 01
  • The Cain Saga, Volume 02
  • The Cain Saga, Volume 03
  • The Cain Saga, Volume 04, Part 2

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