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The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 5

(The Story of Saiunkoku #5)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  422 ratings  ·  13 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
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by VIZ Media LLC (first published January 26th 2010)
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Jane
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think I can say this a million times more, but Ryuuki is the best character ever!
Christina
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This manga series is one I completely adore and appreciate the Japanese fantasy atmosphere
• The plot is getting more mysterious and I'm excited for the added characters that have contributed to this volume.
• In this particular case please read the side stories at least the prequel themed story because it gives some back story on some of the characters dynamics.
• The one thing I hated was how choppy the chapters went from one half of the volume to the other. I think it needed more cohesion.
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L.L. Tibbetts
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing

Soooo goood! I love this series so much. The characters are charming. The story is gripping, and increasingly so with ever chapter.
Kristina
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
How many men are trying for Shurei’s hand now? It’s what I imagine The Bachelorette to be like without a silly rose ceremony. Cherry Blossoms would replace it though.
Ellen Nordek
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
The first book that I read that mentions menstruation medicine! It was so fun to read.
Amanda Setasha Hall
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: zzz-2018
Comical, but rather boring unfortunately.
There wasn't a lot of plot to this one.
R
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful artwork and great characters. I love the bonus stories at the end too!
Estara
Dec 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, read-in-2011
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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
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Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Can't get enough of this series. Its that good. Another good volume. Liking the characters as well. And that art style.
Rachel (Sfogs)
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
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 ;-)
Victoria
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Is a good book to read
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very cute!
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