11 April 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Spirit's Princess by Esther M. Friesner

This is Breaking the Spine's Waiting for Wednesday, where bloggers post about a book they just can't wait to get their hands on! 

  Spirit's Princess by Esther M. Friesner
April 24th 2012

Himiko the beloved daughter of a chieftain in third century Japan has always been special. The day she was born there was a devastating earthquake, and the tribe's shamaness had an amazing vision revealing the young girl's future—one day this privileged child will be the spiritual and tribal leader over all of the tribes. Book One revolves around the events of Himiko's early teen years—her shaman lessons, friendships, contact with other tribes, and journey to save her family after a series of tragic events. Once again, Esther Friesner masterfully weaves together history, myth, and mysticism in a tale of a princess whose path is far from traditional.

I've loved all of Esther Friesner's YA books (Helen of Troy and Cleopatra) and I'm really looking forward to her take on ancient Japan.


  1. I'll have to get this one for my daughter. She's in a Japan craze and this sounds like it would be right up her alley.

    1. I bet she'll enjoy it! I'm reading an advanced copy right now, and it's really good!