Subtitle: Neo Freedom (Saturday AM #1)
By: Odunze Oguguo
Genre: FXA - Graphic novels: Manga
Published by: Quarto
Published: 31 May 2022
ISBN: 9780760376843


Raised in isolation to be the world's savior known as the Trinity, young sorcerer Sano ventures out to train with other talented magic-users just as evil emerges again to threaten the world. Many years ago, humans acquired fruits called "Black" from a tree that descended from the skies, which turned humans into sorcerers. Although all of Black is now extinct, humans still have sorcery inherited from their ancestors. As generations go by, the effects of Black in the bloodline diminishes and sorcerers use a variety of objects as "wands" to harness their magical power. Blessed by "Merlin," the god of sorcery, with the Arodihs arm, Sano, a young sorcerer, has the ultimate wand. He is raised and trained in isolation and secrecy to be the world's savior known as the Trinity. The savior is believed to be the one who dawns the Infinite Night, an eternal night of chaos.

Sano begins his training amongst a group of other talented new magic-users where many already know his name. Sano gets a fiery start after being admitted to Black Bottom Island's guild for young sorcerers with his newfound freedom. As his fellow gifted allies and sorcerers accompany Sano on his quest, the treachery, betrayal, and evil that have plagued nearly all of Eden emerge again to threaten the world. Can Sano survive the threats on his young life? Saturday AM, the world's most diverse manga-inspired comics, are now presented in a new format!

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Sano is a young sorcerer who has only ever lived by himself, with just teachers to guide him. He is the Trinity, the savior, the one who will save the world, and when he is sent to Black Bottom Island guild, he finally meets the other young sorcerers.

Sano is soon put to the test, as he struggles to find out why his father died, and if he will be able to fulfil his destiny. Can he also find the true power source behind Apple Black?

A fast-paced and action-packed graphic novel with great illustrations and a wonderful cast of entertaining characters.

Perfect for all fantasy lovers looking to try a new format, as well as lovers of manga, this is suited to all readers from Year 7 and up.

Reviewed by Michelle