Kokoro

Kokoro Masterfully combining fantasy science fiction and Japanese mythology the sequel to Kojiki takes us into the heart of a war that spreads across the worlds On the planet of Higo without the guidance

  • Title: Kokoro
  • Author: Keith Yatsuhashi
  • ISBN: 9780857666185
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Masterfully combining fantasy, science fiction and Japanese mythology, the sequel to Kojiki takes us into the heart of a war that spreads across the worlds On the planet of Higo, without the guidance of the Great Spirits, its people are descending into religious civil war Baiyren Tallaenaq, Prince of Higo, is exiled after causing the death of his mother Freed from hisMasterfully combining fantasy, science fiction and Japanese mythology, the sequel to Kojiki takes us into the heart of a war that spreads across the worlds On the planet of Higo, without the guidance of the Great Spirits, its people are descending into religious civil war Baiyren Tallaenaq, Prince of Higo, is exiled after causing the death of his mother Freed from his responsibilities and the looming war, he steals their greatest weapon a giant, sentient, armoured suit and uses it to open a Portal to a world he never knew existed A world called Earth home of a magical young woman called Keiko File Under Fantasy

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    1. This was much better than the first book in the series, but it still had some problems. The story takes place on another world similar to Earth, called Higo and centres around two almighty weapons called mah-zhins (think huge iron-man type thing). One member of the royal family has been able to wake up one of the mah-zhins and has used it for a while to dominate the world. Another is doing his best to wake the other mah-zhin up to even the score, so there’s a bit of an arms race going on. In m [...]

    2. Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes For the biggest part of Kokoro I felt like I was missing a lot of it. It is of course my own fault for not realizing it was a sequel before getting the book, but still this is one of these books I would certainly not recommend reading as a stand-alone as you will probably feel as lost as I did. It's presented as a combination of Japanese folklore and science-fiction, and at times it felt like I was reading a manga (without the pictures), but the story [...]

    3. koeur.wordpress/2017/02/2Publisher: Angry RobotPublishing Date: April 2017ISBN: 9780857666192Genre: FantasyRating: 1.5/5Publishers Description: On the planet of Higo, without the guidance of the Great Spirits, its people are descending into religious civil war. Baiyren Tallaenaq, Prince of Higo, is exiled after causing the death of his mother. Freed from his responsibilities and the looming war, he steals their greatest weapon – a giant, sentient, armoured suit – and uses it to open a Portal [...]

    4. Full review: A Bohemian Mind at WorkThis book is good for readers who like a mix of fantasy and science fiction.3.5 Bohostars. Please note that I haven't read the series starter, Kojiki. Kokoro can be read as a standalone.I received the book Kokoro the second book from Keith Yatsuhashi's sci-fi/fantasy (portal fantasy) series Kojiki from the publisher Angry Robot Books via Netgalley.This book has given me some mixed feelings.The characters, while interesting, didn't leave much impact on my mind. [...]

    5. *Received book from NetGalley for an honest review.I really enjoyed this book. Yes, some of the scenes between Baiyren and Juno were a bit cheesy, but it was just such a good read. A lot of the book was kinda predictable, but the characters were completely worth reading. I really appreciated Keiko's commentary on the goings-on of the books. At the same time, there were some important plot points that I actually didn't see coming! The best part was, while they were surprising, they didn't feel co [...]

    6. I received the book Kokoro the second book from Keith Yatsuhashi’s sci-fi/fantasy (portal fantasy) series Kojiki from the publisher Angry Robot Books via Netgalley.This book has given me some mixed feelings.The characters, while interesting, didn’t leave much impact on my mind. Other than Keiko, who I think played the role of an anchor. She connected the characters, their life, sorted out their path, and influenced the protagonists Baiyren and Juno. Oh, I found Regan interesting. Pleasant su [...]

    7. Kokoro is an impressive follow-up to Kojiki. Yatsuhashi managed to scale his story to magnificent sizes and creates a cast of characters that are delightful, complex, and have compelling arts.My favorite thing was that in spite of the size of the world building, there was still room for intensely personal stories. The entire conflict within the royal family of Higo really captured my attention. In the end, I appreciated the sense of villainy on a cosmic scale and how people ultimately brought th [...]

    8. If you had told me I would like a book about mecha, I would have thought you were mistaken before reading Kokoro. I love anime and manga and sci-fi/fantasy novels, but not mecha. (Mecha, for those who don't know, is a genre that involves giant fighting robots.) I don't not like mecha stories, I am just kind of 'meh' about them; I have not had much exposure to them since I watched (and loved) Voltron as a kid. This book went a long way to changing my position on mecha and will be more open to the [...]

    9. I didn't like this book at all like I didn't like a mushroom in a ramen bowl.Let's begin with the writing like farts begin with a slight twitch in the bowels. The text is corpulent with egregious and convoluted similes like a bloated beached whale on the frigid shores of Brighton beach as autumn wanes and winter dawns, the dialogue as believable as a flat-earth conspirator doing any real research, and the action as haphazardly strung together as a geriatric couple's shanty house. You get the ide [...]

    10. A very visual book, I found the best way to keep up is to imagine all the actions in my mind as I would watch a film, rather than ponder the philosophical implications of what was happening. Overall, a satisfying read, with an engaging setting and blurred borders of good and evil.

    11. Portals to other worlds, giant mecha and moody gods - Kokoro contains all the exciting elements of a great anime story. But it's the characters - complex and struggling to make hard decisions with very little information - that breathes life into this novel. A winner!

    12. Kokoro is the sequel to Keith Yatsuhashi's book Kojiki and continues where it ended with its masterful blend of Japanese folklore and science fiction. In many ways it is a manga or anime in purely written form and those familiar with that form of storytelling and the tropes that guide that very genre will enjoy it immensely. The difference between the sequel and its predecessor is that Kojiki more felt like an adventure novel, related to tales like Spirited Away, while Kokoro is more reminiscent [...]

    13. I liked this a lot better than the first for a variety of reasons: better character development, better balance of characters, and more time spent on each perspective. I still felt it lacked a tad in atmosphere world building, and it was very much pick up and hold on, but overall I really enjoyed it!disclaimer: I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review from netgalleyfull review: utopia-state-of-mind/revi

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