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MORIBITO (Guardian)

Guardian of the Awful God Volume 2: Return from the Hard Journey

by Nahoko Uehashi
illus. by Makiko Futaki

Ages 11 UP

Asra, the mysterious child that Balsa so impulsively helped, is slowly revealing her dark secret. Her special powers are beginning to make themselves felt in the Kingdom of Rota, which has been split into two, as north clashes with south. Whilst fearful of the powers she possesses, Asra begins to draw closer to the awful god…All the while, Shihana, an undercover agent from the Kingdom of Rota, is in hot pursuit of Balsa. Will Balsa manage to protect Asra from the forces that threaten here, both from without and within?

Award
2003 SHOGAKUKAN CULTURAL PRIZE IN PUBLISHING FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS

22 x 16 cm, 284-361 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
First published January 2003
Rights sold: China & Taiwan