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Kumasagi is a serialized fantasy novel told in seven parts. Each installment includes ten to fifteen chapters.
In what was once an aquatic civilization, where the inhabitants now live on land, the population is dwindling as only single children are born. Najat, a rare second son, must fulfill his duties as the Kumasagi—heir to the title of Holy Mahasagi—while protecting a s
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Published September 11th 2020
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SneakySquid
Jan 17, 2021 rated it liked it
Not for me. Although, I can recognize a thoughtful fantasy world. This novel is full of alot of world building for the rest of the series. This helps create a detailed world but can be a little dense with information for that reason

**Trigger warning**
In this book there is a wife market and similarities to real world misogyny. If reading such things bothers you maybe give this one a pass

The main theme throughout Destin is forbidden love. With a love triangle at its heart. This triangle takes pla
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T. Ratcliffe
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It was nice to read a fantasy book that wasn't about some great struggle between good and evil. The world built in this story is down right fascinating. It's also has one of the better magic systems I've seen in fiction, and it's easy to see why it's necessary to the people in the story. I know I'm being vague but so much of it is intrigue to the story I don't want to spoil anything. It also has a soothing tone and almost feels "slice of life". Just a good relaxing read. ...more
Lisa
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It was something of a surprise to me how much I absolutely loved this book. Normally, fantasy book are not at the top of my "to read" pile. However, Kumasagi: Destin is such a richly imagined story that it draws you into an entirely different world that, while both thrilling and different, is at the same time totally approachable. The first book follows two brothers in a society where a second son is rare, and the second son, who is destined to become the Mahasagi, has a secret connection to his ...more
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Leslee Sheu lives in Maryland with her husband, their kid, and two pet guinea pigs. She has a passion for reading comics and manga, and enjoys papercrafting as a hobby. Kumasagi is her first fantasy novel.

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