The story of Tanya Artemiciov and Laplace continues in the second volume of Ameko Kaeruda’s Sexiled: My Sexist Party Leader Kicked Me Out, So I Teamed Up With a Mythical Sorceress!. The second volume is also the conclusion of the story, which brings Laplace’s past into the focus.
After taking first place in the Sparring Tournament, Tanya Artemiciov and the rest of her party members are invited to the royal soirée. Following a chance encounter with Princess Arianora, they catch a glimpse of Maxwell, the man who sealed Laplace away for 300 years. The very next morning, Laplace goes missing.
What secrets are hiding in Laplace’s dark past? What’s the REAL reason she was sealed away for so long? And… why does she look so much like Arianora?! Kick off your high heels and loosen that corset: it’s time for revenge!
My biggest issue with Sexiled is that I had to stop myself from just sitting down and reading all of it in one go. Somehow I managed to take it a chapter at a time, so I could savour the time I spent reading about Tanya and Laplace.
Much like the first volume, revenge is the name of the game this time around. This time though, it is a slightly bigger scale, and it involves Laplace’s past.
Not that that diminishes Tanya’s achievements in the first volume in any way, though. It is only thanks to Tanya that Laplace decides to take action, and it isn’t only Laplace that Tanya’s actions and words had an impact on.
With this second volume, Laplace is very much the star of the show. Tanya is there to support her every step of the way, and we also see Lilium add an extra member to its ranks.
That new addition to the team (albeit a temporary one… at first) is actually a very good demonstration of just one person that Tanya had a profound effect on back during the Sparring Tournament. I’ve also no doubt in my mind that Lilium’s healer, Nadine, also had quite an effect on that person.
Lilium’s newest member is definitely a very welcome addition to the party, and I do like the chemistry she has with Nadine.
Can’t fault Kazutomo Miya’s illustrations. They all look as good as ever, though I will say that one of the colour illustrations does spoil something from the end of the story. Regardless, still very nice to look at.
Unfortunately, with just two volumes to tell the story, Sexiled also comes to an end with this one. However, it definitely provides an ending that is most satisfactory. Sexiled is absolutely worth reading, and the second volume improves upon an already great first one.
I’d love to read more continuing adventures of Tanya, Laplace and their companions in Lilium, but alas, all good things must come to an end. Being left wanting more is a better feeling than getting burned out on something though, so I guess there is that. With only two volumes, Sexiled isn’t going to outstay its welcome any time soon.