Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi is an action packed Japanese mythological fantasy novel. Someone is trying to asassinate Prince Chagum, the second prince in line to the throne. While passing by a bridge, Balsa, a female bodyguard in a world of only male bodyguards rescues him from drowning. Surrounded by fear and suspicions Prince Chagum's mother begs Balsa to keep her son safe. As Balsa tries to figure out who is trying to kill the prince, she must battle dangerous soldiers from the royal court and old enemies from the spirit world.

A suspenseful story with lots of fighting, and blood. Great for readers 6th and up.

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