This volume was the worst yet. Erza destroyed the meteor with one slice and then Wendy enchants dragon slayer magic into her sword and Erza is able to slice Eileens dragon form, forcing Eileen back to her human form. After this they continue fighting but both are weakened now, however Eileen is in a much better shape, then Erza attacks Eileen and Erza then is sruck by a sword in her stomach. Erza falls to the ground weakened and Eileen then walks up on top of Erzas body with a sword and kills herself. Yep. Kills herself. Eileen states that she cannot kill her own daughter and that she loved her because of her smile, yet she still hurt her and told Erza that she hated her but she suddenly decides to commit suicide and love her when Erza is on the ground completely vulnerable and unable to fight, Eileen tells Erza that shen can't kill the daughter she always loved, even though she wanted her dead and sent others to kill her and she only just met her daughter a few minutes ago and is an enemy who is trying to kill her as well, even Erza stated that it did not matter who she was, she was enemy and Erza would kill her no matter what. Once again this was terrible writing, its also extremely unfair that Erza gets to be the first to slay a dragon and not the actual dragon slayers and she shouldnt even be alive, Eileen was supposed to be powerful but she didnt live up to it and what was the point of revelaing her backstory if it has no affect on the present? It was a waste to reveal her as queen of the dragons and her dragon form was defeated in a few panels, there was no point to it, it was all a waste, the entire battle was terrible and it should have been impossible for Erza to defest her much less live, this battle alone makes me hate Erza and she is now my least favorite charater. Then we move on to see Natsu and he suddenly says that he is a human and then the dragon and demon seed both explode and are no more, meaning that Natsu has just destroyed his chances of becoming E.N.D or a dragon. I hated this part, so much drama and problems just for Natsu to simply say he is human and suddenly be OK. One of the most hyped up characters/ villain from the story is gone with only appearing once in a really horrible way, this was terrible. E.N.D better come back someway, especially since Zeref said E.N.D can be unleashed if he is angered. Then Universe one is undone and all mages return to their original world including Natsu who is now awake and ready to fight. We then see Brandish who leaves Lucy not as an ally or a foe and then officially all but one spriggan are defeated, August. Then the August vs. Guildarts fight begins, fight itself was OK but there were several moments that made no sense. After we see Natsu tell Lucy that he needs to find Zeref because Gray is there, we then see an injured Gray who can barely walk go and face Zeref, this alone shows just how reckless he is, even more than current Natsu, nobody should ever walk into a battle with Zeref that injured, especially if its that important. It shows that Gray has not grown unlike Natsu. Gray reveals that his trump card was lost iced shell, a spell that takes the casters life and freezes the enemy in unbreakable ice but it erases the casters existence from everyones memories, I hated this part especially. Gray admits that he does not want anyone to kill Zeref so Natsu will not die and he admits at that moment that Natsu is Natsu and not E.N.D so he shouldnt try to kill him because thats a comrade, how come he realizes this now and not when he was fighting against him?? Another thing that I hated was the lack of growth from Gray this shows, Gray always uses this spell when he is faced with a tough opponent that he cannot beat and its disapointing to know that Gray spent the last year mastering a suicide spell instead of advancing in skill or actual combat magic like Natsu, before Gray had no idea that Natsu was E.N.D so there was no reason to learn a spell that would seal someone while taking his own life. He should've gotten stonger and planned to live not plan to die to win against Zeref. Later Natsu stops him once again from using this spell and while crying a lot asks him if they are friends, Natsu seemed to be as hurt as well as Gray since they both attacked a guild mate and tried to kill and did horrible deeds, so both felt that they had no place in the guild anymore. Natsu didnt feel as guilt as Gray because he doesnt remember what he did and it wasnt him but E.N.D who faught Gray he also accepted his mistake and learned to get past it maturely, Gray does however know that he tried to kill Natsu fully consious. This isnt like Natsu he isnt the type to just break down in tears in such a way. Then we see Erza walk somehow although all her bones were broken which once again should be impossible but its Erza so its OK and Acnologia appears in front of them leading to Zeref and August to worry since Fairy heart is still not in their hands. Finally the Natsu vs. Zeref battle begins and Gray and Lucy just stand there, watching Natsu fight until called by Mavis who asks them to help with a problem concerning Natsu, Lucy wants to stay with Natsu but Gray tells her that they will only get in the way. Honestly how useless can Gray make himself sound at this point? this is despicable. Then we enter of the only good parts of this volume, more information on Mavis's past, we discover that the second guild master knew of Mavis's pregnancy and that Zeref was the father while finding a way to resurrect her. He was troubled on wheter to kill the life or let it live, he obviojsly let it live and described it as having a huge mass of power, neither light or dark so he abondened it. Leading to the child being found by Zeref and Zeref taking on the child as his assistant, Zeref described the child to having a resemblance to Mavis, and since they had great times in August that was the name Zeref chose for the child. I am very curious to see if Mavis and Zeref will ever know they had a child together and the identity of their child, it is quite sad that August will never get a moment with his mother or both parents. After this we progress into the Natsu vs Zeref fight but Rahkeid interferes with the fight, this angers Zeref and leads him to killing him and telling him that he was not his son, that he had no son, he was simply a creation and a tool used for Natsu's resurrection but being the most successful allowed him to be granted the name Dragneel. Rahkeid cries and then is destroyed by Zeref which makes Natsu angry and he punches him, Zeref simply replies by telling Natsu that he has no family and no son, Natsu then tells him that is not true because he still has bonds with him and calls him brother for the first time. Then we go back to the bad part, the climax of the Guildarts vs August battle. After Guildarts uses his ultimate power and is left injured and tired, August already defeated once rises back up angered and says that his final action will be to destroy and kill everything, just as he immobilized everyone and was about to, he looks at Mavis, he suddenly disapears and appears as a child behind Mavis and calls out to her as mom. That wad his defeat, the most powerful spriggan was defeated by a glance, what a disapointment. Then Lucy and Gray meet up with Mavis and Mavis tells them that Natsu can defeat Zeref, she believes in him but she needs to do somthing so Natsu wont die. Mavis claims to know a way to defeat Zeref and since Gray was able to steal the book of E.N.D Mavis tells them that they must ensure that Natsu lives when he defeats Zeref. Later we progress into the battle between Natsu and Zeref and the real battle begins. Im angry, the entire volume was horrible, two of the most powerful spriggan defeated in despicable ways and in ways that made no sense, Natsu reviving in a simple way and then destroying the things fans have hyped him up to be in mere seconds, and then Gray and Lucy seeming more useless than ever. Honestly this was a disapointing volume. The only good part was learning about Mavis and her pregnancy and the surpise that Rahkeid wasnt the child but August, but that can't even begin to make up for all the mistskes and terrible battles and conclusions this volume had to offer. Check it out!