- Published: Los Angeles : Tokyopop, c2006.
- Year Published: 2006
- Description: 459 p. : ill., map ; 19 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Teenage girls -- Fiction.
- Fate and fatalism -- Fiction.
- Abandoned children -- Fiction.
- Imaginary places -- Fiction.
- Japan -- Fiction.
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The Twelve kingdoms. 1, Sea of shadow
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Call number: Teen Fiction
Available Copies: Downtown Teen
First published in Japan in 1992/2001 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
For high-schooler Yoko Nakajima, life has been fairly ordinary--that is until Keiki, a young man with golden hair, tells Yoko they must return to their kingdom. Once confronted by this mysterious being and whisked away to an unearthly realm, Yoko is left with only a magical sword; a gem; and a million questions about her destiny, the world she's trapped in, and the world she desperately wants to return to.More than just a fantasy story filled with horrific monsters, half-beasts, and magicians, The Twelve Kingdoms centers around a world reminiscent of Chinese mythology and rife with civil and political upheaval. Sea of Shadow, the first volume of this ongoing seven-volume epic, takes you on a wild ride that leaves you questioning the bounds of reality and fantasy.
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