Saturday, March 29, 2008


By Jung and Jee-Yun

In 12th Century Japan, Lady Orin pines for her warrior lover, Nanko, who has been away in battle. Jealous of her beautiful sister, Lady Akane mutilates Orin's face, beginning a spiral of despair that ends in the suicides of both lovers at Lake Amada. The evil Akane takes charge of the lake, now brimming with a strange power. This begins a complex web of revenge and redemption that spans two centuries. Jung's artwork, action-filled sequences, and expert sense of timing bring this tale to life, packed with ghostly encounters, swordplay, undead armies, beautiful landscapes, and strange demons. The lost spirits of these two unlucky lovers may still find freedom, but their hope now rests on the supernatural birth of a granddaughter...and her ability to unravel the secrets of the restless ghosts that haunt her, the Kwaïdan. Hotness. I TOTALLY love this book.

Perfect ten.

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