Black Butler, Vol. 1 (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Black Butler series.

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Orphaned and kidnapped by a cult at a very young age, Ciel Phantomhive must turn to the only option available to him to escape. Summoning a demon and forming a contract with the beast in exchange for his soul! In this short first volume, the reader is transported back in time to England during the Victorian age when murder and foul play ran rampant through the streets. We follow Ciel and his new demon butler, Sebastian, as they solve crimes and follow leads to track down the cult that ruined the young master’s life. I would recommend this manga for anyone who enjoys dark stories without the typical happy ending.


— From Arresting August Staff Picks


Just a stone's throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious
Phantomhive earldom and its master, one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl
Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria's
faithful servant...and a slip of a twelve-year-old boy. Fortunately, his
loyal butler, Sebastian, is ever at his side, ready to carry out the
young master's wishes. And whether Sebastian is called to save a dinner
party gone awry or probe the dark secrets of London's underbelly, there
apparently is nothing Sebastian cannot do. In fact, one might even say
Sebastian is too good to be true...or at least, too good to be human...

About the Author

Yana Toboso is the creator of the wildly popular series BLACK BUTLER which is currently serialized in Square Enix's magazine MONTHLY GFantasy. Her previous work was a single volume entitled RUST BLASTER.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316080842
ISBN-10: 0316080845
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication Date: January 26th, 2010
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Black Butler