Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter
In an ancient Japan where the incursions of gods, ghosts, and demons into the living world is an everyday event, an impoverished nobleman named Yamada no Goji makes his living as a demon hunter for hire. With the occasional assistance of the reprobate exorcist Kenji, whatever the difficulty -... show more
In an ancient Japan where the incursions of gods, ghosts, and demons into the living world is an everyday event, an impoverished nobleman named Yamada no Goji makes his living as a demon hunter for hire. With the occasional assistance of the reprobate exorcist Kenji, whatever the difficulty - ogres, demons, fox-spirits - for a price Yamada will do what needs to be done, even and especially if the solution to the problem isn't as simple as the edge of a sword. Yet, no matter how many monsters he has to face, or how powerful and terrible they may be, the demons Yamada fears the most are his own!
Publish date: February 5th 2013
Publisher: Prime Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for a review – thanks to them and the publisher. I love the premise for this book: In Heian Period Japan (something like 794 to 1185), the land is at peace with its neighbors, and prosperous – but the supernatural world is another story entirely. T...
I didn't really get into this one. Fans of Japanese mythology may like it, though.
This book is a collection of short stories featuring an impoverished noble turned demon hunter in Heian Japan. The stories are separate but maintain continuity so the book is really a mosaic novel. These two points together remind me a lot of Andrzej Sapkowski's The Last Wish with a generous helpi...
I don’t know why I’m doing this to myself. The average score for Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter is 3.14 stars. Not so bad, right? And yet I have a bad feeling about it. I really do. Is it all just in my head?Why am I doing this again? Oh yeah, it’s a free ebook. And the cover is nice. Oh well..As y...