1 page a day is all I m allotting myself with this book, and the books that follow They are that special to me There are few books that have ever had the effect of bringing true tears to my eyes as the previous 2 did I recommend this to anyone who enjoys anime and manga. shamelessly stealing the form of this review from Hannah In Short I loved it Mainly because of Enki, but there were many other things that made me truly enjoy this book slight spoilers, nothing specific In Detail THE MAIN CHARACTERS which I roughly identify as Enki Rokuta and Shoryu Naotaka are depicted wonderfully Especially Shoryu s characterization was stunningly done, slow and barely scratching at the surface of his character at times, but in the end it became an in depth insight into his character Since much of the story was written from Enki s point of view, there was a lot of insight into his character from the start and I dearly loved that He is stubborn and set in his ways, sometimes even to the point of being blinded by it, but in the end he learned a lot about himself and his king It was wonderful to experience his growth.THE STORY at first a little bit confusing, but I think that only adds to the reading pleasure, since you have to think a little and it is a lot of fun to put together the pieces of the story and learn where the different characters come from The past and the present of the characters are woven together wonderfully, and I was never tired of the changes in point of view, setting or time.THE CHARACTERS made me laugh, cry, want to hit them, extremely angry and love them While reading I was fooled like Enki and suspicious like Ribi, extremely annoyed like Seisho and Itan as well asrelaxed and confident as Shoryu I loved how Enki made me doubt the king and his capability as a ruler only for Shoryu to prove us so very wrong although I had my doubts about Enki s seemingly irrevocable opinion Most of all I was surprised by how Ribi seemed to be a minor and not really important character and then became extremely important and helped to give insights into the ruling mechanisms of the king I also liked that this was accomplished efficiently without great proclamations or dragging explanations.I also liked the similarities in Enki s and Koya s histories as well as how the character of Atsuyu transformed from a benevolent regent to a self absorbed tyrant, who is truly blind to the flaws of his own character It was believable, albeit a bit fast.The book did not introduce many new aspects about THE WORLD, but the world building supplied a chapter of En s history that I was curious about Ever since I saw the anime which I do have to mention here, because I do not remember if this was the same in The Sea of Shadow where Enki tells Youko about how he choose his king, I was interested in how he and Shoryu became as close as they were in Youko s story when Enki seemed to have hated kings so much at the beginning.THE STORY TWISTS were nicely done I was surprised when I should have been and while I doubted Enki s harsh judgement about Shoryu from the start, I did a lot of doubting Shoruyu myself and was pleasantly surprised with what was revealed throughout the story The same is true for Atsuyu, just that it was the other way around I am sure there are some flaws I forget to mention here, because OVERALL I am so happy with The Vast Spread of the Seas that I seem to have forgotten all about them. When Only An Eggfruit, The Kirin Of The En Kingdom, Rokuta, Was Transported To Japan For His Own Protection But He Was Abandoned Soon After Birth By His Surrogate Parents, Left To Fend For Himself In The Mountains It Just So Happened That At The Same Time, A Young Boy In The En Kingdom Named Koya Was Also Abandoned By His Own Parents, After Which He Was Raised By Demon Beasts Their Similar Circumstances Aren T The Only Thing To Bind These Two Boys, Though Twenty Years After Their Abandonment, Their Destinies Intersect, With Potentially Disastrous Consequences For The En Kingdom A great continuation to the series Once again, the author gives us the story of another Kingdom We get to return to En, which was introduced to us in the first book We reunite with Enki and the King, Shoryu This book focuses on how the two met, and how the prosperous rule under them began We also get some great personal backrounds on each Once again the author has done a wonderful job creating characters personalities, story line, and history This story has yet to disappoint and while its length may seem intimidating, the book is actually an easy read Action, history, politics and personal relations blend well together once I am eager to read the next one. 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The Vast Spread of the Seas is the third book in the Twelve Kingdoms series, but chronologically it takes place before the first and second novel and can also be read as a stand alone.This time the story concerns the kingdom of En Where book 1 was structured mostly like a standard epic quest fantasy and book 2 focused on the mythology, The Vast Spread of the Seas is very much a political fantasy We witness the first years of Shoryu s reign and the development of his relationship with Rokuta, while their government faces a rebellion Despite this situation, there is actually very little fighting and a large part of the story is about which political schemes they employ in order to avoid a war The flashbacks to Shoryu and Rokuta s meeting take place in Japan during the beginning of the Warring States and paint a very dark picture of the country.The other half of the novel concerns the characters, mainly Shoryu and Rokuta, but there are also some impressive side characters, like Ribi Among the cast of The Twelve Kingdoms, Shoryu and Rokuta are probably my favorites, because they have very individual chaotic characters and their interactions are always so much fun Therefore it was really nice to read their, sometimes funny and sometimes tragic, story.I ve always loved how Fuyumi Ono explores the psychology of the kirins basically were unicorns, how cool is that anyway and in this volume, we learn about Rokuta s sad past and his profound doubts and even denial concerning his role I wouldn t have minded insight into Shoryu as well, but Rokuta s development was rather endearing.Overall, I really enjoyed The Vast Spread of the Seas It is a very short and fast read The large amount of political measures and intrigues will probably not appeal to everybody, but the character development and world building should be able to make up for that A definite recommendation if you are a fan of political fantasies like Attolia, Lumatere or Fire A must read for anybody looking for a good Asian Fantasy and if you enjoy world building with detailed mythology and unicorns. Oh how I adore Shoryu Probably my favorite type of character carefree fool cum strategic mastermind I just love how almost everyone was fooled by his seemingly nonchalant attitude to everything Oh but not I I knew Shoryu had this in the bag, of course He s the freaking Ever King of En, duh Haha jokes aside, not only is this novel a hefty bite of delicious political intrigue, which I adore , it gives you some insight into just how Shoryu and Rokuta were able to build up the magnificent Kingdom of En you see in volume 1 from practically nothing Suffice to say, I ve enjoyed this volume the most so far out of the Twelve Kingdoms series While the second and this third aren t as good as the first book of Twelve Kingdoms, its still a page turner This book takes place 500 years before the first novel, so there aren t many characters in common, and certainly no Youko.I will continue buying and reading these even at the lethargic pace they re released, and even though the terms fantasy and series tend to turn me off. Three dudes have bummers of childhoods THEN WORLDS COLLIDE and by WORLDS I mean DUDES And by COLLIDE I mean INTERACT EMOTIONALLY AND POLITICALLY ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN DISPARATE MOTIVATIONS Number Three has been the most political so far We know the Ever King of En and his kirin Enki from the first book and this is the story of how they got started Also, there s a whacked out kid with a demon who just wants some human acceptance He s a pretty big plot point, and I m sure if I think a little he will also be symbolic of something, but not having sat down to do that thinking, he s just kind of there and the reader goes Growed up by a demon who didn t eated him Wut Tells me and then nothing happens to satisfy that craving.STILL I cannot resist a story about stuffy officials who underestimate their free spirited King I mean, WE know he s the dang Ever King of Book One, so don t we giggle when they complain about his gamblin and womanizin Four stars only because the flashbacks were hella hamfisted I liked it Please to give me , English translators Wikipedia says I have to wait until, like, March, so I guess I ll go read something educational Paaaah.THE SCORE SO FAR Book 1 Trust YOURSELFBook 2 Trust HEAVENBook 3 Trust THE DANG EVER KING OF EN Amo a Enki y Shoryuu Pero el libro es s per aburrido Cronol gicamente, este libro ocurre antes que el primero y el segundo, y nos cuenta el d a a d a del rey de En, mientras los flashbacks nos muestran como se conocieron Shoryuu y su Kirin El libro se centra en la pol tica y la burocracia de los pa ses, los conflictos y la guerra desde un punto de vista administrativo.Lo que m s difrute del libro son las interacciones entre Enki y Shoryuu Los amo Y por supuesto las im genes que vienen en la novela son tan preciosas como siempre Con una calidad mucho m s alta que el anime Espero que el siguiente libro me resulte m s ameno.
.Fuyumi Ono , Ono Fuyumi is a Japanese novelist who is best known for writing the Twelve Kingdoms , Juuni Kokuki series, on which a popular anime is based Her name after marriage is Fuyumi Uchida , Uchida Fuyumi , but she writes under her maiden name.Ono was born in Nakatsu, ita, Ky sh in 1960 She graduated from tani University in Ky to with a degree in Buddhist Studies, and in 1988 was employed by the publisher K dansha Her debut story is titled Sleepless on Birthday Eve.Ono is married to Naoyuki Uchida , Uchida Naoyuki , a mystery novelist who writes under the pseudonym Yukito Ayatsuji , Ayatsuji Yukito.Before she started work on Twelve Kingdoms, Fuyumi Ono wrote The Demonic Child , a horror novel about a boy from another world She later worked certain events from this novel into the Twelve Kingdoms series Short stories set in the various kingdoms include Kasho, Toei, Shokan, Kizan and Jogetsu In February, 2008, the first new Twelve Kingdoms short story, Hisho no Tori was published in Shinchosha s Yomyom magazine.According to an interview at the Anime News Network, she is currently rewriting a girls horror series she wrote long ago Wikipedia
- 294 pages
- 東の海神 西の滄海 [Higashi no Watatsumi, Nishi no Sōkai]
- Fuyumi Ono
- 15 February 2018 Fuyumi Ono