Herein, we see the horror of the Ishvalan war. Just how terrifying living weapons of war–taught that the Isvalans are the ‘other’ and deserve to die– can be. Man this chapter hits hard.
It’s interesting to see the research Hiromu Arakawa did for this book.
Chapter 58: The Footsteps of Ruin
For one: Al is so young to react that way to love.
For two, definite Elantris vibes… I’m curious tosee if I’m right about that.
Also, Mustang and Hawkeye’s relationship makes so much more sense now.
Chapter 59: The Immoral Alchemist
Man so much background on the war. War sucks. War where one side has all the crazy weapons/magic… Man.
Sad meta is sad.
Chapter 60: In the Absence of God
Chapter 61: The Hero of Ishval
:( oh Hughes. Oh Mustang.
But hey, now we know why Scar can do what he can do (and only what he can do). I wonder if his brother somehow survived all that.