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Moribito II by Nahoko Uehashi
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Oct 24, 2011

it was amazing

This book is the second book of Moribito series, unfortunately it is also the last in the series which has been translated into both English and Indonesian. I wish I can read all the books but my Japanese skill is still far from being able to read a full grown-up novel (I can only read few Manga). Just like the first book, The Guardian of the Spirit, the main character is still the heroin Balsa with her amazing ability in spear combat. The Guardian of Darkness is better than The Guardian of The Spirit in my opinion, it is much deeper and more emotional than the first book.

In the first book, Balsa looked into her motherhood feeling but in the second book Balsa learned how to forgive herself and her adopted father. This second book is full of political conspiracy and revenge. We can also meet more interesting creatures.

Balsa Yonsa left her homeland, Kanbal, when she was six. She was taken by her adopted father, Jiguro Musa. Balsa’s father, Karuna, was the royal healer of King Naguru, but Naguru’s brother, Rogsam, wanted his position as the king. He forced Karuna to poison Naguru. Knowing he couldn’t escape the threat, he did what Rogsam asked. However, Karuna also knew that once Naguru died he and his only daughter would not survive from Rogsam regime. To save Balsa, Kiruna asked Jiguro to take her away from Kanbal. Jiguro was framed as traitor and King Rogsam sent all the Royal Spears (elite army of Kanbal Kingdom) to kill Jiguro. Jiguro and Balsa lived as fugitive for years until Rogsam died and replaced by his son, Radalle.

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Reading Progress

October 24, 2011 – Shelved
February 25, 2012 – Started Reading
February 25, 2012 –
page 103
March 1, 2012 –
page 245
March 26, 2012 – Finished Reading

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