The Third Volume 1
by Ryo Hoshino
Translated by Angela Liu;
Edited by Stephanie Duchin
Cover Artist: Ariko Itou
TokyoPop Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781427807120
Date: 11 March 2008 List Price $9.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Book Description: Many years after a devastating war that killed 80% of the population, Earth is now being watched by a group of beings known as The Third, named for the third red eye on their forehead that can access various computer systems. Navigating this barren, apocalyptic landscape is Honoka, a jill-of-all-trades who uses her powerful third blue eye to detect life forces in battle as she attempts to keep her friends from The Third's deadly grasp. The prequel to the action-packed anime takes us to a time before Hanoka is known as the formidable but graceful Sword Dancer, to the beginning of her quest to save the world, to a time when she scarcely understands the powers with which she has been blessed...