The Hidden Kingdom, Chapter Four: The Bad Sleep Well last edited by pikahyper on 11/15/18 05:59AM View full history

Dark history and high court intrigue are revealed as Rapunzel hatches a desperate plan to steal Tomoko’s soulfire back from the conniving shogun Ryogan. There’s murder, scheming, poisonings, safe-cracking, vengeful ghosts, treachery revealed in porcelain and a terrible, bloody invasion.


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Of Geishas, Poison, Hidden Cities and Conquest 0

The dicotomy (or irony/or contant struggle) in this story is pulsing very strong: at the same time there's a woman in charge of the writing, she isn't afraid of showing a feudal macho-patriarcal Japan society and at the same time women are showed as the weak link as oppose to the male character, there's resistance, there's fight, this contrast is very interesting. The shogun Ryogan is a classic tale of someone looking for his pretty princess but still, in a psychological analysis, is living as a...

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