11th Cat

 11TC   (Ice Kunion, 2005)

™ and ©2005 Kim Mikyung

While on a journey through dangerous dark woods to find the staff she needs to become a full wizard, wizard-in-training Rika discovers the powerful black wish stone and its guardian, the mouthy Nomi. Together, they attempt to rescue a princess who’s been kidnapped by The Demon King.

It’s a rambling, good-natured fantasy that’s far more fairy tale than the all too common epic fantasy. It has pretty, highly polished art and ultra-cute characters. Being oh so good (her one character flaw: She’s clumsy), Rika is dull, as is her juvenile sparring with childhood friend Eugen, who’s a friend who’s a boy but not a boyfriend. (Yeah, right.)

Far more interesting is her partner Nomi, who isn’t a typical magical “slave.” She’s remarkably independent and earthy (eating everything in sight and at one point requiring toilet paper) for a spirit. As in all the Ice Kunion titles, there are back-up features including an interview with the creators, character bios, and a sample chapter from another of the publisher’s titles.

— S. A. Bennett

From the Publisher:

Cute and charming, yet not so bright little Rika is training to become a real wizard. The first step is to find a magic staff. Ah, that can’t be too hard, can it? As Rika and Eujen journey deep into the forest in search of this wonderful magic staff, Rika loses her way. She winds up in an unfortunate chance encounter with the dark sorcerer who kidnapped the princess! Will Rika be able to free the princess and become a real wizard? Follow this cute fantasy story with Rika and find out.

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