In order to free the port town of Awa from an evil tyrant, Yona and her friends team up with Jaeha, the Green Dragon, and his fellow pirates. While Hak and the others are fighting Yang Kum-ji’s forces, Yona and Yun infiltrate a human trafficking operation! When the enemy closes in and things look dire, what will Yona do?
In the continuation of the Awa pirates arc, Yona and Yoon are undercover to aid the pirates in saving the ship full of trafficked girls, while the crew and her dragons and Hak are attacking the main ships. It is dangerous for Yona because of her distinct features (red hair is rare in this kingdom, I am guessing, and yet she went out without disguising it *shakes head*) and while Yoon comes to her aid, ultimately she saves the day. Also, she finds a motherly figure in the captain Gi-Gan (that part was so good!) and they all can finally move on knowing that they have helped Awa from a tyrant.
Yona’s fearsome eyes make an appearance again in this arc, as well as her mighty skills with the bow. She is fierce, ya’ll and I can’t wait for this princess to bring down all the other tyrants in the kingdom. But when it comes to Soo Won, there seems to be more to the story than meets the eye, as a chance encounter shows. Even Hak is questioning, internally, the way the kingdom used to be run, which makes me think this is not going to be a straightforward story of her getting back her throne. There is probably going to be a lot of heartache involved, but we kind of knew that from the start.
There’s also a hilarious ‘AU’ side-story in which her father is not murdered by Soo Won, and she marries that Fire tribe brat, only he gets constantly thwarted in romantic attempts by Hak Son. It is pretty entertaining, but I definitely like the main story better!