Having read Volume 1 but not 2, I found this volume quite approachable. Our heroine, Kate, is trying to find out where she comes from and is now in Venice consulting her journal. However others are looking for her and not necessarily for beneficial reasons. She is manipulated by many and understandably does not know who to trust. She finds long-lost family but the whole thing is still confusing: in fact, she does not appear in a good deal of the story which centres around Shaw, a lion-headed figure returning home to Leonis.
Be prepared for violent scenes, swearing, colourful cartoonish artwork and a complicated storyline which gets explained to some extent at the end of the Volume – and there’s more to come.