[Shinigami Read online] epub By Xia Xia Lake



10 thoughts on “Shinigami

  1. says:

    5 stars I have no idea how to do this book justice but I will try by just gushing over it When night approached the birdso

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    BOOK TRAILER| First 22chapters free on my site| Update Shinigami was the winner of both Best Gay Fantasy and Best Gay Debut in the 2018 2019 Rainbow awardshttpselisa rollelivejournalcom3httpsreviews and rambling

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    Reading this book for the second time is such a different experience and every bit as good as the first one if not better Can't wait for the next book Or the next reread whichever comes first DAt the end of my review of Kogitsune I wrote “4 stars because I need ”As the saying goes be careful what you wish for I got I got so m

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    I'm going to be honest I have very different feelings for the first half of this book vs the latter half The first half details the life and experiences of Hirotsugu as he grows up as the heir to one of the wealthiest and respected families In contrast to those around him particularly his family he's very aware and almost ashamed of the divide that separates him from the poor and this is reinforced by a chance encounter with a y

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    Re read 04112019 Welp I thought I was past the weeping phase when it comes to this book Guess not Shinigami is a special and uniue book Not just the characters but the storytelling itself And the author's prose is exceptionalThe story takes place in Japan it's culture and mythology is heavily embedded in the story and surrounded by historical events Meaning some things in this book happened in real life though most of it is ficti

  6. says:

    After giving us the beautifully uiet and atmospheric Kogitsune that must be read before moving on to this second instalment in her Takamagahara

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    I don't know where to start so let's start at the begginingWhen I read Kogitsune last year it came as a great surprise I picked it up because I needed some cheering up and Japan and its culture never fails to me I read that short story and was fascinated with the vivid world it contained and its characters Since then I've become friends with Xia Xia Lake and when she asked me to beta read the second book in the Takamagahara Monogatari I w

  8. says:

    This story? It ripped me to shreds It would have been a hundred times worse if I didn't first read Kogitsune but h

  9. says:

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewAs someone who has studied the Japanese language for a while and who has been looking for ueer historical fictional placed in medieval Japan and also as an avid re

  10. says:

    BeautifulOne of the most magical books I've read There were uite a few times at the end when I went back into certain parts of the book to make sure I got all the pleasure out of it Never have I had my heart broken so much in a book only to have it put back together so uickly Now I'm going to check out the Japanese culture in a way I never have before Really looking forward to the next book Thank you for a wonderful book

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Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Xia Xia Lake

D in a power struggle for the fate of Fujiwara no Hirotsugu While he battles to find his own path in life Hirotsugu finds solace in a boy who will first become his secret friend t. After giving us the beautifully uiet and atmospheric Kogitsune that must be read before moving on to this second instalment in her Takamagahara Monogatari Xia Xia Lake raises the bar with Shinigami an astonishing combination of coming of age story Japanese folklore BLyaoi history and legendsConstructed on and around four main characters and with some surprising changes in the POV Shinigami follows the life of Fujiwara no Hirotsugu and his relationship with his powerful family and with the young Takahashi Ry But be warned This is just the very surface of a story that evolves in an extremely fascinating and complex way that left me breathless and truly astonishedThe author combines historical facts folklore and her own storyline in a totally seamless manner and the resulting experience is a full immersion in an arcane and suspended world where gods meet human where yokai pop in and out of the scene and the emotional charge of the story is relentless and ever growing Shinigami is a truly wonderful novel ending on the brink of the great events which will come in the future instalments of the MonogatariVery highly recommended The Black Ice Score (Parker, uiet and atmospheric Kogitsune that must be read before moving on to this second instalment in her Takamagahara Monogatari Xia Xia Lake raises the bar with Shinigami an astonishing combination of coming of age story Japanese folklore BLyaoi history and legendsConstructed on and around four main characters and with some surprising changes in the POV Shinigami follows the life of Fujiwara no Hirotsugu and his relationship with his powerful family and with the young Takahashi Ry But be warned This is just the very surface of a story that evolves in an extremely fascinating and complex way that left me breathless and truly astonishedThe author combines historical facts folklore and her own storyline in a totally seamless manner and the resulting experience is a full immersion in an arcane and suspended world where gods meet human where yokai pop in and out of the scene and the emotional charge of the story is relentless and ever growing Shinigami is a truly wonderful novel ending on the brink of the great events which will come in the future instalments of the MonogatariVery highly recommended

Summary Shinigami

Shinigami

Hen his salvation then as they become adults together the love of his life The story is set during the Nara period of ancient Japan and will expand over a period of 25 years 715 7. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewAs someone who has studied the Japanese language for a while and who has been looking for ueer historical fictional placed in medieval Japan and also as an avid reader of BL albeit a very critical one I am in a sense very much the ideal reader for this particular novel On the other hand for these same reasons I ended up finding issue with it in ways that will surely not bother most readersThis places me in somewhat uncomfortable situation as I am forced with the choice of either projecting myself into a general reader of sorts or of zeroing in on my particular impressions Ultimately the middle way persevered I will strive to disentangle what may be pet peeves from a broader perspective It goes without saying that such methodological approaches are ultimately ideals and far from being realized be in this or any other review That is the nature of literary reception Leaving such caveats aside this is overall a very well researched foray into the Nara period in Japan one that I have always found fascinating because its literate aristocracy of administrators very much modeled on the Chinese court was ruled by a set of values that ended up dying a harsh death in a series of civil wars and eventually the centuries old Shogonate with its martial ruthlessness Which is not to say that NaraHeian periods were peaceful or at all wonderful for the general population something that this novel addresses with great poignancy but it came to represent an artistic time when courtesans ruled court ladies were renowned for their intricate yet streamlined poems and contemplation was viewed as suitable topic all across the arts and letters Some of this is interwoven in this novel featuring Hirotsugu an heir to the immensely powerful Fujiwara clan as the protagonist and sending him on a collusion route with the powers that be Shinigami draws a portrait of the ruling classes with their elaborate rites lavish palaces in which ancestor worship is very much central and cross references of myth that are both national and familial The actual clash is surprisingly spurious at first but it eventually coalesces around Hirotsugu s choosing as a partner a once beggar and then servant RyuuDespite the disclaimer that the author issues in the forward this novel is very much a romance It is the love story that carries on the plot and while it does take uite a while to develop once it does it overtakes the narrative almost entirely This in fact was one of the problems I had with it once the preliminary stages are cleared virtually all dialogue devolves into love declarations repeated with precious little variation That the cast is never that vast to start with is at that point narrowed down considerably makes it even salient as every other word is about how much Ryuu loves Hirotsugu and about how much Hirotusgu loves RyuuFortunately the novel is not long enough for this cloying sweetness to become unbearable but it does hamper it somewhat A romance across different classes is very much political by default and that goes doubly so at a time when class stratification was sharply drawn and unrelentingly enforced on every and single level In making Hirotsugu s aware of the plight of the poor in the kingdom the novel engages in what is very much social criticism It is an element of realism that is greatly appreciated view spoilerThe scene in which Hirotsugu is taken by his father to meet the bailiff and he gets to see the way in which the working class is deliberately kept in horrendous poverty all their lives is particular effective in this regard Unlike other fiction of the same vein Shinigami makes the very explicit the connection between the extreme luxury in which Hirotsugu was raised with the exploration torture and occasional execution of those who toil in the fields hide spoiler Grass, Sky, Song ueer historical fictional placed in medieval Japan and also as an avid reader of BL albeit a very critical one I am in a sense very much the ideal reader for this particular novel On the other hand for these same reasons I ended Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos up finding issue with it in ways that will surely not bother most readersThis places me in somewhat The Illusionists uncomfortable situation as I am forced with the choice of either projecting myself into a general reader of sorts or of zeroing in on my particular impressions Ultimately the middle way persevered I will strive to disentangle what may be pet peeves from a broader perspective It goes without saying that such methodological approaches are O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, ultimately ideals and far from being realized be in this or any other review That is the nature of literary reception Leaving such caveats aside this is overall a very well researched foray into the Nara period in Japan one that I have always found fascinating because its literate aristocracy of administrators very much modeled on the Chinese court was ruled by a set of values that ended One for My Baby up dying a harsh death in a series of civil wars and eventually the centuries old Shogonate with its martial ruthlessness Which is not to say that NaraHeian periods were peaceful or at all wonderful for the general population something that this novel addresses with great poignancy but it came to represent an artistic time when courtesans ruled court ladies were renowned for their intricate yet streamlined poems and contemplation was viewed as suitable topic all across the arts and letters Some of this is interwoven in this novel featuring Hirotsugu an heir to the immensely powerful Fujiwara clan as the protagonist and sending him on a collusion route with the powers that be Shinigami draws a portrait of the ruling classes with their elaborate rites lavish palaces in which ancestor worship is very much central and cross references of myth that are both national and familial The actual clash is surprisingly spurious at first but it eventually coalesces around Hirotsugu s choosing as a partner a once beggar and then servant RyuuDespite the disclaimer that the author issues in the forward this novel is very much a romance It is the love story that carries on the plot and while it does take Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, uite a while to develop once it does it overtakes the narrative almost entirely This in fact was one of the problems I had with it once the preliminary stages are cleared virtually all dialogue devolves into love declarations repeated with precious little variation That the cast is never that vast to start with is at that point narrowed down considerably makes it even salient as every other word is about how much Ryuu loves Hirotsugu and about how much Hirotusgu loves RyuuFortunately the novel is not long enough for this cloying sweetness to become We unbearable but it does hamper it somewhat A romance across different classes is very much political by default and that goes doubly so at a time when class stratification was sharply drawn and The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, unrelentingly enforced on every and single level In making Hirotsugu s aware of the plight of the poor in the kingdom the novel engages in what is very much social criticism It is an element of realism that is greatly appreciated view spoilerThe scene in which Hirotsugu is taken by his father to meet the bailiff and he gets to see the way in which the working class is deliberately kept in horrendous poverty all their lives is particular effective in this regard Unlike other fiction of the same vein Shinigami makes the very explicit the connection between the extreme luxury in which Hirotsugu was raised with the exploration torture and occasional execution of those who toil in the fields hide spoiler

Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Xia Xia Lake

NB web serial no longer available onlineA coming of age love story between the heir of the richest family in the Land of Yamato and an orphan The human world meets the yōkai worl. BOOK TRAILER First 22chapters free on my site Update Shinigami was the winner of both Best Gay Fantasy and Best Gay Debut in the 2018 2019 Rainbow awardshttpselisa rollelivejournalcom3httpsreviews and ramblingsdreamwiThis book is dedicated to my otaku family my fujoshi sisters my fudanshi brothers and my non binary siblings from the otaku world loveislove yaoiislifeAlso I highly recommend you read Kogitsune first Kogitsune is a 40 minutes short story and can be downloaded for free from Smashwordshttpswwwsmashwordscombooksview