Although I didn’t fall in love with the first book, I fell head first into the second . . . well the entire series. Princess Nakaba of Senan is forced to marry Prince Caesar of the enemy country Belquat. This is supposed to bring peace to the two fighting cities; Nakaba is a prisoner and Caesar has no qualms of telling her as such. With only her faithful “attendant” Loki, Nakaba must survive her marriage, and a power she has never heard of.
Now just base on that description it sounds like a fairly unattractive book; however, the author Rei Toma, was able to actually captivate me to read the second volume. In this series, there are some things that are exactly what they are but then there are a lot of things that aren’t even close to what you think they are. For instance, Caesar isn’t an asshole and Loki is nothing as he seems.
There are a lot of issues in this series regarding race but it’s not black and white; it’s something more than that. The artwork was great; there are no issues regarding that. But with all the good things in this series the only flaw I can honestly say is each book should have been longer (lol).
Set in medieval times, this series has adult themes in some parts so I would not recommend it to children or those lacking maturity.
Dawn of the Arcana series by Rei Toma gets a 10 out of 10.