Tags: Noriko Ogiwara
Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince by Noriko Ogiwara The Leaning Pile of Books

Later I’ll be announcing next week’s guests for Women of SF&F Month. I hope everyone has been enjoying the posts as much as I have! I had trouble deciding whether or not to continue this feature this month, but I do like to give people a heads up about all the books that are out there in case they want to check them out for themselves since it could be a while before some of them get read and reviewed. […]

Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara Women in SF&F Week in Review and Giveaway

It’s been a fantastic first week for Women in SF&F Month! Today I just want to round up some related links (including a new one on books reviewed/received by gender) and give away a book. Week In Review This week brought some wonderful posts from various guests. Here’s what happened this week in case you missed any posts: Jessica from Read React Review started off the week by talking about women in fiction with particular focus on the question of […]

Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara Review of Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara

Dragon Sword and Wind Child is the first book in the Tales of the Magatama trilogy by Noriko Ogiwara, who won the New Writer’s Award from the Japanese Association of Children’s Writers for this book. This novel and the middle volume, Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince, both have English translations by Cathy Hirano, but the third volume is only available in Chinese and Japanese right now. Having not yet read it, I can’t speak for the second book, but the […]