The Annotated Magus
Fans of The Ancient Magus’ Bride are sure to love this in-depth guide to its story. Chapter-by-chapter notes provide insight into the author’s intent and the world of the story, covering mythology, magic, and more. This handbook contains spoilers aplenty, and is meant to enhance the reading experience for the first three volumes of the series. If you’re hoping for a deeper examination of the story of Elias and Chise, look no further!
Chise Hatori has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise's life will never be the same again.
The man is a "magus,"a sorcerer of great power, who decides to free Chise from the bonds of captivity. The magus then makes a bold statement: Chise will become his apprentice-and his bride!
A Fairy In Need
Chise has taken great strides in overcoming her dark past, and is ready for a brighter future by Elias' side. As for the magus himself, he is finally able to put a name to the strange emotion he's been feeling for Chise. Meanwhile, a deadly threat looms. When a panicked fairy appears at Chise's bedside, begging for help, is there anything the young, novice mage can do...?
Lullaby, and Good Night...
After mistakenly putting Elias under a sleeping spell, Chise can't find a way to wake him up! She turns to Angie for help, and brews a potion meant to undo the spell--but the process is so exhausting, Chise ends up falling asleep herself. Upon entering a dream world, she crosses paths with the person she least expected: Cartaphilus. But something's off--the amoral alchemist seems to have lost his threatening edge. Meanwhile, in the outside world, trouble is brewing...on a dragon-sized scale!
A Deal with the Devil
Elias hoped to break the deadly draconic curse that weighs upon Chise–but his methods have created a rift between them. Now Chise prepares to make a gamble of her own: What could she possibly hope to gain from a bargain with Cartaphilus? It is a time of curses cast and forks in the road. Will the paths of master and apprentice soon diverge…?
The first Ancient Magus’ Bride short story collection!
The world of The Ancient Magus’ Bride is bigger than Elias and Chise, and many are the folk and spirits who cross their lives’ path. Their tales twist together in a tapestry, words like golden yarn, a weaving of memories and secrets. Contained within these pages are new stories of Kore Yamazaki’s fantastic Britain, penned by the author herself and a star-studded lineup of Japanese authors. From a Celtic vampire in love with a human, to a gemstone knight, and even a glimpse into what Silky does in her spare time, let this enchanted collection take you to the hidden corners of a beloved fantasy world.