Kogitsune

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A coming of age story set in medieval Japan. A friendship between a young fox god and his human childhood friend is built on deception, but grows stronger and purer as it's driven by common purpose. As Kogitsune's feelings for his human friend turn from friendship to something deeper, he will learn that love can be all consuming and heartbreaking. More
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Xia Xia Lake decided a couple of years ago that she wanted to spend her free time writing stories and partying with vampires. She now lives in Transylvania with her fiancé, and is a big fan of Romanian cuisine.

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About the Series: Takamagahara Monogatari
A coming of age story set in medieval Japan. A friendship between a young fox god and his human childhood friend is built on deception, but grows stronger and purer as it's driven by common purpose. However, the vast differences of the worlds they live in can't be ignored, as their relationship is frowned upon by both humans and spirits.

As Kogitsune's feelings for his human friend turn from friendship to something deeper, he will learn that love can be all consuming and heartbreaking.

‘Kogitsune’ is a retelling of the famous Noh theater play ‘Kokaji’, a story about a swordsmith who requests the help of the Inari god to build a sword for emperor Ichijo (980-1011).

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Franklin Brilliant reviewed on Oct. 30, 2019

Im so grateful for writers like you.
I loved every detail in the book. I especially enjoyed how you explained your mythos in both books of this series.
Most of all im glad im our little fox god grew up to be so kind.
Kogitsune gave a happy continuation of a character whose essence continued even when he could not remember his past and how he grew into a young god who learnt the value of love and forgiveness.
Thank you for an interesting read
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annob129 reviewed on July 7, 2019

Wow, I wish I had the skills to write something as beautiful as Kogitsune!

It's a story with grace and a flow that's is perfect to conjure the atmosphere of the time and place. Not that I'm an expert on Japan and on its history, quite the contrary, but the story doesn't require the reader to be read in on the matter. We're taken on the journey and get explanations about the world it's set in, seamlessly woven into the story as it evolves.

Did I say beautiful already?! 🦊🖤
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bgabriella90 reviewed on Dec. 1, 2018

I'm impressed! I loved this story completely, combined with the wonderful writing, it is truly remarkable and captivating.

Obviously I know nothing about the original story. And obviously this isn't something I usually read. Did I feel lost among all those unfamiliar names? A bit, yes. But there is a cheat sheet. Use it! :) And I also knew some of them, since I have read some Japanese manga in the past. And let me just say they're very big on their Gods and Spirits. :)

There is some not so hidden meaning in this story, something you can take for yourself and learn from it. Wisdom. Advice. Whatever you want to call it. It teaches you about loss, about friendship and forgiveness.

It was sweet and heartwarming. And I can't believe that ending, I let loose a few tears. I want more!!!

And the artwork is beautiful on the cover. Absolutely worthy of this story.
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