The Ancient Magus' Bride by Kore Yamazaki

The Ancient Magus' Bride

A self-contained novel collection of stories for The Ancient Magus’ Bride!The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Golden Yarn and The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Silver Yarn are collections of prose short stories that expand the beloved world and characters from The Ancient Magus’ Bride. In addition to stories by Kore Yamazaki herself, the books include works by prominent authors such as Yuuichirou Higashide, writer on Fate/Apocrypha and Fate/Grand O...

Details The Ancient Magus' Bride

TitleThe Ancient Magus' Bride
Release DateDec 11th, 2018
PublisherSeven Seas
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Novels, Light Novel, Young Adult

Reviews The Ancient Magus' Bride

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...A collection of prose short stories that expand the beloved world and characters from The Ancient Magus’ Bride by Kore Yamazaki. Featuring work by prominent Japanese authors.The short review...When I heard about this light novel I was really intrigued! Would it be a novelization of Elias and Chise's story or would it be a spin-off? Would it be a story that happened off screen in the manga? I ne...
  • Azbaqiyah
    Plot - 3/5Characters - 3/5World Building - 3/5Writing Style - 3/5Cover - 5/5Art - 3/5Overall Rating - 3.3 / 5
  • Karissa
    This book is a series of stories set in the Ancient Magus’ Bride world. As with most anthologies these were hit and miss. There were some I really loved and some I thought were pretty boring.Most of these stories are about some characters in the series. Although some of them were about characters I didn’t remember from the series (although this may be my faulty memory). There were maybe three stories I really enjoyed, the rest were so-so. I r...
  • Ninoshka
    There were some really great short stories in here that offered a quick peak into the lives of characters we’ve seen before and some we haven’t seen. It opened up the world of these Neighbors and took a closer look at their point of view in dealing with the humans around them.
  • Shala
    This was a pretty good collection of stories from this world. Some favorites were Pyrite Knight and Defender and Ash. My least favorite was The Vampire's Lover as it changed some cannon elements. All in all, I am looking forward to the second collection.
  • kurogane shiroikaze
    Kore Yamazaki's Mahoyome has been one of my favourite mangas to read since it started, mainly for the detailed worldbuilding it incorporates. This short stories collection further expands that world, although admittedly it's not a clean run. The stories in this collection are split, with half focusing on characters who've appeared in the original series and the other half with new original characters. It's a pretty balanced book in this aspect, a...
  • Lara Giesbers
    The Ancient Magus Bride is a manga series I have fallen in love with. It has the beauty of magic and fantasy rolled together that is still innocent as it enchants a person. There are eight short stories in this collection that can be read alone, or as a supplement to the manga series. Each story dives into the world of magic that Kore Yamazaki has created and enhances it. Of these stories, I found my favorite to be Pyrite Knight, but all of them ...
  • Lauren
    I liked a few of the stories, but I thought that most of them were fairly boring. It just felt like to me that there wasn't much point to most of the stories, and most of the new characters in these stories weren't that interesting to me. A few of of the stories were also just really confusing to follow. It might still be an ok read if you're a fan of the series (like I am) since it's not terrible, but definitely don't recommend to non-fans.
  • Cyberpunkkitten
    Enjoyable collection of short stories that take place in the world of the Ancient Magus' Bride manga. Every story but the last one seemed to fit fairly seamlessly into the lore, and it was interesting to read about the other characters and creatures that inhabit that world. Tragedy and joy lace together many of the stories and I would recommend this book for fans and non-fans alike.
  • Joseph
    More misses than hits in this collection. A lot of exposition fat that could be trimmed since fans of the main series will be the ones to pick this up.
  • kerrycat
    some of these are so crazy dark but so beautiful - not a surprise at all. and a cliffhanger for volume 2 - THAT was a surprise. a MUST MUST MUST for AMB lovers.
  • Kristel Thornton
    I finished the last story going into the new year of 2019, and I’m happy to say it’s is a great start to the new year!
  • KathleenB
    Some fun stories, mostly about side characters. A few seemed incomplete, didn’t fit with the main storyline, or weren’t as entertaining. Overall, fun quick read.
  • Bosco Burns
    Jack the Flash should get her own book
  • Kim Compton-Carter
    My favorite had to be the man who hungered for trees. I love the mixing of the lore and modern in particular of this story. The rest were just as good. 😁