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  • Title: Dragon Sword and Wind Child
  • Author: Noriko Ogiwara Cathy Hirano Miho Satake
  • ISBN: 9781421515014
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover

  • In the land of Toyoashihara, the forces of the God of Light and the Goddess of Darkness have waged war for generations But for 15 year old Saya, the war is far away and unimportant until the day she discovers she is the reincarnation of the Water Maiden and a princess of the Children of the Dark Raised to love the Light and detest the Dark, Saya must come to terms withIn the land of Toyoashihara, the forces of the God of Light and the Goddess of Darkness have waged war for generations But for 15 year old Saya, the war is far away and unimportant until the day she discovers she is the reincarnation of the Water Maiden and a princess of the Children of the Dark Raised to love the Light and detest the Dark, Saya must come to terms with her heritage even as she is tumbled into the very heart of the conflict that is destroying her country Both the army of the Light and Dark seek to claim her, for she is the only mortal who can awaken the legendary Dragon Sword, the weapon destined to end the war Can Saya make the dreadful choice between the Light and Dark, or is she doomed like all the Water Maidens who have come before her
    Noriko Ogiwara Cathy Hirano Miho Satake
    Noriko Ogiwara Cathy Hirano Miho Satake Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Dragon Sword and Wind Child book, this is one of the most wanted Noriko Ogiwara Cathy Hirano Miho Satake author readers around the world.


    If I were to choose one thing I liked best about this book, I would probably choose the way that Ogiwara takes a bucket of fantasy tropes (magical swords, Chosen One types, Light and Darkness, etc.) and dumps it upside down. At first glance it seems like a rather cliché story, but read it and you will discover something strikingly original and beautiful.Or I might choose the fact that this book struck me in the same way Ratha's Creature did. Original, interesting, a roller coaster of action wit [...]

    This is a gorgeous story, but not without flaws.Saya is our protagonist, an "ordinary" teenage girl who learns that she is the one destined to have the power to awaken and still the Dragon Sword, the only weapon that can end the war that is raging between the Light and Dark. I know, sounds a bit too familiar, a bit generic right? Still, I found myself quickly pulled in by the beautiful atmosphere of the story.I was instantly intrigued by the story's concept of Light and Dark. One side is led by [...]

    It took me a while to get into this book, but it wasn't the story's fault, I think it was the translation. It felt very cold and didn't draw me into the amazing story that was unfolding right underneath the completely passionless words. But once I got used to that, the story was incredible. While reading it I kept wondering if it was based on actual Japanese mythology. It had a real pagan, Greek or Celtic kind of saga feel to it, but Japanese instead. The afterword told me this was exactly what [...]

    This was a rare impulse buy for me since I'd never heard of this book until I came across it at the bookstore. I was very glad I read it. It's a translation of a Japanese fantasy book written in the tradition of the common British and American fantasies based on Celtic mythology, only using Japanese mythology from the Kojiki as the basis for the story. I loved the fantasy elements and am definitely planning to pick up the second book in the Tales of the Magatama, which has also been translated i [...]

    Noriko Ogiwara grew up reading Western Fantasy books such as Narnia. While she loved those, she also kept dreaming of a fantasy set in Asia. In the end, she simply went ahead and wrote one herself. Dragon Sword and Wind Child is the first book in her Magatama-series, but it is also a stand-alone novel that can be read on its own.Saya, a slightly tomboyish girl from a tiny village, would be living a perfectly normal life, if it weren't for the intense nightmares that keep reminding her of her dar [...]

    One of the best Japanese Creation Myths retelling I've ever read in my life, and it's a YA. People, read up!What I remember about the story: we follows the heroine Saya, a daughter of the clan of Darkness, who is also a reincarnation of a series of Water Maidens before her. She is summoned to the Capital to serve the Moon God, son of the God of Light. Saya falls for the handsome, kind Moon God almost instantly. However, soon Saya finds herself caught between the conflict between the Moon God and [...]

    Whitley Birks
    See this review and more at Whitley ReadsI recently found out that the second book in this series has been translated to English, so of course I had to do a reread of this one. For…what, the fourth time? Fifth? Who cares; I’m sure I’ll do more.This one of my favorite books from my childhood, so one of those stars is probably from nostalgia.That being said, the book probably won’t appeal to everyone. It’s a very dense, plot-heavy book with little in the way of in-depth character develop [...]

    This was a different book than I expected. It has more similarities to the current fashion for YA romantic adventure fantasy ( the female main character getting a boyfriend who is a vampire/werewolf/angel/demon/dragon/god/whatevertheywillthinkofnext) in a very different tone (mythologic) and setting, a prehistoric type of fantasy Japan. I head this compared to The Lord of the Rings, or Narnia, or many other things, but I would only compare it to one of the longish chapters in the Silmarillion, b [...]

    It is a fantastic retelling of Kojiki Stories, of the divide between Izanami and Izanagi, light and darkness, that is cast in a way that's understandable and profound for modern reader. Again, young adult literature proves to be so deep and moving.

    Elizabeth Spencer
    Dragon Sword and Wind Child is the story of Saya, a young girl who lives in very ancient Japan, where the kami of Light and his immortal children have imprisoned all of the gods of the earth. The prince and princess of Light have waged a very long war against the people of Darkness (i.e all the mortals and their gods) so that their father, the God of Light, will return. Meanwhile, Saya thinks she's just a normal peasant girl, but it turns out she's the reincarnation of the Princess of Darkness, [...]

    I am not sure how I feel about this book. The ornate language reads like the classics that I grew up with and that turned me into a lover of children's books. The exotic worlds introduced within the book further made me aware that I was not reading any ordinary writer. Yet enough of the time I felt so confused that I am not sure how to react to this book.Often I felt as if Ogiwara was explaining concepts alien to me, but which were so integral to the story that I remained unable to fully appreci [...]

    Dragon Sword and Wind Child is a translation of a Japanese fantasy novel that draws on Japanese mythology and Western fantasy tradition.The forces of the God of Light and the Goddess of Darkness have been at war for generations. For Saya, an orphaned teenage girl living among the people of Light, the war exists somewhere in the background… until she finds out that she is the Water Maiden, a reincarnation of the priestess of the Goddess of Dark. As the Water Maiden, Saya is the only one who can [...]

    Suzanne Rooyen
    More like 3.5/5 stars.So much to love about this book but sometimes the storytelling got in the way of the story itself.Firstly, this is a translation of a novel originally written in Japanese. The prose was heavy handed at times and did't always flow smoothly. Other times it read more like an anime series and I quite liked it. I think some of the head hopping might've been due to translation, and might not have been the author's intention, however, it still threw me out of the story a few times [...]

    Dawn Michelle
    This was April's book-club book, and I have to admit, after last months read of "Monkey" I was a little dubious. We stayed in the Far East with this one, but this was centered in Japan and not China. And as I really love all things Japan, I was hoping that would help me love this book.I am really surprised. I really, really enjoyed this book. I didn't understand HALF of it because I know nothing of Eastern Religion and the gods that they worship. Trying to figure out who they all were was the mo [...]

    Why is it that lame books stay around forever and good books, like this one, disappear off the face of the earth. I had to look this up under amazon to even find it. Ridiculous. My only hope for society is that I tried looking up Catherine Called Birdie, (which I detested) and couldn't find that at all. Anyway, I liked this book a lot. It was kind of odd, much to my liking. It was set in Asia, or it's magical equivelant, and involved a quest, a sword, invading armies, that sort of thing. Not too [...]

    Dragon Sword and Wind Child is a hidden gem. Ogiwara weaves a lyrical, whimsical, complex tale about love, war, fate and religion. Although the English translation is beautiful, I can't even imagine how gorgeous and nuanced it would be in the original Japanese. As a warning to fantasy fans looking for their next escapism read, this isn't a romp of an adventure; rather it is a slow burn, character and idea driven myth.

    An intriguing read, with odd twists I didn't expect - I've heard that there are two more books in the trilogy, but I don't think they've ever been translated and it seems a shame, as I'd love to read them (and this one again!).

    This was the first novel I had read in a long while, and it kept my attention. The myth doesn't bog down the narrative and vice versa. Good read.


    I love when books are loosely based on myths or legends that come from the author's country. This is a book aimed mainly for young adults, but I found that even as an adult you could enjoy it.

    This was a really awesome read. It was written in Japanese and translated to English, so some things that might have been more obvious to a reader of the original, such as the godlings, the Prince & Princess of Light, corresponding to the moon & sun, took me a little longer to sort through. That certainly didn't hurt the story any though, and may have even added a little more mystery. Saya, our main character is something of a reluctant heroine, and the path she travels throughout the st [...]

    Keri Sparks
    I'm probably rating this higher than I would normally, but despite the writing style being somewhat flat and lacking in pulling me in and it having no buildup, I really enjoyed the story. The characters were interesting even if they, too, we're flat and lacked a certain amount of depth. It was also very telling and not at all showing, which is probably the biggest reason why I had trouble getting involved with it. I did have a few problems with the story line itself and some of the events, but I [...]

    Lauren AKA randomfreckles
    Crap, my librarian friend Amy will kill me for not liking this book. Don't kill me Amy![image error] I can definitely understand why people love this book. The writing is gorgeous, the premise is unique, but I did not click at all with this book. I felt like the main character was a very stereotypical " manic pixie dream girl" type character. Ugh, she was bland but adored, and I just couldn't do it.The mythology started strong, but the more I read the more this book and I were not friends.

    A bit slow, but beautiful, lush descriptions and rich in Japanese inspired mythology and colour. #ownvoices must read!

    A very good story, although Saya annoyed 😒 me a few times throughout the story. I may check out the second book later on. 😃

    beautiful, reminds me a bit of the lion in Narnia. The theme of God and creation is strong but not in the traditional western sense

    Lauren Schumacher
    I first read this book when I was a kid, and I completely forgot about it for about two decades when it suddenly popped back into my head. The author's stated purpose was to take classic Western fantasy tropes and put a Japanese spin on them, and she's done a beautiful job of that.The interior writing is really gorgeous, and I don't know if that's due to great writing, a great translation, or both. Descriptions of nature and landscapes in particular were poetic and lovely. I was less happy with [...]

    The God of Light and the Goddess of Darkness fell in love with one another. Their children were the gods and goddesses of the forces of nature. One day however, the God of Light was forced to seal the Goddess into the land of the dead, where all her children would go to her when they died to be reborn into another. The children of the God of Light, however, would never feel the pain of a wound, the fear of death, for they were immortal. These customs were followed, the darkness was full of terri [...]

    In a world where you either follow the God of Light or the Goddess of Darkness, 15 year-old Saya was raised to love the Light. And when she is chosen as a handmaiden for the Prince of Light, there is no higher honor. But Saya soon becomes dissatisfied with life at the Palace of Light. And she finds out why. Saya is really the Water Maiden, the Princess of Darkness. Though Saya loves the Light, Darkness is where she belongs and soon she finds both sides are at war with each other. But she, along [...]

    It's a story of dark against the light with a simple reason behind it, love. The main character of the story is a girl that is coming from Darkness but never knew it, so she has been worshipping Light all her life. She experienced a wide range of emotions, loneliness, fear, sadness joy, guilt, having crush, etc and it's described very good in the story development. Her maturity came after her various events in life along with her gullible friend she had taken away from the Light. I like how she [...]

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