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Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness Hardcover – May 1, 2009
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Balsa's return threatens the status quo, which has been built on the lies that ambitious and powerful men wove to cover their crimes and obscure their plans for the future. Balsa might take the practical route and retreat back to her life in New Yogo, but those events from her childhood have disrupted more than just the political future of Kanbal...
The narrative unfolds nicely, revealing new allies and antagonists, interconnections, mystical creatures, and another daunting ceremony that resonates with the release of the egg in the first volume. The writing flowed much more smoothly for me in this volume, partly because I was no longer distracted by comparisons to the anime. The story is deep and satisfying, layering new truths and revelations onto what we learned in "Guardian of the Spirit". Jiguro - long dead in the first book - takes on new life here, as the recollections of those in Kanbal who had known him best add real dimension to a character that even Balsa did not know as well as she had thought.Read more ›
I loved the first one, but I have to admit that the second book is even better than the first. More satisfying, more sympathetic, more engrossing - and I loved the first one! Moribito satisfies with a tremendously rousing story that grips you and keeps you on the edge of your seat, and takes you to a completely different world that feels so original and fascinating. And I have to tell you, I had no clue what to expect in the grand finale. It was so original and impressive - and I tend to be the type of person who guesses everything that is going to happen. They say there is no original ideas - well, when you aren't familiar with another culture, it becomes original to you. And this book is fascinating for that reason.
Balsa is also one of the best kickass heroines I've had the pleasure of reading. She was a bit stiffer in the first one, but in this story everything becomes personal for her, and we really get to see her true personality - and she rocks! I honestly can't wait for the next in the series.
If anyone from a publishing company reads this - please PLEASE continue the series! It's absolutely wonderful and a true joy to read. Well, here's hoping.....
Although Balsa only intends to return in order to find personal peace, her entry into Kanbal sets off a series of events destined to plunge Balsa back into the same kinds of plotting that led to her father's death years before. Balso quickly learns that, during her long absence from the land, her mentor Jiguro has been wrongfully accused of great crimes. His younger brother, Yuguro, has become a hero for supposedly killing Jiguro and returning the symbolically important golden spear rings that Jiguro was framed for stealing. The new king is entirely under Yuguro's control. And once again, it's up to Balsa to work her way through the deception and trickery in order to save her homeland before it's too late.
GUARDIAN OF THE DARKNESS adds new depth to Balsa's character by allowing the reader to see her in a new setting, one that is both familiar to her and strangely foreign. Her own inner turmoil about the death of Jiguro and the lies that have been spread about him provide the novel with its emotional power.
As with the first volume in the series, Uehashi's worldbuilding is stunning.Read more ›
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A series for all ages, Moribito should really be translated in its entirety to English. I would certainly purchase them all. Read morePublished 1 month ago by pen
Love this book and love the characters in the book. I watched the anime for season one and decided to buy the book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael Ganesan
It's an amazing book!!! I hope that Scholastic bought the rights for the other stories soon, because it has been so long since I get caught for a story as I was with this one....Published 6 months ago by Sofia Elena Manusakis
Simple short Novel, translated from a Japanese Author, the translation work is good and the story flows smoothly. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ryan
Perfect followup to the Moribito anime. I never read the first book, but the anime is one of my favorites. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Paula
Like everyone else, I loved the book. I saw the first part as an anime and haven't read the book. I am saddened to read that scholastic has decided to discontinue translating the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sonali Barua
This is a great fantasy novel. The only bad thing about this book series is that only the first two of eight have been translated.Published 13 months ago by Preston Averett
I found the first book more compelling because the central conflict seemed less about good versus evil. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Weather Boy