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The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 3 (The Story of Saiunkoku #3)

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Shurei Hong, destitute but of noble birth, has always dreamed of working as a civil servant in the imperialcourt 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.

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Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by VIZ Media LLC (first published May 26th 2008)
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Jun 20, 2011 Estara rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, read-in-2011
This manga volume is - as far as I know - taken from the beginning of the second light novel - Shurei has left the palace but is confronted in the very first pages that her experience there has made her dream of becoming a civil servant and helping the population of the empire become so real that the usual fate of a young woman of her age and standing - marriage and a family - are just not something she can see herself grasp any-more.

I love the fact that Shurei is self-aware enough that these ar
Judy (Geeky Reading)
Oct 28, 2012 Judy (Geeky Reading) rated it liked it
Shelves: own
[Also available in my blog.]

It has taken me forever to get this volume. And I even have the next one, and have had it for months, but this one was nowhere to be found. The lack of manga availability in my area is frustrating beyond belief.

In the previous two books, I was not very impressed with this series. The language is a bit dense, and I’m not all that interested in the history, and it was just not as interesting as I wanted it to be. But I already had the fourth volume (since I found
Sinai C.
Jun 02, 2012 Sinai C. rated it liked it
This book wasn't as good as the others in my opinion, because we're just getting deeper into the story, I guess. The Emperor wasn't in it as much, and though the idea of Serian/Shuri is played on by other characters...the actual two characters themselves never seem to make moves on each other, which is disappointing, though the Prince's gifts and his obvious affection for Shuri is really sweet.

Two Stars for the Artwork: It continues to be beautiful and I think, it's a little better than the ani
May 03, 2016 Luna rated it it was ok
2-3 Stars
Given up after 4 books.

I love the artwork, I really do - because it’s stunning. Somehow though I’m just not connecting with this series – it’s not bad but after the third book I getting bored and I decided by the end of the fourth that it wasn’t worth continuing. Might return later to try again.
Rachel (Sfogs)
Oct 26, 2014 Rachel (Sfogs) rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
So many adventures!
Now Shurei gets to dress up as a boy and help in the ministry, as the heat wave leaves many people unable to work.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
This was good. And I like the cover. One of my favorite characters. Anyway, good volume in the series so far.
S. J.
Sep 27, 2013 S. J. rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Manga lovers, teenage girls, people interested in manga, fans of the series
Recommended to S. by: LIbrary; Series
I have to say, other then the fact that Shurei got to work as a civil servant in the place for a while, this book didn't interest me as much as the previous books. I think that's because what really made the story for me was the interactions between Shurei and the emperor Ryuki, how innocent and cute his were and how they really did complement each other so well. I will admit though, I HAVE to find out about the Minister of the Treasury - his mask is driving me crazy.
Jun 07, 2015 Debby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, mnc
baca versi terjemahan indonesia nya.

dan yakkk asik ui, seperti biasa istilah pangkatnya agak bikin pusing, belom lagi tokohnya bejibum. tapi tetep asik aja di baca. mana pejabat negaranya aneh2 begitu lagi. hi hi hi. dan yak salut dengan shuurei yang selalu semangat untuk meraih mimpi.

semoga next vol tercapai cita cita mu nak. he he he

yak 4 bintang sempurna

dan menunggu dengan semangat next vol nya.
Apr 30, 2011 Mely marked it as read-seq-art
Shelves: manga, shojo, scanlation
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Kelly Barry
Apr 29, 2011 Kelly Barry rated it it was amazing
Again, full of awesome character development, and while can get a little Anime-style overdramatic, it's part of the series's charm.
Leah Webber
Aug 16, 2011 Leah Webber rated it it was amazing
Shurei is brought back to the palace as an emergency aid, and get to live her dream of being a civil servant for a time.
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