06. November 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Courtney, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Teen Books

Ōoku: The Inner Chambers, Volume 3 by Fumi Yoshinaga, Akemi Wegmüller (Translator), 232 pages, read by Courtney, on 10/17/2013

In this 17th Century Japan the Shogun is a woman…and the harem is full of men. The tale told in the Chronicle of the Dying Day continues as the young female shogun Iemitsu tries desperately to conceive a male heir. But her lover Arikoto seems unable to give her a child, and they must betray their hearts to save their country. Meanwhile, the Redface Pox continues its ruthless progress through Japan, leaving famine, despair, and the threat of anarchy in its wake.

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