BOOK REVIEW: Fence Vol 1-3 by C.S Pacat and Johanna the Mad

Fence Vol 1


Issues: 1-4

Release Date: July 31, 2018

Page Count: 112 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Nicholas, the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion, is a scrappy fencing wonder kid, and dreams of getting the chance and the training to actually compete. After getting accepted to the prodigious Kings Row private school, Nicholas is thrust into a cut-throat world, and finds himself facing not only his golden-boy half-brother, but the unbeatable, mysterious Seiji Katayama…

Through clashes, rivalries, and romance between teammates, Nicholas and the boys of Kings Row will discover there’s much more to fencing than just foils and lunges. From acclaimed writer C.S. Pacat (The Captive Prince) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad.


I’m re reading this since the new volume is coming out and I don’t remember a lot of it. I love it as much as I loved it the first time.

The art is gorgeous and the cast is so diverse. While I’m really invested in Seiji and Nicholas, I also want to know more about the other characters in the book. Especially Aiden, Harvard and Bobby.

I love enemies to lovers and they are also roommates!! I’m also a fan of sports romance but I barely know anything about fencing. It is interesting though.

Definitely recommend it!!

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Fence Vol 2



Issues: 5-8

Release Date: January 15, 2019

Page Count: 112 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place on the Kings Row fencing team, alongside sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama, to win the right to go up against his golden-boy half-brother.

Tryouts are well underway at King’s Row for a spot on the prodigious fencing team, and scrappy fencer Nicholas isn’t sure he’s going to make the grade in the face of surly upperclassmen, nearly impossibly odds, and his seemingly unstoppable roommate, the surly, sullen Seiji Katayama. It’ll take more than sheer determination to overcome a challenge this big!


We get more fencing and it is the second day of try outs. It’s a fun and very fast read. Pretty sure this is a slow burn ad the romance development is happening very slowly.

We get to know a bit more about Seiji, who seemed so unflappable in the 1st volume. But he isn’t and I enjoyed seeing that.

I’m loving Harvard and Aiden and I think they’ll break my heart. I adore their friendship. They are so supportive.

Also Nicholas annoying Seiji? I’m living for it!!

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Fence Vol 3

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Issues: 9-12

Release Date: August 20, 2019

Page Count: 112 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Scrappy fencer Nicholas Cox comes to the end of his path to prove himself worthy of a father he never knew in the face of surly upperclassmen, nearly impossible odds, and the talent of his rival, sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama.

Sparks fly white-hot on the pitch as Nicholas and Seiji finally face off once again in the halls of King’s Row. It’s a match that will change King’s Row (and both of them!) forever, and set the stage as the team journeys to face their bitter rivals and prove themselves once and for all.


I love this series! We finally have the fencing team! This volume has the most development yet and it is my favourite out of all three.

I’ve grown attached to the characters. All of them. I wish it was longer but I’m really looking forward to the upcoming graphic novel!!

I can’t wait to see more of Seiji and Nicholas. Their friendship is just beginning and I can’t wait to see more! All of them are so cute and this series is just adorable.

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