The stunningly beautiful art of this series is what first prompted me to buy it. There is a wonderful story involved as well; however, after nine volumes, I stopped collecting because it never seemed to be going anywhere. While the character designs were all gorgeous, there were some characters that I kept getting mixed up. It may be worth sticking with till the end, but I prefer a storyline that progresses along at a decent rate. This one moved too slowly for me and when it seemed like I was reading the same story only slightly altered, it felt like a waste of money.