MORIBITO (Guardian)

Guardian of Heaven and Earth - Part 1

by Nahoko Uehashi
illus. by Makiko Futaki

Ages 11 UP

Balsa, a female warrior, sets out for the Kingdom of Lota in an attempt to rescue Chagum, the Crown Prince of Shin-Yogo, hitherto believed dead. She finds he is alive, but in order to protect his homeland at the risk of ruin, he decides to carry on with his dangerous quest.

22 x 16 cm, 350 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
First published January 2007
Rights sold: China