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The Grass-Cutting Sword

Written by Catherynne M. Valente

Average Score: 80(1)

A new novel by the author of The Labyrinth and Yume No Hon, The Grass-Cutting Sword explores the strange landscape of primeval Japan, from the Heaven-Spanning Bridge to the hellish Root-Country: the troubled trickster Susanoo-no-Mikoto, god of wind and storms, is banished from heaven and wanders the earth, lost in human form, in search of his demonic mother and charged with the defeat of an eight-headed serpent . . .

Book Details

Published by Prime Books on January 01, 2006
ISBN-10 0809562308
ISBN-13 978-0809562305


Fantasy Literature | Terry Weyna
Review Rating: 80
This book requires and rewards a concentrated, thoughtful reading, one that revels in every word, one that sees the colors and hears the sounds.
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