December 30, 2013
Poseidon of the East
Higashi no Watatsumi, Nishi no Sokai ("Poseidon of the East, Vast Blue Seas of the West") is chronologically the first novel in the Twelve Kingdoms series. The destruction of Kyoto and the mention of several key warlords narrows the time frame to the late 15th century, in the aftermath of the Onin War that crippled the Ashikaga shogunate and touched off the Warring States period.
My goal is to post a chapter every Thursday, starting January 2. Incidentally, for those interested in Hisho no Tori, there is an ongoing translation by o6asan.