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Battle at the Southern Outpost – Dragon War in the Wilderness, Part 5

This time I will wrap up our series on Yi Huang’s Dragon War in the Wilderness (黃易的“龍戰在野”) by reviewing a short portion of volume 2.  Our story arc with the Turkish army appearing at the southern outpost in the Tianshan … Continue reading

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The Southern Outpost at Tianshan – Dragon War in the Wilderness, Part 4

This time I will finish volume 1 of Yi Huang’s Dragon War in the Wilderness (黃易的“龍戰在野”).  We pick up where we left off with Longying fighting Can Shichan’s men in a snowy forest.  Longying nearly wipes out the whole group … Continue reading

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Defense and Attack of the Maiden Oasis – Dragon War in the Wilderness, Part 3

  This time we continue reading volume 1 of Yi Huang’s Dragon War in the Wilderness (黃易的“龍戰在野”) .  We pick up the action in chapter 6 when Longying and two hundred of his men ride camels out to the Maiden … Continue reading

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The Five Oases of the Xueyantuo – Dragon War in the Wilderness, Part 2

In this post we continue reading volume 1 of Yi Huang’s Dragon War in the Wilderness (黃易的“龍戰在野”).  Chapter 2 continues the scene we ended with in chapter 1 with Longying in particular waiting for an old friend, Huang Yuanwu, when … Continue reading

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Setting Out On the Journey – Dragon War in the Wilderness, Part 1

  The new series that I’m starting with this post features Yi Huang’s Dragon War in the Wilderness (黃易的“龍戰在野”). From what I’ve read so far, that reference to dragons isn’t likely to be to some high fantasy monster but an … Continue reading

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A Blood-Sucking Male Beauty – The Demon Cat Sword, Part 4

This week we finish reading Japanese historical novel The Demon Cat Sword by Kouichi Matsuoka (松岡弘一の“妖猫剣”). Part 3 is only 7 chapters long and has the provocative title “A Blood-Sucking Male Beauty.” The word here for male beauty is obana … Continue reading

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Sumo Wrestling with a Gecko – The Demon Cat Sword, Part 3

This week we continue reading Japanese historical novel The Demon Cat Sword by Kouichi Matsuoka (松岡弘一の“妖猫剣”). I’m falling a little behind on the reading for this, so this post may be a little shorter this time, but I have one … Continue reading

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The Rotting Ronin and the House of Takamatsu – The Demon Cat Sword, Part 2

This time we continue reading the Japanese historical novel The Demon Cat Sword by Kouichi Matsuoka (松岡弘一の“妖猫剣”). The story resumes with Kyoushirou, still in his pet cat form Shiro, returning alone to visit his human master Orin. She is worried … Continue reading

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The Secret Message of Assassination – The Demon Cat Sword, Part 1

The next book we’re going to read is a really intriguing Japanese historical novel, Kouichi Matsuoka’s The Demon Cat Sword (松岡弘一の“妖猫剣”). This author has no English language presence, and to my knowledge none of his books have ever been translated … Continue reading

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