Friday, May 2, 2008

Just released (U.S.): Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit

Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi was just released in the U.S.

Description: Above all, before everything. Balsa is a fighter. She protects children and adults, the rich and the poor, in a quest to redeem eight lives lost for her sake. She is a master of the short spear and expert in the martial arts, dazzling even her opponents with her fearlessness in combat. And she will need every one of her skills in her latest job: guarding the Second Prince, Chagum. For the prince is the Moribito - the Guardian of the Spirit - chosen to deliver the egg of the Water spirit to its home in the distant sea. If he fails, a drought will devastate the land of New Yogo. But as Balsa and Chagum travel across the country, learning more about the spirit and the secret history of the empire, they find themselves hunted by two deadly enemies: the egg-eating monster, Rarunga...and the prince's own father.
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Janet Lee Carey said...

This sounds too good to miss, Shelia. Your description is tantalizing.


Unknown said...

Thanks, but I have to confess it isn't my description, it's the publisher's. My news blog is really just to post notice of forthcoming books and newly released books; I don't post reviews or recommendations here. I didn't want to clog up my main blog with these notices, so I set up a different blog for that purpose.

Having said that, I agree that this looks like a great book, and it's on my TBR pile! Hopefully I'll be able to read and review it soon.