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Book of Avalon
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Original Name


Romanized Name

Avaron no Sho




Chapter 4 (light novel 4);
Episode 7


It heals wounds.


Hugh Anthony Disward


Inside the Dantalian's Bookshelf

Book of Avalon is a Phantom Book used by Hugh to heal Fiona’s wound. It's present in The Perfumer story.

It’s never described in the original, although the anime adaptation shows it as a common book with a fancy yellow-and-green cover.[1]


The book is contained inside the Labyrinth Library.[1] In the anime, it references Arawn[2], king of the otherworld realm of Annwn in Welsh mythology, who appears in the Four Branches of the Mabinogi, the earliest prose stories of British literature.[3] Annwn is equivalent to the Christian afterlife or paradise.[4]


When the user reads the Phantom Book, magical power is used to heal a wound. Water overflows from the injury, making it disappear. For instance, Hugh used the Phantom Book to recover Fiona after Noss stabbed her next to her left breast. The Phantom Book can't heal the same person a second time.[1] In the anime, a bright golden light is seen while its powers are activated. In the adaptation, the cloth around the wound is recovered and even the blood returns, as if time is going backwards.[2]


In the anime, Hugh is briefly heard reading the Phantom Book.[2]

Healing Phantom Book

Hugh reading the Phantom Book.

“Arawn of the otherworld, ruler…
… a long time ago…”


Fiona's sacrifice

Fiona is stabbed by Noss.

The Padauk Company wishes the monopoly on the Relic production. Vance and Noss attack the Famenias Company headquarters. Fiona, as a talented perfumer responsible for formulating the drug, becomes a target. Hugh tries to protect her during an intense fight against Noss. However, Fiona interrupts the confrontation and ends up stabbed by the criminal. She uses one of her products to defeat him, before collapsing on the floor. When Dalian reveals the lock on her own chest, Hugh opens the Labyrinth Library. He uses a Phantom Book to heal Fiona’s wound.

Later, Fiona is injured again while confronting the Padauk Company mobsters. She cannot by healed by a Phantom Book for the second time. Fiona dies from a gunshot wound.[1] In the anime, Fiona also defeats Vance before the Phantom Book is used.[2]


  • The Phantom Book comes as a card in the fourth limited edition Japanese DVD and Blu-ray disc. It's referred as Book of Avalon.[5] The title is never revealed in the light novel chapter and its anime adaptation.[1][2]
    • Avalon is a legendary island featured in the Arthurian legend. It's where King Arthur's sword Excalibur was forged and later where Arthur was taken to recover from being gravely wounded.[6]
    • Avalon may also be thought of as a later reflection of Annwn.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novel, Chapter 4, volume 4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian anime, Episode 7.
  3. Arawn. (2017, April 8). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:36, June 5, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Arawn&oldid=774512655
  4. Annwn. (2017, May 26). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:37, June 5, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Annwn&oldid=782411762
  5. ダンタリアンの書架 限定版 第4巻 [DVD]. In Amazon Japan. Retrieved 14:15, October 15, 2020, from amazon.co.jp/ダンタリアンの書架-限定版-第4巻-DVD-沢城みゆき/dp/B00593N3KC
  6. Avalon. (2020, September 18). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:46, October 16, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Avalon&oldid=979110153
  7. Chris Pinard. Annwn: the british underworld. (2017, April 4). In Owlcation. Retrieved 14:46, October 16, 2020, from https://owlcation.com/social-sciences/Annwn-The-British-Underworld
Phantom Books
72 Sacred Notes of the Shem-ha-mephorash - Atargatis Scripture - Book of a Thousand Sorrows - Book of Adventure - Book of Atonement - Book of Avalon - Book of Equivalence - Book of Fairy - Book of Fetus - Book of Gap - Book of Humanization - Book of Hypnosis - Book of Lifetime - Book of Relationship - Book of Styx - Book of the Eleusis Ritual - Book of the House-Elf - Book of Imprint - Book of Meditation of Supreme Cooking - Book of Oblivion - Book of the Outer God - Book of Paradise - Book of Royal Power - Book of the Sage - Book of the Salamander's Seal - Book of Sleep - Book of the Descendant of the Mist - Book of the Feast of the Dead of the Windowless Hall - Book of the Flatterer - Book of the Jealous Girlfriend - Book of the King's Coffin - Book of the Ritual of the Migratory Locusts - Book of the Silver Well - Book of Those Who Want Beauty - Book of Twilight - Book of Wisdom - Catalogue - Collection of Visions - Crastinus Dies Nunquam Sciat - Decorative Plywood of Merneith - Depiction of Mountains and Rivers - Divine Encyclopedia of the Yin Kings - Divine Pattern of Floating Silk - Faceless Book - Fata Morgana - Go in an Instant - Hezār Afsān - Hymn of Hel - Logbook - John Wilkes Booth’s Diary - Kairos’ Dynastic History - Loge - Memories of That Day - Old Bradshaw’s Timetable - Pioneer Book - Phantom Book of Resurrection - Phantom Score - Rahōto Reihō Kaigen - Ritual of Reality - Template Book - The Aggregate of Burning Golden Beads - The Clay Tablet of Ugarit - The Dictator's Book - The Great Queen Poem - The Harlequinade - The Nāgārjuna’s Manuscript - The Ophiuchus Manuscript - The Pedigree of All Creations - The Sage's Slate - The Scent God's Scripture - The World - Vignette of Eternal Twilight

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