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Insignia: Japanese Fantasy Stories

(The Insignia Series #1)

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INSIGNIA Vol.1 includes 9 Japanese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces.

PART I: Young Adult/Adventure Tales

'Kitsune' by Heather Jensen
'Megumi's Quest' by Joyce Chng
'The Bakeneko' by Holly Kench
'Moon Shadow' by Kelly Matsuura

PART II: Adult/Literary Tales

'Towards the Light' by Aislinn Batstone
'Restoration' by
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ebook, Alternate cover edition, 77 pages
Published July 7th 2015 by BWWP Publishing (first published October 18th 2013)
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Karen
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've only recently met Kelly Matsuura through a friend, and decided to give this anthology a quick read. I have to admit, I really enjoyed the tales. Japanese fantasy stories are different, but they have a lot of morals to them.

A fascinating read of a different culture's fantasies.
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Anna Tan
Sep 28, 2016 rated it liked it
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I'm not quite familiar with Japanese mythology (despite using some in my writing) so this was quite an interesting read.

As a whole, I preferred Part I: Young Adult/Adventure Tales, which really shows you what my reading style/preference is like. Of these, I liked Kitsune by Heather Jensen the best, though Kelly Matsuura's tale of magic, ninjas, and love in Moon Shadow is a close second.

The stories turn a little darker in Part II: Adult/Literary tales. Restoration by Chris Ward was beautifully h
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Jul 07, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: A new cover was released for this book on July 7th, 2015.


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This book was not really for adults. I would recommend it for a student in grade 6 or 7.
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Kelly Matsuura grew up in Australia, and graduated from Victoria University with a degree in Asian Studies. She has lived in China and the USA, and now lives permanently in Nagoya, Japan.
Her writing focuses on fantasy and contemporary stories with Asian characters and/or settings, however she enjoys writing western-style stories occasionally as well.
She is the editor and a contributor of 'The Ins
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The Insignia Series (6 books)
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  • Insignia: Asian Science Fiction (The Insignia Series #5)
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