Takuan from Koto
by Ryu Zhong
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Pub Date 06 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 15 Feb 2024
Whimsical adventures of a young trickster: from clever exploits to a god-given mission.
A stone marten, in pursuit of the sun, climbs to the very Heavens and causes quite a commotion. Both the stubborn gods and the ordinary people have a hard time when weredemons break free. Even the Lord of the Underworld turns out to be powerless.
But sometimes even a mouse can be stronger than an elephant, as the old proverb says. The fate of the world ends up in the hands of Takuan — a young trickster, who deceives the greedy, angry, and ignorant people across the country of Chinayindu. On his journey, he meets the wandering warrior Zhu Leizu, a temple monk named Soliang, the clumsy sorcerer Bricabrac, and many others.
Our story begins with a village boy setting off to a monastery to become a demon-hunting monk, only to find out how truly dull monastic life can be.
Or does our story actually begin with the birth of the stone marten Ta Guan? To learn about what happened in the Heavens, the incredible adventures of Takuan, and what was the end of all of it, read the book ‘Takuan from Koto’ by Ryū Zhong.
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Average rating from 11 members
What starts as a trickster tale, quickly evolves to multi-POV adventure journey where gods and demons are involved. A mischievous boy matures and joins a team of gods’ emissaries on a mission to save the world. But what is more important, to save the ones he loves.
Easy to read, whimsical, full of action, with an incredible sense of style, this book is unputdownable.
I enjoyed this book it was an interesting read and would recommend it
I also love the cover
Ryu Zhong has a great writing style and it left me excited to read more in this world. The characters had a great feel to it and they worked well in this world. It left me wanting more and I enjoyed the fantasy elements.
Another lovely addition by this author! I really enjoy these playful stories of adventure with their endearing characters.
I loved this book so much. What drawn me to it was the cover and the synopsis. Now what can I say about this book and the character's without spoiling it? Everything was for sure whimsical and the character's are likeable. I highly recommend to everyone.