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on Jan. 31, 2011 :
This series is probably one of the best series I've read in the past 3 years. Incredibly well-written. Written in Manga style, I felt right at home with all of the characters. (I love manga. =)) The themes of honor, duty, loyalty and respect run deep as in most Manga themes, but the characters are far from cardboard manga repeats.
If you're thinking of just buying the third book and skipping to the end, don't. Buy the first two. They are that good, you won't regret it.
While the first book dealt with loyalty and honor, the second dealt with redemption. The third book has at it's forefront coming full circle in restoration. The whole series takes on deep topics like redemption, honor, loyalty, love and even the existence of God, but it never felt trite or canned. The third book completes the story of Arus, wrapping up this very engaging tale in an amazing apocalypse that leaves your wanting to turn the pages faster, but not miss a single word.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)