Sunday, 18 August 2013

Shout-Out: Kojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi

I came across this book a while back on Net Galley.  It's an ebook original by Musa Publishing.  I really love the cover art.  It reminds me of Spirited Away.


Every civilization has its myths. Only one is true.

When eighteen-year-old Keiko Yamada’s father dies unexpectedly, he leaves behind a one way ticket to Japan, an unintelligible death poem about powerful Japanese spirits and their gigantic, beast-like Guardians, and the cryptic words: “Go to Japan in my place. Find the Gate. My camera will show you the way.”

Alone and afraid, Keiko travels to Tokyo, determined to fulfill her father’s dying wish. There, beneath glittering neon signs, her father’s death poem comes to life. Ancient spirits spring from the shadows. Chaos envelops the city, and as Keiko flees its burning streets, her guide, the beautiful Yui Akiko, makes a stunning confession--that she, Yui, is one of a handful of spirits left behind to defend the world against the most powerful among them: a once noble spirit now insane. Keiko must decide if she will honor her father’s heritage and take her rightful place among the gods.

3 comments:

kmyatsuhashi said...

Thank you, Jessica!I hope you have a chance to read and review. Just so you know, I'm doing a blog tour this week, and to go along with it, the Kindle version of Kojiki is on sale for $.99. Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Kojiki-ebook/dp/B00CF6317Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377108148&sr=8-1&keywords=kojiki+by+keith+yatsuhashi

The sale only runs through Saturday.

You can view my tour schedule, using the link below. You'll find reviews of the book, interviews, character bios, and other fun stuff. I hope you and your readers can participate.

http://girlsheartbookstours.blogspot.com/2013/08/touring-now-kojiki-by-keith-yatsuhashi.html

Thanks,
Keith Yatsuhashi

Jessica Strider said...

Cool. Thanks for the info. I just bought a copy. Now it joins the ever expanding queue. :)

kmyatsuhashi said...

Wow! Thanks. I hope you like it.