Ikki and the rest of Hagun Academy’s representatives are made to share a training camp with Tohoku’s leading school, Kyomon Academy, as they and their coaches begin preparing for the Seven Stars Battle Festival. Everything goes off without a hitch—until Hagun Academy falls victim to a sudden assault.
“I’m going to need you to fall. You will be the stepping stones that lead to our success.”
Ikki, Stella, Hagun’s student council, and the others come face-to-face with Akatsuki, a powerful gang of Blazers from the dark underbelly of society. Just as the fires of war begin to rage, a supposed ally unsheathes the dagger of betrayal! Worse yet, Ikki's path to knighthood is blocked by the strongest Blazer in the entire world!
What will come of this premature confrontation? A fierce battle awaits at the boundary between hope and despair, the place where dreams and reality intersect!
I think this was my favorite volume so far. Everything was so suspenseful, and it left me dying for the next volume to be released!