Things come to a head and Griffith and Guts's destiny is finally fulfilled in this volume that again focuses on gore and shock value over real character development and story. Griffith is faced with an internal dilemma over his choices in one of the chapters that is mildly intriguing, but dubious in terms of its revelatory nature. The child Griffith is forced to confront the reality of his past and the things he's done to achieve his nondescript "dream" (Is it really, truly, literally to simply have a kingdom of his own? That can't be all there is to it...) and make a choice whether to continue down that path or abandon it. The imagery of the choice and the bridge of bodies to the shining dream castle in the sky is a nice touch.