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Raiju: A Kaiju Hunter Novel

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His home destroyed by a rampaging kaiju, or giant monster, Kevin Takahashi and his father relocate to New York City where Kevin believes the nightmare is over and the only battleground left to face from now on is high school. But soon after his arrival in the Big Apple, a new kaiju emerges. Qilin is so powerful that even the U.S. Military may be unable to contain or destro ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published 2010 by Khp Publishers
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Tamara
Feb 14, 2016 Tamara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classic

A giant monster! Where?!
The cover and prologue had me hooked. Readers know this is going to be bad a**. Easy Reading and good flow. From San Francisco to The Big Apple ... what fun! The story is well set up for a sequel ... should Koehler decide to expand the ride. This is pure entertainment for any age.
Geoff
Dec 03, 2015 Geoff rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this unique Kaiju novel.
Loved how it brought Asian mythology into it.
Well-written, and engaging characters.
Recommended.
D.M. Dutcher
Apr 10, 2012 D.M. Dutcher rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: purchased this e-book at Amazon.com

Surprisingly good book about a young man having to deal with moving to a new place, a new school, and giant monsters that want to kill him. Kevin Takahashi just moved to New York City from San Fransisco, but not by choice. A gigantic monster-a kaiju-named Karakadon devastated the city, killing many of his friends and forcing people to relocate. Now he is going to a new school, and meets a beautiful gothic Lolita named Aimi, and he's about to find ou
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James
May 10, 2015 James rated it really liked it
For those who came in late, the word “kaiju” has come to refer to the giant monsters that trample their way through Japanese monster movies. Lately, internet self-publishing has revealed a fledgling horror sub-genre, the kaiju novel. I enjoyed my first kaiju novel, which was written by Jeremy Robinson, so I started looking for similar books and found “Raiju.”

“Raiju” turned out to be a YA novel whose protagonist is a teenaged boy who finds out that he is a kaiju hunter, magically armed with a sw
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Michele Lee
I bought this book.


An off-beat book, Raiju is part teen urban fantasy, part classic monster movie. Kevin is a teen reeling from the utter destruction of San Francisco by a mutated shark. His best friend and mother both died in the attack and he and his father both emerged different people.
Now Kevin is trying to start over at a new school in New York, but being half Japanese and a hothead makes fitting in hard. And of course there's a girl, Aimi, a gothic lolita singer with a temperamental side
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Zoe
May 29, 2010 Zoe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kevin Takahashi is a refugee from the destruction of San Francisco, the result of an attack by a kaiju, or giant monster. Now living in New York, Kevin is trying to adjust to a new city, a new school, and new problems. His main problem seems to be that he’s caught the attention of Aimi Mura, a minor musical celebrity with jealous friends and an insanely protective father. But these problems are minor compared to the arrival of yet another kaiju in New York.

Raiju delivers exactly what it promises
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La
Jan 05, 2015 La rated it really liked it
Nicely written and although the climax is action-packed, it didn't feel rushed. The characters were enjoyable and the story came to a satisfying, yet open-ended conclusion.
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K. H. Koehler is the author of various novels and novellas in the genres of horror, SF, dark fantasy, steampunk and young adult. She is the owner of K.H. Koehler Books, and her books are widely available at all major online distributors. Her covers have appeared on numerous books in many different genres, and her short work has been featured on Horror World, Literary Mayhem, and in the Bram Stoker ...more
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