The Ruby Eye (Slayers, #1)
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The Ruby Eye (Slayers #1)

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Lina Inverse doesn't like to brag, but she's a genius sorceress, invincible warrior, and a legend in her own lunchtime. Lina's also in need of some cold cash. When she comes across some stolen loot, she figures the thieves won't mind sharing. But it turns out that Lina also snags a secret hidden in the booty... And now everyone's out to see if she's got the goods!
Paperback, 198 pages
Published September 7th 2004 by Tokyopop (first published 1996)
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How can one describe the awesomeness of Lina Inverse to a bunch of book snobs?? (let’s face it, if you reading this you are in my GR friend’s list… if you in my friend list you are a book snob… don’t be lying to yourself! You are!) how can one explain to this snobs that a book don’t need to be a literary master piece to be highly entertaining? That a writer don’t need a deep, complicated plot to be great. That sometimes one need to entertain stupid things like “what would happen if I cast a heal...more
Well this is going to be a bit bias since I love the books, the anime and you just wait until I get my hands on the manga and the magazine version. Anyways the book is full of sarcastic remarks and unexpected comments that are just plainly hilarious. Hajime Kanzaka doesn’t beat around the points with his joke; he gets right to the point which makes it even funnier.

If you have seen the anime and wonder how Lina’s sister is then this books will be perfect for you. They fill you in with small part...more
I really wanted this to be a 4 star read, but something simply was missing to move it from “liked” to “really liked”.

Lina is a cool heroine. Despite being only 15 years old, she is a super strong magician and a reasonable swordsman, yet she is not invincible. She is also not innocent, she has killed people on her journey. And she loves food. So far, so good. Lina’s voice is mostly snarky and funny. At no time does this book take itself very seriously. Unfortunately her narration was pretty hit-a...more
Written in the manga novel style, this first volume in the Slayers series is a comedic magic medieval adventure. Following our spunky heroine, Lina as she 'accidently' comes into possession of a very powerful magical item and thus the consequences that come with it, The Ruby Eye is a delightful mix of laughter and magical mayhem. The characters, especially Lina, are well done and we are provided with just enough detail to get a feel for their character and still be able to expect much more devel...more
I sort of liked this,but I found it confusing at for some of the time. I must admit that I was reading this under the influence of seasonal alergies and I was pretty much out of it yesterday. That being said, I would like to see the anime that this inspired. Evidently, this came first, then the anime which I guess is sort of unusual.
Jane Lebak
It's hardly literature, but a lot of fun. The ending wrapped up a bit too quick, but I don't really care. I dove right into the second book.

BTW, I love Lina's voice. She's perfect as a fifteen-year-old with far too much confidence and not enough experience to know when enough is enough.
Ariel Sidfield
Completely and totally awesome. The setting is great, Lina has great descriptions of her magic use, and is totally awesome. The story has humor, action, memorable characters and engaging narration. It also was translated impressively well to English.
Amanda Huber
The TV series is much better than the manga surprisingly and not all of the manga have been published in English anyway--not that it appears that they will be published in English anytime soon, so watch the series!
Jul 27, 2012 Denise rated it 5 of 5 stars
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One of my all-time favourite manga series! Great comedy & fantasy mixture.
Quick and entertaining.
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Hajime Kanzaka (神坂一) is a japanese novelist and manga writer.
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