|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Oct 2004|
|Number of Pages:||196|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.44|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.0 x 0.7 x 7.56|
The four-woman manga team CLAMP have many U.S. fans, for whom this series will hold special interest: it's a mega-crossover featuring new versions of characters from many different CLAMP series. Princess of a land called Clow, teenage Sakura (several years older than her counterpart in Cardcaptor Sakura), loves her childhood friend Syaoran, who is leading an archaeological dig into the kingdom's ruins. When Sakura visits a newly uncovered room in the ruins, a rune there unlocks a power within her, and her memories are scattered throughout the dimensions.
In desperation, high priest Yukito sends Sakura and the devastated Syaoran to the Time-Space Witch, who, in a scene that also appears in xxxHOLiC, Vols. 1 and 2, extracts a terrible price from Syaoran and then sends them and two companions on a quest through different worlds for the pieces of Sakura's memories. The art here is reminiscent of Rayearth or Sakura but with a rougher edge. CLAMP's writing sometimes slides too far into foolishness or contrivance, tendencies kept in check here. With its built-in audience, this is recommended for teens and adults at all libraries.
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CAN PURE DETERMINATION DEFEAT A MASTER MAGICIAN?
Sakura is awake, but she remembers almost nothing–certainly not Syaoran, who has sacrificed everything to help her. Accompanied by the happy-go-lucky Fai, the intense Kurogane, and the strikingly odd creature Mokona Modoki, Sakura and Syaoran make their way into a new universe where a traveling magician has suddenly become frighteningly powerful and is terrorizing an entire town. Only a few independent-minded stragglers remain to battle for control of their own lives. Fai, the lone magician in the group, traded his magical powers to the dimension witch, xxxHOLiC’s Yûko, before the journey started. Without a weapon with which to fight, can the extraordinary group of friends defeat a master magician who can control the Earth’s elements?
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