Note: It should be noted that I have not read the included one-shot "Jikan wo Tometa Shounen-tachi", as I was not able to find it anywhere. If I am able to eventually, I will update the review as necessary.
This was an interesting story about a kingdom plagued by sand and the travails of its heir.
Story, 6: While the plot was tightly-paced, much of its resolution happened within a few pages in the final chapter. This may be due to its short length, but it still felt a bit rushed. Otherwise, though, I thought the world had a nice amount of development.
Art, 7: Fairly standard
shoujo art; fans of Yuki's work will appreciate some of the more fantastical elements present.
Characters, 6: Most of the characters were fairly one-note, but all of them had relatively clear motivations and they all contributed to a satisfactory ending.
Enjoyment, 6: I liked the ending quite a bit, and the story as a whole was overall satisfying.
Overall, 6: It was a quick and entertaining read which I would recommend to fans of desert sagas or Yuki's other works (though this departs rather significantly from some of her stories, in that it takes place in a purely fantastical world).