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Black Knight, Volume 01 (Black Knight #1)

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Zeke O'Brien may have his eyes on the title of Black Knight--the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a knight in the kingdom of Aran--but he's also after another prize: The young prince, Chris!Black Knight is a sweeping romantic epic about the relationship between the prince of a medieval kingdom and his loyal guardsman, as they embark on a life-long relationship fraug ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 11th 2006 by Blu (first published August 5th 2003)
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Jan 27, 2015 78sunny rated it liked it
Leider war ich hier etwas enttäuscht. Die mittelalterliche Handlung lag mir eher nicht, da es viel Schwertkampf und Intrigen gab. Die Handlung erreichte mich nicht emotional und war auch kaum spannend. Ich habe mich über lange Teile des Mangas gelangweilt. Es geht hier um einen jungen Prinzen, der an eine Militärakademie kommt. Dort lernt er Zeke kennen. Um diese beiden geht es dann im Laufe der Handlung. Allerdings spielt sich nur ein geringer Teil der Handlung in der Akademie ab.
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Why I bought it:

Toy poodle flu. Oh, alright. I also have a passion for anime and manga.

Dislike/like (ending on a high note):

Dislike~ Not a huge dislike, but the spoiled prince(ess) who falls in love with his commoner protector is a pretty familiar plot device. I can handle it if it’s convincing and I thought it was in the case of Chris and Zeke. I think this was mainly because I witnessed the growth of the characters as the story progressed. Yes, I'm still a character-driven-story wh
May 31, 2009 Angel rated it liked it
I have to say that this was a different choice for me, but it was still pretty good. I don't usually read mangas with romance themes, but I have to say this was a light and entertaining read. It is a story of a young, very sheltered prince, who is sent off to a boarding military school (I guess so he grows a pair, so to speak. From early on we get the impression he is a bit soft). There, he falls in love with his mentor, a dashing swordsman of common background. These types of yaoi novels are us ...more
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Sep 18, 2015 M.A. Ray rated it liked it
Story had difficulties: worldbuilding is rough to follow, for example. A rough read in those terms. Art is super-pretty, but suffers from that "legs for days" sort of thing I see in yaoi particularly.
Robin Conley
Aug 18, 2014 Robin Conley rated it it was ok
Another manga I received from the random box I bought. It was okay, but the story lacked a lot. Not my type of story, but at least it had a story compared to a few of the others I found in the box.
Leila Anani
1st of 3 volumes following the love story between young Prince Christian and his loyal guardsman, Zeke (the Black Knight of the title) - love the two leads and the setting, but found the story very complicated. You've got different sets of asassins milling around, flashbacks, and its also confusing that some characters refer to the prince as Chris and others as Jeremy. Not my favourite artwork either, but not bad.

There's a bonus story at the end - romance between a lonely priest and a novelist p
Mar 21, 2015 Snuffles rated it liked it
Shelves: real-world, manga, m-m, f-m, 2015
Cute, even though things happened within the first couple of pages ;)
The story was a little hard to follow and so I focused on the main romance mostly.
What I liked more than the main story was actually the bonus - his father's love story.
Mar 19, 2013 Indah rated it it was amazing
such an amazing manga... i totally in love with the art.. what beautiful drawings.. surely waiting for the continuation of this series..
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Kuro no Kishi: Black Knight 1 (v. 1) by Kai Tsurugi (2006)
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Oct 02, 2008 Reader17 Der rated it liked it
Shelves: yaoi-read
This is an okay series.
Dec 21, 2009 Marianna rated it did not like it
Shelves: could-not-finish
Did not draw me in.
Jan 06, 2010 Julia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Very good shounen ai historical. Not very smutty
2.5 stars
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Name (in native language) : 剣解

Zodiac : Sagittarius

Doujinshi circle: Crushers.
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