This is a comparatively older review, but nonetheless wonderful.
Reviewed by Katherine Dacey:
“Itâ€™s a testament to Ogiwaraâ€™s skill as a writer (and Cathy Hiranoâ€™s skill as a translator) that casual readers will still enjoy Dragon Sword without any knowledge of Japanese history or religion. Ogiwara spins an engaging yarn that evokes the spirit of Shinto mythology without ever sounding stuffy or archaic. A delightful read for fantasy lovers of all ages, whether youâ€™re a Tolkein buff or a Takahashi fan.”
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