A Fairytale for the Demon Lord

Ch: 39
2011 - 2012
3.496 out of 5 from 423 votes
Rank #26,592
A Fairytale for the Demon Lord

A Demon Lord spirited the Princess away, and cursed her with eternal sleep. Countless knights sought to save her, only to die in vain by the Demon Lord's hands. But then, a Nameless Knight arrived to vanquish him and save the Princess, ignorant of what fate had in store for him...

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It has become my catchphrase by now but, ''I`ll keep this short''. A fairytale for the demon lord Well, this wasn`t an easy story so I understand why this has only a score of 3,7. First of all half the cast looks exactly the same. Secondly is the way it is told, it is very confusing in the last chapters and with the flashbacks. And the third reason probably is because this isn’t a happily ever after story. The ending is very depressing and dark, but personally I love that, I did come for a Demon Lord story. It starts out with the Demon Lord who is portrayed as a human, sick of killing the countless knights who are trying to take away his princess, the love in his life. But then  the main character, the Nameless Knight, appears, who is yet another knight trying to rescue the princess in the hopes of getting a name. What follows next is a story about the hero struggling to free his princess which slowly pushes him over the edge towards the 'dark side'. The story contains a lot of Norse mythology with some sci fi elements. The set up of the story is conufsing and I would love to explain what the deal is with the knight, Odin and the princess but that will be some very big spoilers. So you might need to read the entire manga twice. Around c hapter 30 the second part of the story begins, this acts as a prequel to the entire story which will tell the story of Loki and the princess. This part starts out as a comedy but luckily becomes slowly more serious towards the end. This part however isn't that good as the first half, in my opinion. The story should of ended earlier. However, the second part is still ongoing so it might improve and prove to be a worthy prequel/sequel. The author did post some comments in this second half about how the story will progress and explaining the events. The artwork is good and full color is always a plus for me. It has a very unique art style and I love the armor designs. Slowly the artstyle seems to become more 'smooth' which brings out those armors even better. The characters, well the story focusses mainly on one character, the Nameless Knight, who slowly is pushed into darkness because of his love for the princess. His reasons are clear and very understandable. So as a reader you will be pulled along side him into darkness as you root for him. Overall it is a very dark but quite confusing story if you do not pay attention. But I love a dark story and if you read it twice or continue into the second half / part 2 it will start to make more sense.   A fairytale for the Demon lord:Devotion ...or obsession?

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