Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 5” as Want to Read:
The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 5
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 5 (The Story of Saiunkoku #5)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  229 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Shurei Hong, destitute but of noble birth, has always dreamed of working as a civil servant in the imperial court of Saiunkoku, but women are barred from holding office. The emperor Ryuki, however, refuses to take command, leaving everything to his advisors. Shurei is asked to become a consort to the emperor to persuade the ne’er-do-well ruler to govern.

Shurei falls ill an
...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by VIZ Media LLC (first published January 26th 2010)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 5, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 5

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 359)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
May
Drat! Don't you simply hate it that Goodreads still hasn't incorporated 1/2 stars into its ratings system?

Anyway, this book is more of 2 1/2 stars for me as opposed to 3 stars. The problem with this volume is the introduction of yet another male character. There is already too many characters with storylines that don't necessarily seem to be going anywhere. Most of the men appear to be in love with Saiunkoku which is all fine and dandy, but she is really oblivious to all of their attention. I st
...more
Estara
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Natalie
Ok, where to begin . . . .

Well, I will start by saying that this review will go between volumes 1-5. If anybody knows any online site that goes even further than volume 5, let me know.

Anyway, I guess I should say that as sad as this is I'm still having problems with their names. I can tell the difference between characters but it's just that some names are so similar that when their names are mentioned I'm thinking, who?

Going into this series, I thought I was going to hate it. The idea that this
...more
Rachel (Sfogs)
Shurei has been secretly working at a very interesting place. Which is good because having people like Kocho on your side, may just save your life!
Her poor Uncle ;-)
Vani
very cute!
Sze Wai
Sze Wai marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2014
Sumeet
Sumeet marked it as to-read
Nov 19, 2014
John
John marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2014
Celina
Celina marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2014
Adish
Adish marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2014
Denisse
Denisse is currently reading it
Oct 21, 2014
Reg
Reg is currently reading it
Oct 17, 2014
Hazel Mary Cussons
Hazel Mary Cussons marked it as to-read
Oct 17, 2014
Vivienne
Vivienne marked it as to-read
Oct 12, 2014
Nasharahmohamed
Nasharahmohamed marked it as to-read
Oct 05, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • A Bride's Story 02
  • Basara, Vol. 19
  • Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 04 (Library Wars: Love &  War, #4)
  • Cross Game 2 (Cross Game, #4-5)
  • Natsume's Book of Friends, Volume 9
  • Bunny Drop 4 (Bunny Drop, #4)
Also known as 由羅 カイリ
More about Kairi Yura...
The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 1 The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 2 The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 3 The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 4 The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 6

Share This Book