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Le Chevalier d'Eon 1 (Le Chevalier d'Eon #1)

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A mysterious cult is sacrificing beautiful young women to a demonic force that has promised them the kingdom of France in return for the blood of their victims. Only one man can save Paris from chaos and terror–the Chevalier d’Eon!
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by Del Rey (first published May 7th 2007)
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Mar 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Oh boy...first let me tell how amazed I still feel that a drawing can be so awesome!
Just paper and pencil and yet it does wonders!
I like the protagonist a ghost who takes the body of her brother in order to fight poets who use verses of poems with the blood of virgins.
The setting takes place in France during french revolution. Louis V is the current ruler.
The poets are the people who bring forth demons by chanting psalms and are causing uprising in the france.
A bit messed up , thats what it is.
This is one of those manga that you look at and want to shout, "Dammit Japan!" because the storyline would be very interesting... if not for the abandonment of all logic and history.

This takes place in France just before the French revolution. Not that you'd know, since most of it isn't remotely historically accurate. There's also the question of our hero who, when possessed by the spirit of his dead sister, magically grows boobs and you go, "lolwut?"

Basically, if you enjoyed the anime version,
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who is interested in history in general when it comes to reading manga
Le Chevalier D'eon  
Publishers: Kodansha- Delray
years published: 2005-2007
story and art by: Tou Ubukata and Kiriko Yumeji
My thoughts:
the artwork though not accurate to 18th-century french attire was superb and very well done, same goes with the story which was very well thought out except what I don't seem to understand is why they call the main character's sister Lia De Beaumont the Chevalier sphinx in the manga when in the anime which is based off, of the manga they just call
A lot of it has some standard manga stuff. Nearly pornographic slaughter of women with loving looks at their mutilated nude or nearly nude bodies? Check. Truly monstrous looking supernatural dupes? Check. Protagonist who bumbles through his regular life to better hide his secret identity? Check.

Protagonist who's sometimes possessed by the spirit of his dead sister who then puts on a wig, high-heeled shoes, and a long frilly dress to take up the sword to defend justice and the right in France in
Conan Tigard
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love the dark and gritty feel of Le Chevalier d'Eon: Volume 1. The story is quite intriguing and the artwork is unique and well-done. It is very heavily inked, which is what leads to the gritty feel for the book. During some of the action scenes, though, it is a little difficult to tell what is going one because of the clutter in the background, or it may be because of the heavy inking. It is hard to tell.

Still, I loved the fact that this book takes place over 250 years in the past in France.
Drew Constance
Le Chevalier D'eon Volume 1 was a creative and imaginative tale set in Historical France in the 17th Century. I am partial to historical settings and I did gain a lot of insight into true facts that provoked my interest. Featuring elements of crime, mystery, horror and even a little humour I enjoyed the sequences and the illustration's that alongside the story made for a fine read. However I did get a little bored with the “Palms” concept as it was repeated many times just in different situation ...more
PF Freire
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewing here, the complete Manga Series, read in the Kindle version.

The series is by no means, perfect.
But it is a hell of a ride.

Keep in mind that there is no conclusion.
The series ends with a cliffhanger and poof. Nada.

By the synopsys of the anime series, I can see that there is no parallels between the Medias.

But the plot and characters are intriguing enough to keep me wanting more. Tarot cards, anagrams in French, historical locations, famous cameos.
There is the transgender effect that in
Mar 24, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Evil snake demons have a plan to take over the world of 1700's France that involved possessing various poets.
The only one that can stop them is the young Chevalier d'Eon, who is a master detective, agent for the King and when possessed by the spirit of his dead sister, he puts on a dress, wig and magic sword.

What's in the drinking water in Japan?
I love historical fantasy and this one has a nice blend of history and monsters and magic, but the art is too dark and over done and the artist seems to
In Paris in the 1750s, there are crazed poets running around. (I have already burst into insane laughter, and I haven't even gotten started!) These crazed poets write psalms in the blood of virgins ad then morph into grotesque monsters; either that, or the blood of virgins self-writes psalms. Sometimes when the crazed poets die, their blood writes "palmss" (this is not a typo). Or possibly they do. Or they carve it into themselves. Or it is carved into them. Or all of the above! I am not sure.

Nov 04, 2012 rated it liked it
In the beginning was the Word...

The Chevalier d'eon was pretty... interesting for his time. Interesting now, even. French diplomat, spy, transvestite... is it really any wonder someone would try to make a manga about it? If you read this, do so with tongue planted firmly-in-cheek. Serpent demons crawling all over Versailles! Psalms written in the blood of young virgins! If you were expecting a serious introspective look into the lives of d'Eon and King Louis XV... then why the heck are you looki
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, manga, historical
To be honest, the real story of Eon whatshisname/whatshername sounds much more interesting than this manga volume was. The bad French and (what language is the word 'psalms'?) spelling was really annoying too. If you're going to write a book set in France, it's not enough to learn the history, you need to have a dictionary handy. And, seriously, misspelling your title character's name?

Not sure if Ubukata or Yumeji is the responsible party on the spelling.
Aug 18, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who think they dislike manga
Shelves: manga-mangia
Versailles during the reign of Louis XV: Young girls are being murdered by various assailants all leaving the identical calling card. The word "Psalms" is carved into each victim. The manga is loosely based on the real D'Eon de Beaumont, a secret agent who lived as both a man and woman.

The artwork is gorgeous and it's extremely interesting how historical details are interspersed with the supernatural elements. A very pleasant surprise overall. Looking forward to reading more D'Eon.
This series is amazing! It's not very often that I come across a noir tale that immediately sucks me into its dark clutches. The macabre concoction of mad poets, blood sacrifice, the vengeful dead and a prophecy promising Armageddon, paired with rich, highly detailed illustrations, make for an intense story that's hard to put down. If you enjoyed Death Note, then you should definitely add this to your reading list.
Jul 28, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sfff
Je n'ai pas encore regardé l'anime et le manga ne m'a pas beaucoup inspiré...Le roman quant à lui se base sur une intrigue un peu trop tirée par les cheveux composée d' énigmes qui ne tiennent pas la route plus de deux secondes et de solutions qui tombent du ciel... Les personnages ne sont pas attachants pour un sous... Bref un roman dispensable.
Jenny T
Dec 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Manga. Soul-channeling, gender-bending good fun (with plenty of sword-fighting, gore, and evil poetry) in Louis XV's France. A bit more graphic (not to mention, creepy) than the anime, but I'm certainly intrigued.
Oct 03, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, dropped
Recensione sul mio blog:
Scott Roberts
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
The book cover looks very pretty.
Tina Olah
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Quite different from the anime, and mostly follows a "monster-of-the-week" format (so far). Great artwork in this book!
Jul 15, 2008 rated it did not like it
Didn't finish it. Gender bending manga. I'm just not into manga. I could finish it, it's easy enough. Just not motivated and there's so much else to read
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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B.L. Aldrich
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Now this is awesome. A little twisted, but interesting story and gorgeous artwork. Great translation.
Feb 07, 2008 rated it liked it
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