A Mortal Song
Format: Kindle Edition
Publish date: 2016-09-13
Publisher: Another World Press
Pages no: 382
Edition language: English
Excellent production quality, but a slightly awkward premise that maybe could have benefited from stronger world building. There's some challenging and well developed ideas the author's working through, and I appreciated how she consistently subverted expectations. There were multiple points where I...
Love, love, love this book!Sora is a Kami, one of the spiritual beings (able to turn solid or invisible and able to manipulate ki energy) living on Mt. Fuji, or so she thought. On her 17th birthday, there's an attack on the mountain, which sends Sora and her bodyguard, Takeo, fleeing to find a way t...
Mortal Song hooked me with the interesting premise, following an Unchosen One in Japan. There were a lot of ups and downs, never sinking below “Okay” or rising above “Better”, leaving it an average 3 stars. It was an easy and quick read, but I was never fully immersed. I was aware that I was reading...
So, let's start with the good about this book. First off, it's set in Japan and has a rich tie to Japanese lore, which I loved. I've always found Shinto to be fascinating, with its deep reverence of the Kami, who keep our world whole and healthy. It's hard not to fall in love with the concept of nat...
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