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Voice of the Sword

(Sword, Mirror, Jewel #1)

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Japan is Reiko’s new home - but what will she have to do to protect it?

Moving to Tokyo after growing up in the USA, 17-year-old Reiko expected exam stress and out-dated customs. She didn’t expect shadowy creatures resembling demons and monsters from Japanese mythology invading her school and following her every move.

Where have these creatures come from? Who is control
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Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published August 31st 2019 by Excalibur Books
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Elizabeth Tasker
Jan 04, 2021 rated it liked it
I was excited for the premise of this book, which is set in modern day Tokyo but entrenched in Japanese folktales. The story was a way of engaging both with daily experiences of a Japanese teenager, and also to explore traditional believes and mythologies.

The book is partially successful at this. However, I found the story attempted to weave too many different components of mythology and fantasy together in quick succession. The result was both a slightly confusing narrative, and a lack of time
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Voice of the Sword: Sword, Mirror, Jewel - Book One
(Sword, Mirror, Jewel #1)
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Voice of the Sword: Sword, Mirror, Jewel - Book One
(Sword, Mirror, Jewel #1)
by John Paul Catton (Goodreads Author)

The story starts out with Reiko, a biracial Japanese High School girl and her boyfriend, Hideaki, going into an old cemetery for a school project. Hideaki gets possessed and Reiko and the rest of her returnee/international friends have to figure out how to save him as wel
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John Picha
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Urban Legend Opens Gateway to Myth and Monsters for a Japanese Schoolgirl

A homework assignment scavenger hunt leads Rieko and her prospective boyfriend Hideaki to a cemetery in search of an ancient sword. Their quest is derailed when they are whisked through a strange portal to a multiverse governed by a supernatural bureaucracy hell-bent keeping merging worlds sorted... Then things get really crazy.

Japan splinters between the modern world and the supernatural. Through the shards we encounter,
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