This had such a strange name ‘A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation’ that I found myself drawn towards it. I had no clue that it was a manga adaptation of an existing book series, which might explain some of the issues I had with this.
Overall it was a very quick and quite cute read, but when I stopped to think about it, there were some questions. Lizel is transported into this world, and while neither he nor we find out why he is there or how he got there, this seems to be almost immediately forgotten and is not an issue. Strangely, what this story seemed to be lacking most was some sort of conflict. Lizel wants to be an adventurer, here you go – and he’s really good at it. There are some very difficult riddles to solve – just give them to Lizel and they are solved in no time.
I am however quite curious to see how the series develops and if there will be somewhat more of an overarching story line and some things to overcome for Lizel.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation (Volume 1) – Misaki / Momochi / Sando