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God Child 03 (The Cain Saga #3)

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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
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Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
Dieses Mal eine lange Geschichte über Cain und dann auch noch Hinweise, das dessen Vater lebt! Kurz haben auch angst um den Butler.
Sadie Bermingham
Kafka, the third volume of the Cain Saga, as the title suggests, takes paranoia and delusion as it's primary themes. Unlike the previous volumes, Kafka is a single storyline exploring more of Cain's past, his doubts about the loyalty of the people around him and his nightmares about his mother and father.
Following a mysterious illness he is treated by a young man who claims to be the son of the family doctor, who was one of Cain's childhood playmates. He recommends a break in the country and Ca
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 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Cain Saga, Volume 3: Kafka tells a gothic tale setting in Victorian era’s England. The protagonist Earl Cain was a young noble who was infamous for his collection of rare poisons and a series of mysterious murder that seemed to be following him everywhere he went.

In the Vol. 3 of the series, Cain fell prey to an unknown illness and was sent to a remote village for a recovery trip. The village was plagued by hideous vampire attacks and upon his arrival Cain encountered a disfigured female va
Mar 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: creepy, manga, 2014
I liked how this volume dealt with multiple chapters of a larger story. Since there was more time to devote to developing the story, it didn’t feel as rushed. There was this one scene where Cain took a blanket off of a mirror and (view spoiler). I was still kind of confused about what exactly was happening with Julianne and her brother. Thankfully, the translation I was reading had an explanation note towards the end. ...more
I liked seeing the introduction of Disraeli, and I also enjoyed delving into Cain and Riff's relationship with this volume. The length of the Kafka story made the plotline thoroughly developed, much unlike the stories previous. I think Yuki's Cain Saga would be more successful if every manga was one huge story instead of several small ones, therefore, giving each story time to develop effectively.

I would love to see more of Cain's playboy side. Yuki draws women so beautifully, and I love seeing
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume was significantly different in structure from the previous two: rather than short stories, some about Cain and some not, the bulk of this volume is one long story about the Earl and his family and a mysterious mystery. I didn't hate the story, but I didn't like it as much as I did the stories in volume 2. The last section of the volume is Yuki's debut piece "Elle in Summer Clothes," which I thought was pretty impressive for a debut work and was fairly interesting. Overall, there's a ...more
Feb 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
"Kafka" - a creepy story about vampires, murders and secret societies. Cain investigates yet another case. But this time, he and Riff go their separate ways and Cain has no one to rely on but himself. Cain's relationship with Riff is my favorite part of the saga!

The additional story, "Ally in a Summer Dress" (or what's it called in English) is set in our present time and is unrelated to the Cain saga.
Emily G
The Kafka volume of this series is very gothic and dark. The tale revolves around a vampire tale, linked to a brother and sister that ends tragically, but in a bittersweet way.

More importantly perhaps Cain encounters Disraeli and the Delilah organisation. I love how Cain and Riff are one step ahead of them though, although I didn't enjoy Riff being dismissed!
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Encore une fois ce tome est excellent. Cette série ne prend pas une ride, chaque tome s'avère meilleure que le précèdent, bref je l'adore. La relation entre Riff et Cain est si poignante et intense, sans parler de la petite Mary. Bref une lecture bijou
Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, manga, horror
Liked this volume quite a lot - the storytelling got a good deal more solid here than in volumes 1 and 2. However, this was also where I started getting strong Yami no Matsuei vibes. Some of the plot felt a little forced here, but the overall development felt a lot more significant.
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
oh my god
oh my god
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oh my god
oh my god
oh my god

And then the series starts pulling its themes all together in the most insanely cool way possible.
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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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Other Books in the Series

The Cain Saga (5 books)
  • The Cain Saga, Volume 01
  • The Cain Saga, Volume 02
  • The Cain Saga, Volume 04, Part 1
  • The Cain Saga, Volume 04, Part 2