'" “People aren''t limited to just one precious thing” Mio, Heiress to the Demon Lord''s Power, begins her battle with the heroes who have been sent to eliminate her. But Basara has a plan to curb the crushing force they have brought. Fight for the things that are precious to you! The mad flashing of swords continues in volume 4! "'
Combining action and comedy with the supernatural genre, The Testament of Sister New Devil is a high octane romp about a high school boy and his two succubi step-sisters. When his oddball father suddenly decides to remarry, high school student Toujo Basara is about to acquire some very peculiar new family members. Enter his new seductive step-sisters, Mio and Maria. When Basara discovers that one of his step-sisters is a succubus, and his other a recently crowned demon lord, all hell breaks loose! Basara is almost forced into a contract with his demonic sisters where he would act as their eternal servant-but something goes wrong. Instead, a reverse contract is formed, and Basara becomes the master. Between fending off their seductive advances to coping with the attacks of rival demon contractors, Basara has a big learning curve if he is to survive.
'" Basara and the rest of the Toujo clan decide it''s time to beat the heat--at the beach! But when Basara and the gorgeous girls that call him master are involved, things are bound to become an entirely different kind of heated. Along with their new servant and houseguest, the reformed demon Zest, the whole crew enjoys some rest, relaxation--and more sensual diversions. "'
'" A NEW HERO APPEARS! With hardly a moment''s rest since saving Mio from the White-Masked Demon, an even stronger enemy has appeared. As the timetable tightens on the new Demon Lord''s reign, he''ll stop at nothing to gain the power that resides in his predecessor''s daughter. Just when it appears Basara, Mio, and Maria may''ve met their match, someone new arrives on the scene–a childhood friend of Basara, who is also from the mysterious hidden village of heroes! "'
'" ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE! Basara Toujou is hesitant about his father''s sudden decision to remarry, and yet can''t deny it comes with a couple perks–two adorable little sisters. But Basara''s new family isn''t all it appears to be, and when his father leaves on an abrupt business trip, Basara learns that one of his new little sisters, Mio, is actually heir aparent to the Demon Lord, while the other sister, Maria, is Mio''s succubus attendant. Realizing that his sisters are running for their lives from demons, Basara offers to help in any way he can, but ends up getting more than he bargained for in a magical pact with Mio. Surviving demonic attacks is one thing, but can the pair endure the pact''s unique, lustful “side effects”…? "'
'" “A big brother always protects his little sister…even if it turns the whole world against him!” The enemy is finally making their move, seeking the Demon Lord''s power hidden within Mio''s body. But during the assault, a pinnacle moment of Basara''s past is revealed, and with it, a true glimpse of his mysterious power—the Banishing Shift! Is the combined strength of Mio and her protectors enough to triumph or have they already reached the limits of their familial bonds? "'
Everything's on the line--Basara and his allies charge headlong into battle against their deadliest enemies yet. Zest brings her full might to bear against them, but even she pales in comparison to the threat waiting in the wings: The dread demon Zolgia! Against a foe so strong, has Basara met his match? He'll need everything in his arsenal to make it out of this one alive!
Basara's final showdown with the demon Zolgia rages towards its inevitable conclusion! With the power of a Demon Lord on the line, neither side can afford to back down. The fate of both the human and demon worlds are at stake: The Testament of Sister New Devil reaches its exciting finale!
Mio's been captured by the man who destroyed her family! Just when she thinks all hope is lost, Maria makes an appearance--but is the succubus really there to save her? Meanwhile, Basara is trying desperately to get Lars to tell him where Mio's been taken, but Lars won't give up her location without a fight. Everyone's showing their true colors in this high stakes volume of the devilish high school drama!
This is the first volume of the long-awaited translation of one of AugustineÂ’s classics and a great work in Christian literature. Newly translated by Maria Boulding, O.S.B., whose masterful translation of AugustineÂ’s Confessions in the same series has been praised as being Â“of a different level of excellence from practically anything else in the marketÂ” (Bishop Rowan Williams, Monmouth, England). As the psalms are a microcosm of the Old Testament, so the Expositions of the Psalms can be seen as a microcosm of Augustinian thought. They recapitulate and focus the experiences of AugustineÂ’s personal life, his theological reflections, and his pastoral concerns as Bishop of Hippo. Â“This first volume of the Exposition of the Psalms in Sister Maria Boulding's fine translation fills a long existing vacuum among the translated works of Augustine available to contemporary readers. Her clear and attractive translation presents Augustine's expression of his own spirituality, which necessarily entails his most valuable theological insights. The comprehensive and scholarly 51-page introduction by Michael Fiedrowicz offers a key to the Psalms' various depths of meaning and shows how they are a microcosm of Augustinian thought.Â” Mary T. Clark, RSCJ Author of: Augustine in the Â“Outstanding Christian Thinkers SeriesÂ”