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Winner of the Batchelder Award!
Young Wataru flees his messed-up life to navigate the magical world of Vision, a land filled with creatures both fierce and friendly. His ultimate destination is the Tower of Destiny where a goddess of fate awaits. Only when he has finished his journey and collected five elusive gemstones will he possess the Demon's Bane--the key that will grant him his most heartfelt wish...the wish to bring his family back together again!
About the author:
Miyuki Miyabe's first novel was published in 1987. Since that time, she has become one of Japan's most popular and best-selling authors. Miyabe's 2007 novel Brave Story won The Batchelder Award for a children's book in translation from the American Library Association. In addition to her fantasies for young adults, Miyabe has written several crime novels for adult readers, the most recent of which to be translated into English is The Devil's Whisper. Also available from Haikasoru is her next fantasy, The Book of Heroes.
With a small, elite list of award-winners, classics, and new work by the hottest young writers, Haikasoru is the first imprint dedicated to bringing Japanese science fiction to America and beyond. Featuring the action of anime and the thoughtfulness of the best speculative fiction, Haikasoru aims to truly be the “high castle” of science fiction and fantasy. For more information on Haikasoru please visit at www.haikasoru.com.
I read this book twice
This is an eight hundred page book ( the physical one) and I enjoyed every page of it
Such an intense gripping book. I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!
this book is the best no comment i read it 21 times (i think)