Moribito: Guardian of the Darkness by Nahoko Uehashi

Moribito: Guardian of the Darkness

byNahoko Uehashi, Yuko Shimizu

Kobo ebook | July 29, 2014

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Balsa returns to her native Kanbal to clear the name of Jiguro, her dear mentor, who saved her life when she was six years old. But what should be a visit of truth and reconciliation becomes a fight for her life when she learns that Jiguro had been a member of King Rogsam's personal bodyguard. After Jiguro fled Kanbal with her, Rogsam sent the other bodyguards after them one by one--Jiguro's best friends, whom he had to kill to protect Balsa. Now, with the help of two Kanbalese children, Balsa must unwind the conspiracy surrounding Jiguro and the mystery of the Guardians of the Dark.

Title:Moribito: Guardian of the DarknessFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 29, 2014Publisher:Scholastic Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545300282

ISBN - 13:9780545300285


Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good that it stands alone I was instantly addicted to the first novel of the series, so I really hoped that the second one, Guardian of the darkness, would be just as good. And it is. This second novel could actually stand alone, which makes me happy on many levels. While the events of the first novel are touched on, you don't need to know the entirety of the events in order to enjoy this one. I truly enjoyed reading not only about Balsa's homeland, but its culture, and her past as well. Learning the whole story behind her rescue and life with Jiguro was an insight to Balsa herself. I love her character, and I love how she approaches life. She's a no-nonsense hero who not only doesn't allow her sex to hold her down, but doesn't dwell on it, either. I can't recommend this series enough.
Date published: 2009-05-24