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review SPOILER ALERT! 2019-05-23 01:44
My Review of Shadow of the Fox
Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) - Julie Kagawa

Shadow of the Fox is amazing! I love Yumeko-san the Kitsune. Kitsune is a Fox with magic abilities that mostly trick people into seeing things that aren't there. They are demon like but Yumeko isn't a bad kitsune, she doesn't use her powers to harm anyone. She is useful.
The books intrigue begins and ends on a mysterious note surrounding a very young and seemingly ordinary servant girl named Suki, who lived and died in the royal palace chambers of Lady Sitome, the king's concubine, who is also a powerful blood witch. In fact, she kills Suki for insubordination. Now Suki is a ghost aka a Yurei, who sticks around for reasons unknown, probably because she wasn't ready to die, and she wants vengeance on Lady Sitome. It appears the ghost succeeds when the very same handsome flute player she meets, in the beginning, ends up stabbing Lady Sitome in the heart. I thought Shadow of the Fox was so well written, I never saw that coming.

The story takes us on a journey of sorts with Yumeko-sans being entrusted with a piece of a Dragon's Prayer in the form of a small scroll. It is an important piece of paper because Legend has it, that every one thousand years, a mortal is given the opportunity to summon the Dragon and ask to grant 3(?) wishes for good or bad, only the person's heart has to be pure, otherwise the dragon will tear its soul to shreds. Or something like that lol.
There are evil beings who are trying to find the 3 parts of the Dragons Prayer for themselves as well.

Anyway, Yumeko is given specific instructions by her Monk Master to find a certain man in the feather temple in a city far away. He will give her what information she needs, and where to take the scroll. I can't remember the exact names and places off the top of my head, so you just have to bear with me :)

Yumeko encounters lots of trouble with weird creatures who would kill and destroy her. She knows she is being followed. She also meets a couple of travelling companions, who unbeknownst to each other have their own agenda for accompanying Yumeko along her way. Her companions are quite remarkable and if I am not mistaken one of them is the flute player guy that Suki met? I could be wrong. I haven't checked but I am almost certain he is.

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text 2019-05-19 01:24
Shadow of the Fox FREE on Audio
Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) - Julie Kagawa

Julie Kagawa is a great author. I've had Shadow of the Fox on my kindle that I received from Netgalley as an e-arc for awhile. Recently it has been made available on Audiobooksync for FREE, so if you are looking for a fantasy title you can listen to, I'd get it there while you can. I love the story so far as I am only at 22% but the protagonist is quite impressionable.

 

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by Julie Kagawa | Narrated by Joy Osmanski, Brian Nishii, Emily Woo Zeller
Published by HarperAudio
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

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review 2018-12-09 00:53
Very disappointing read for me.
Shadow of The Fox - Julie Kagawa

When I heard about this book and finding out that there was going to be an assassin in it and a mysterious scroll(sorry if I spelled the word wrong,) in it. I thought it would be my type of book, boy even my friend that I was buddy reading it with, though I was going to love it. My friend didn't even finish it, and the only reason I didn't dnf it is because I was also reading it for a readathon I was participating in. 

My main problem was I think the author was trying to give you a lot of information at one time. The problem is that so much stuff was going on and my mind couldn't process it all. So I was very confused on what was going on.  I thought the characters were ok, my favorite character was Kage who was the assassin and also had a sword that had a demon inside of it. I forgot what the main girl character name was. She was an okay character, but not a favorite character. 

I did love the different places we got to visit and some of the characters we meet on the way.

After saying all of that, I do think I will try and read the second book, because I really loved how it ended. But I wouldn't have it on my must have books list.

 

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review 2018-09-29 15:44
Shadow Of The Fox by Julie Kagawa
Shadow of The Fox - Julie Kagawa
I'm a fan, having read 16 books of Julie Kagawa's. I have high hopes.
It was good but not great.
I feel like my lack of knowledge with Japanese culture and folklore may have contributed to me not loving it. I literally had zero knowledge.
At the beginning of the story I was even slightly confused, and wondered if it might be a bad read. I'm glad I kept going and am glad I did. At the end of the story I was left wanting to read book 2, Soul of the Sword. I was pulled into this story about a kitsune on a quest, who meets a samurai and other characters. 
I also k=now want to know more about Japanese culture in general.
I just want to say to Julie Kagawa fans; don't go into this read expecting too much if you also have a lack of knowledge in that culture, (actually; or not). Fans often have their hopes too high and compare it to their favorite series, which is unfair when it's so different. Have an open mind like I did, and you will end up enjoying it.

 

 

 

Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2018/09/shadow-of-fox-by-julie-kagawa-41.html
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review 2018-03-30 00:00
The Forever Song
The Forever Song - Julie Kagawa A MUST READ.....
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