Review of the light novel Sword Art Online Volume 9, Alicization Beginning, by Reki Kawahara.
This is it SAO fans! Where the light novel series goes beyond the anime and the start of a 10 book storyline – the Alicization arc!
LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Sword Art Online Volume 9 Alicization Beginning
AKA: ソードアート・オンライン, SAO
AUTHOR: Reki Kawahara
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): December 20, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2gahwlF
From the back cover;
Kirito awakens in a vast, fantastical forest filled with towering trees. In his search for clues to the truth of his surroundings, he encounters a young boy who seems to know him. He ought to be a simple NPC, but the depth of his emotions seem no different than a human. As they search for the boy’s parents, Kirito finds a peculiar memory returning to him. A memory from his own childhood, of this boy and a girl, too, with golden hair, and a name he should have never forgotten–Alice.