精霊の守り人 (Moribito #1)
“Your Highness,” she said. “I’ve already explained that no matter how much you might give me, it’s no good to me if I’m dead. Forgive my rudeness, but I must speak plainly. You have dealt me an unfair and cowardly blow.”
The queen went pale and began to tremble violently. “What do you mean?”
“I saved the prince’s life, yet you reward me by taking my life. What would you call that but unfair and cowardly?”
On the prosperous, island kin...more
For those who skipped the summary, Moribito is the story of Balsa, a thirty-...more
Baca ini membuat kita terlempar dalam dunia yang dibuat oleh imajinasi Nahoko Uehashi. Dunia yang melibatkan Jepang dan mitos-mitos kunonya. Dunia yang isinya ada pendekar wanita, kerajaan kecil, dan para penafsir bintang.
Suatu tempat pada abad pertengahan, bernama New Yogo, kerajaan baru yang muncul ketika seorang raja muda bernama Tarugaru datang ke tempat itu membangun kerajaannya sendiri dengan bimbinga...more
On July 2011, I was visiting a book sale...more
Oh, there’s a child in this boo...more
It's a book that I can feel entirely enthusiastic about recommending to children who look for fast-paced and action packed stories with magic.
It's a book that features unusual characters: the protagonist is a 30-year-old warrior woman who wields a spear with great skills and who has a rich back story and an intriguing future story to look forward to.
It does not alter its sensibil...more
Dari situ Balsa menjadi terlibat berbagai petualangan demi menyelamatkan nyawa sang pangeran yang diincar berbagai pihak
Moribito, penjaga roh... Di tubuh Chagum bersemayam roh Nyunga Ro Im, yang kehancurannya dapat membawa kehancuran hidup penduduk seluruh kerajaan
Chagum harus berusaha menyelamatkan roh tersebut, sementara nyawanya sendiri terancam akibat kehandiran Nyunga Ro Im di tubuhnya
This is a very basic storyline filled with very basic characters. That does not mean it is bad; but it means that it is not entirely surprising or engrossing. Those who enjoy fantas...more
I love the fact that the culture did not get wash...more
Set in a world created by the author, this is a fascinating story of a strong and determined female and her weak, but improving, young charge.
This is the first installment of this series and at the end; you are ready for the next one. I loved how the illustrations in the beginning of each part foreshadowed how that part would end. That is a great stopping point for students to try to predict what will happen.
Older students would be better apt to understand the mythi...more
Still, I like the premise and without the book, the anime would not have been made. And I have a guess that some of the richer development in the anime came from later volumes in the novel series. St...more
Moribito is the guardian of the spirit. If he fails, a drought will devastate New Yogo. People work together to save the world from demons in New Yogo. Balsa and Chagum travel across the country and find themselves hunted by two deadly enemies. Balsa is hired as a body guard and it is feared that Chagum, possessed by a water demon, will be killed.
Balsa is a 30-year-old bodyguard know through the region for her kicking-tail-and-taking-names ability.
Balsa is hired by the second queen to save the life of the second prince. He becomes like a son to her, as she battles creatures from their world, Sagu, and the other world, Nayugu. It's super intense, kind of like watching Crouching Tiger, Hid...more
I quite liked it, and hope that more of the series will be translated into English.
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This book could be used in a classroom setting for enjoyment for the kids.
For an excellent samurai story, read "A Samurai's Tale" by Erik Christian Haugaard, or if you are looking for something lighter - The Jude Ooka Samurai Mysteries by Thomas Hoobler, or the Zenta & Matsuzo books by Lensey Namioka.