As Roy Mustang’s unit counter against the Homunculus, they start to realise that fighting your sins is harder than it would first appear. Can’t kill your gluttony.
Volume 10 continues the plan to draw out these sinister monsters and when Roy and his unit attack, they realise that they’re facing a group crazier than they imagined. The fights turn brutal and lives are at stake, but Roy must pull through if he hopes to find the truth behind the death of his best friend Hughes. The opening chaos is a great start to the volume before it moves into quieter territory as it centres on journey and explanation. It’s a series which doesn’t rely on throwing in battle after battle to keep the interest up, and the mysteries of the world and development of the cast, major and minor, are engaging.
Volume 10 finishes one dramatic arc and starts building up the next. It’s a pace which doesn’t wear the reader down, be it through boredom or too much excitement. The blend of alchemy at work.