Twelve Kingdoms Novel 2 (Hardcover)

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SKU: 9781598169478

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About Twelve Kingdoms Novel 2 (Hardcover)

Twelve Kingdoms 2: Sea of Wind is written by Fuyumi Ono.

Taiki, the Kirin of Tai, must learn to accept not only that not only is he not human, but that he is in charge of choosing and protecting the king of Tai. While on sacred Mount Ho, he is visited by various men and women, all hoping to be selected as king of Tai. With little guidance he must choose a king... Will he make the right choice?


  • Publisher: TOKYOPOP
  • Media: Novels
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy
  • Themes: Adventure, Historical, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 3/11/2008
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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The young Black Kirin

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Probably one who's going to buy this title had already seen the anime series, so it's near the story presented, but in a much more complete and deep perspective from Taiki first person's point of view. His feelings and thoughts are minuciously described like we can't guess from the anime short adaptation. Taiki suffers his own deep lack of self-confidence and has to beat his fears and deal with the responsibilities of a kirin even if he lacks his kirin powers, and that's a dilenma that puts the young child into a silent, veiled distress among all happiness he's put into when he gets back to the Twelve Kingdoms. That's a wonderful story about this complex world viewed from the eyes of a young, innocent child eyes, with his fears and expectations aborded deeply by Fuyumi Ono. After finnishing the book, that's to be said it's impossible not to love Taiki and his pure, yet always-concerned, young kirin's heart. The story as a whole shows great importance for the describing of thoughts and emotions, in a situation where Taiki, yet knowing barely nothing about this world, is the only one with the responsibility of an entire kingdom's future to choose the king. Great time reading it. :3

My favorite entry in my favorite light novel series

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This is isekai before it became all about an "ordinary" guy being reborn in a new world where his particular interests or abilities make him all-powerful. This particular book could stand alone, although it does contain some character cameos that those who've read the first book will appreciate. The premise: A young boy finds himself drawn into a different world, where he learns that he's actually a kirin (a mythical being similar to a unicorn, but with a branched horn), destined to choose the next King of Tai. The only problem is that he has no idea how to use his kirin powers and even doubts that he's really a kirin. It's technically the gentlest and fluffiest entry in this series.

Unfortunately, Tokyopop's hardcover editions of these books all have errors so it's best to get the paperbacks, but this one isn't too bad compared to, say, the hardcover of Book 4. I think incorrect pronouns are used for one of the kirin.