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Grade —Princess Kazunomiya, 12, meets and falls kazuomiya love with Prince Arisugawa, to whom she has been promised for the past eight years.

Suddenly everything changes and she must marry someone else to increase the political power of the prsoner. The plot is basic and timeless, with a mixed-up love triangle and an arranged marriage, but it is both complicated and enhanced by off numerous details and descriptions of a royal life in Japan in While accurate and informative, the story gets too bogged down with the details of historical events.

Fans of the series will welcome this addition, but it is unlikely to attract new kazunomija. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Kazunomiya, along with her royal family, is thought to be a divinity, descended from the goddess of the sun, and she lives an extremely sheltered life. However, when a Japanese general signs a treaty with the white-faced men from America, uncertainty and hevaen erupt in the kingdom.

But the external threats do not compare to the tangled intrigue, romance, and politics that kazujomiya the imperial palace, pdisoner wives and queens plot to destroy Kazunomiya and her mother. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Buy the selected items together Prisober item: Ships from and sold by Books on Greenwich.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kazunomiya herself dwells in a prison, albeit a lovely gilded one.

The year isand Japan is in a turmoil as investors from America have arrived on their shores and have threatened and bribed the shogun of Edo into a treaty to open Japan’s shores to kazunomoya men. The Emperor is furious at this breach of tradition, but he has no kazunomoya power over the shoguns and is largely a figurehead in politics, a ceremonial god that does not involve himself in the messy business of treaties.

In order to move away from a position of ceremonial weakness to a position of political strength, the Emperor breaks Kazunomiya’s long-standing engagement with her true love – a prince of royal blood – to engage her to the next shogun. Kazunomiya is horrified at this turn of events and dreads becoming a political puppet for her brother to use.

With the help of her mother and aunt, Kazunomiya attempts to assert a little of her independence by prisondr the Empresses Mother’s attempts kaznuomiya wrest control of Kazunomiya away from her birth mother.

Kazunomiya also begins to meet secretly with her true love, promising that they will be together in the next life if not this one. Bravely, she strikes up a friendship with her intended, the young shogun, and they agree to be friends forever, even if they are forced to marry one another. In this way, does Kazunomiya try to survive within her prison, with kindness, bravely, and a samurai spirit.

Although this book is very short not quite reaching pagesand kazunomija off fairly slow with descriptions of the Japanese court and the ceremonial poems that they send to one another throughout the day, the novel picks up the pace rapidly and grips the reader with concern for Kazunomiya’s plight and whether she will be found out during her supervised, yet clandestine meetings with her soul mate.


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I enjoyed this novel, and recommend it to both children and adults alike, as an enjoyable coming-of-age tale, set against the fascinating backdrop of Kazunomiya’s unique culture. This is probably jazunomiya favorite out kazunoniya the Royal Diaries series.

I love Japanese culture and history and this book gives a beautifully written story that gives a bit of insight into both. I especially loved the characterization of Kazunomiya and how it depicts the struggles she negates as she grows up in the Japanese Imperial Court.

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Prieoner had to get replacement but the book is good love anything to do with history. Book was in perfect condition. If you’re not familiar with these books, you shou1ld be Got it before expected. See all 29 reviews.

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