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Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 5: 08/28/20
Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 5 by Ryoko Kui continues the aftermath of resurrecting Farin. She's alive and awake and missing! Meanwhile, the remainder of the party are trying to find their way to the surface to regroup.
This volume serves as transition piece. The initial goal has been accomplished. It didn't turn out as planned but it was completed. Now the group has to decide what to do next. Do they go after Farin? Or do they go after some other goal?
While volume four was a departure for the series in that it focused on siblings as travelers, volume five returns to nearly the same spot on the spectrum as volume 2.
While volume two had the past (or uhoria) as it's destination, volume five is more grounded in reality. It's the reality of the dungeon and the fact that they appear to have gotten trapped in an area that is constantly changing. Their goal, then, is to get out of the changing bit and to the garden (or wildlands) (99) just outside the area. There they can find food and take shelter long enough to rest.
With the ever changing village section, though, their journey is through the maze again (CC). The stakes are higher this time through the maze. They are running out of supplies and are exhausted. They are very likely to die if they can't find their way out.