Publishers Weekly reviews Mirror Sword

With less than a month left till the release of Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince, today Publishers Weekly posted their review of the novel.

….Ogiwara avoids the temptation to write a simple quest story; the representations of divine power are more burdens than gifts, weighing possessors down with obligation and terrible temptations, and while Oguna does not entirely lack agency, Toko’s determination is sometimes misapplied. The result is a morality tale where faith in external struggle can be misplaced; in the words of the Buddha, peace comes from within.

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