‘The Beast Player’ by Nahoko Uehashi

A hard to put down tale of young Elin who lives in a country with destructive serpent beasts called toda and even more ferocious Flying Royal Beasts who are arch enemies. Control over these creatures will give different factions power. The story spans Elin’s life from 10 when her mother is brutally murdered to 18 when she uses her powers to communicate with the Royal beast which she has raised since a cub. The society she lives in will never be the same again. This Japanese fantasy story is delightful but as a dense text most suitable for 14+

This book can be found in the senior library at F UEH in the fantasy section 📖 #SHRLibraryBookReview

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