東の海神 西の滄海 [Higashi no Watatsumi, Nishi no Sōkai]

東の海神 西の滄海 [Higashi no Watatsumi, Nishi no Sōkai]➶ [Reading] ➸ 東の海神 西の滄海 [Higashi no Watatsumi, Nishi no Sōkai] By Fuyumi Ono ➫ – Heartforum.co.uk When only an eggfruit, the kirin of the En Kingdom, Rokuta, was transported to Japan for his own protection But he was abandoned soon after birth by his surrogate parents, left to fend for himself in When only an [Higashi no eBook ✓ eggfruit, the kirin of the En Kingdom, Rokuta, was transported to Japan for his own protection But he was abandoned soon after birth by his surrogate parents, left to fend for himself in the mountains It just so happened that at the same time, a young boy in the En Kingdom named Koya was also abandoned by his own parents, after which he was raised by demon beasts Their similar circumstances aren't the only thing to bind 東の海神 西の滄海 Kindle - these two boys, though Twenty years after their abandonment, their destinies intersect, with potentially disastrous consequences for the En Kingdom.

小野 不由美Fuyumi Ono [Higashi no eBook ✓ 小野 不由美, Ono Fuyumi is a Japanese novelist who is best known for writing the Twelve Kingdoms 十二国記, Juuni Kokuki series, on which a popular anime is based Her name after marriage is Fuyumi Uchida 内田不由美, Uchida Fuyumi, but she writes under her maiden nameOno was born in Nakatsu, Ōita, Kyūshū in She graduated from Ōtani University in Kyōto with a degree in Buddhist Studies, and in was employed by the publisher Kōdansha Her debut 東の海神 西の滄海 Kindle - story is titled Sleepless on Birthday EveOno is married to Naoyuki Uchida 内田直行, Uchida Naoyuki, a mystery novelist who writes under the pseudonym Yukito Ayatsuji 綾辻行人 , Ayatsuji YukitoBefore she started work on Twelve Kingdoms, Fuyumi Ono wrote The Demonic Child 魔性の子, a horror novel about a boy from another world She later worked certain events from this novel into the Twelve Kingdoms series Short stories set in the various kingdoms include: Kasho, Toei, Shokan, Kizan and Jogetsu In February, , 西の滄海 [Higashi no eBook ´ the first new Twelve Kingdoms short story, Hisho no Tori 丕緒の鳥 was published in Shinchosha's Yomyom magazineAccording to an interview at the Anime News Network, she is currently rewriting a girls' horror series she wrote long ago Wikipedia.

東の海神 西の滄海 [Higashi no Watatsumi, Nishi no
  • Hardcover
  • 294 pages
  • 東の海神 西の滄海 [Higashi no Watatsumi, Nishi no Sōkai]
  • Fuyumi Ono
  • English
  • 08 October 2017
  • 9781598169485

10 thoughts on “東の海神 西の滄海 [Higashi no Watatsumi, Nishi no Sōkai]

  1. Sarah says:


    Number Three has been the most political so far. We know the Ever-King of En and his kirin Enki from the first book and this is the story of how they got started. Also, there's a whacked-out kid with a demon who just wants some human acceptance. He's a pretty big plot point, and I'm sure if I think a little he will also be symbolic of something, but not having sat down to do that thinking, he's just kind of there and the reader goes Growed-up by a demon who didn't eated him? Wut? Tells me more! and then nothing happens to satisfy that craving.

    STILL I cannot resist a story about stuffy officials who underestimate their free-spirited King. I mean, WE know he's the dang Ever-King of Book One, so don't we giggle when they complain about his gamblin' and womanizin'?

    Four stars only because the flashbacks were hella hamfisted.

    I liked it! Please to give me more, English translators! Wikipedia says I have to wait until, like, March, so I guess I'll go read something educational. Paaaah.


    Book 1: Trust YOURSELF
    Book 2: Trust HEAVEN
    Book 3: Trust THE DANG EVER-KING OF EN

  2. S.Baqer Al-Meshqab says:

    The Vast Spread of Seas: Book Three of The Twelve Kingdom Series.

    After the telling the story of the Kirin of the Kingdom of Tai, Ono covers in her third book the tale of Enki of the Kingdom of En. I had some worries before starting this book, despite being a book one of my favorite series, for The Vast Spread of Seas and its predecessor; Sea of Wind, both deal with two characters of the same nature who share, more or less, the same history. Both Kirin were born in a world they didn't belong to, only to realize they have a major role they need to fulfill in another world that is beyond their imagination. I was afraid of duplication of events and recurrence of ideas; how the Kirin adjusts to the rules of the new world, and to his divine task of finding the one true king. Nevertheless, the story here discards that part of Enki's past, rushing through the events of his acceptance of being a Kirin, and focusing on the chain of events which occurred AFTER the King ascended the throne, with hints from his journey which allowed his to choose him despite his doubts of the illegibility of kings themselves. The Vast Spread of Seas, with its flows, is rich with benevolence, deception and politics. More of the Twelve Kingdom universe is introduced, within which the story of the fallen Kingdom of En and its struggle towards flourishing is magically told.

  3. Jamie says:

    A great continuation to the series. Once again, the author gives us the story of another Kingdom. We get to return to En, which was introduced to us in the first book. We reunite with Enki and the King, Shoryu.
    This book focuses on how the two met, and how the prosperous rule under them began. We also get some great personal backrounds on each. Once again the author has done a wonderful job creating characters personalities, story line, and history. This story has yet to disappoint and while its length may seem intimidating, the book is actually an easy read. Action, history, politics and personal relations blend well together once more. I am eager to read the next one.

  4. machinaheart says:

    [shamelessly stealing the form of this review from Hannah]

    In Short: I loved it. Mainly because of Enki, but there were many other things that made me truly enjoy this book!

    [slight spoilers, nothing specific]
    In Detail:

    THE MAIN CHARACTERS which I roughly identify as Enki/Rokuta and Shoryu/Naotaka are depicted wonderfully. Especially Shoryu's characterization was stunningly done, slow and barely scratching at the surface of his character at times, but in the end it became an in-depth insight into his character. Since much of the story was written from Enki's point of view, there was a lot of insight into his character from the start and I dearly loved that. He is stubborn and set in his ways, sometimes even to the point of being blinded by it, but in the end he learned a lot about himself and his king. It was wonderful to experience his growth.

    THE STORY at first a little bit confusing, but I think that only adds to the reading pleasure, since you have to think a little and it is a lot of fun to put together the pieces of the story and learn where the different characters come from. The past and the present of the characters are woven together wonderfully, and I was never tired of the changes in point of view, setting or time.

    THE CHARACTERS made me laugh, cry, want to hit them, extremely angry and love them. While reading I was fooled like Enki and suspicious like Ribi, extremely annoyed like Seisho and Itan as well asrelaxed and confident as Shoryu. I loved how Enki made me doubt the king and his capability as a ruler only for Shoryu to prove us so very wrong (although I had my doubts about Enki's seemingly irrevocable opinion). Most of all I was surprised by how Ribi seemed to be a minor and not really important character and then became extremely important and helped to give insights into the ruling mechanisms of the king. I also liked that this was accomplished efficiently without great proclamations or dragging explanations.
    I also liked the similarities in Enki's and Koya's histories as well as how the character of Atsuyu transformed from a benevolent regent to a self-absorbed tyrant, who is truly blind to the flaws of his own character. It was believable, albeit a bit fast.

    The book did not introduce many new aspects about THE WORLD, but the world-building supplied a chapter of En's history that I was curious about. Ever since I saw the anime - which I do have to mention here, because I do not remember if this was the same in The Sea of Shadow - where Enki tells Youko about how he choose his king, I was interested in how he and Shoryu became as close as they were in Youko's story when Enki seemed to have hated kings so much at the beginning.

    THE STORY TWISTS were nicely done. I was surprised when I should have been and while I doubted Enki's harsh judgement about Shoryu from the start, I did a lot of doubting Shoruyu myself and was pleasantly surprised with what was revealed throughout the story. The same is true for Atsuyu, just that it was the other way around ;)

    I am sure there are some flaws I forget to mention here, because OVERALL I am so happy with The Vast Spread of the Seas that I seem to have forgotten all about them.

  5. Maya says:

    The Vast Spread of the Seas is the third book in the Twelve Kingdoms series, but chronologically it takes place before the first and second novel and can also be read as a stand-alone.

    This time the story concerns the kingdom of En. Where book 1 was structured mostly like a standard epic quest fantasy and book 2 focused on the mythology, The Vast Spread of the Seas is very much a political fantasy. We witness the first years of Shoryu's reign and the development of his relationship with Rokuta, while their government faces a rebellion. Despite this situation, there is actually very little fighting and a large part of the story is about which political schemes they employ in order to avoid a war. The flashbacks to Shoryu and Rokuta's meeting take place in Japan during the beginning of the Warring States and paint a very dark picture of the country.

    The other half of the novel concerns the characters, mainly Shoryu and Rokuta, but there are also some impressive side characters, like Ribi. Among the cast of The Twelve Kingdoms, Shoryu and Rokuta are probably my favorites, because they have very individual (chaotic) characters and their interactions are always so much fun. Therefore it was really nice to read their, sometimes funny and sometimes tragic, story.

    I've always loved how Fuyumi Ono explores the psychology of the kirins (basically were-unicorns, how cool is that anyway?) and in this volume, we learn about Rokuta's sad past and his profound doubts and even denial concerning his role. I wouldn't have minded more insight into Shoryu as well, but Rokuta's development was rather endearing.

    Overall, I really enjoyed The Vast Spread of the Seas. It is a very short and fast read. The large amount of political measures and intrigues will probably not appeal to everybody, but the character development and world-building should be able to make up for that. A definite recommendation if you are a fan of political fantasies like Attolia, Lumatere or Fire. A must read for anybody looking for a good Asian Fantasy and if you enjoy world-building with detailed mythology ... and unicorns.

  6. PandaRanda says:

    Oh how I adore Shoryu! Probably my favorite type of character: carefree fool-cum-strategic mastermind! I just love how almost everyone was fooled by his seemingly nonchalant attitude to everything. Oh but not I! I knew Shoryu had this in the bag, of course! He's the freaking Ever-King of En, duh!

    Haha jokes aside, not only is this novel a hefty bite of delicious political intrigue, (which I adore), it gives you some insight into just how Shoryu and Rokuta were able to build up the magnificent Kingdom of En you see in volume 1 from practically nothing. Suffice to say, I've enjoyed this volume the most so far out of the Twelve Kingdoms series!

  7. Bill Johnston says:

    While the second and this third aren't as good as the first book of Twelve Kingdoms, its still a page-turner. This book takes place 500 years before the first novel, so there aren't many characters in common, and certainly no Youko.

    I will continue buying and reading these even at the lethargic pace they're released, and even though the terms fantasy and series tend to turn me off.

  8. Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson says:

    1 page a day is all I'm allotting myself with this book, and the books that follow. They are that special to me. There are few books that have ever had the effect of bringing true tears to my eyes as the previous 2 did. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys anime and manga.

  9. Melissa says:

    It was nice to read the story behind the Ever-King and Enki since in the previous books we've only seen them as rulers of the prosperous nation that En has become 400(?) years later.

  10. Kristyn says:

    In The Twelve Kingdoms anime, Enki (Rokuta) was my favorite character, but we only see a small piece of his story. So I was delighted when I found a whole novel written about him the lively, insolent, kind-hearted Kirin.
    The novel showed his and his King's development in his reign's early years, and how Rokuta grew to understand the King, who acted like an irresponsible idiot, but knew exactly what he was doing. After reading this, I understand the relationship of mutual respect and annoyance, almost like an older and younger brother, between the King of En and his Kirin.

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