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The Beast Warrior

The Beast Warrior

Nahoko Uehashi; translated by Cathy Hirano

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


Ten years after the fateful clash between two opposing sides of the Divine Kingdom of Lyoza, Elin lives a peaceful life with her family. She tries to stay as far away from her past as possible—the girl who communicated with creatures and befriended a Royal Beast wants no part in the power struggles of humans. But when Elin is called upon to investigate a mysterious illness that's stricken the Toda, she uncovers a startling plot—one that could threaten everything she holds dear.

In this thrilling sequel to The Beast Player, Elin must confront her destiny and heed the dire warnings of history. Is a final battle between the Toda and the Royal Beasts inevitable? And will it mean destruction for all?





For a split second, the sky lit up like it was midday, followed moments later by a deafening crack of thunder. Before the last stomach-wrenching rumble had faded, the rain...

Praise for The Beast Warrior

"Sure to draw some tears and leave readers thinking about their place in the world long after the last page." —The Bulletin

The Beast Player

A Batchelder Award Honor Book
A Printz Award Honor Book
An ALSC Notable

"Uehashi’s vivid storytelling, beautiful prose, and shifting perspectives that cover a broad scope of events will have readers relishing every detail of her lush world building." —The Bulletin, starred review

"The beauty and power of the natural world is at the core of this intriguing fantasy, whose abrupt ending guarantees a sequel." —Kirkus Reviews


Reviews from Goodreads

Nahoko Uehashi; translated by Cathy Hirano

Nahoko Uehashi is a popular Japanese writer whose works are loved by young and adult readers alike. She has received numerous accolades, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Nahoko has studied Indigenous peoples in Australia and worked for many years as a fulltime professor of cultural anthropology, in which she earned a PhD. Recently, she has reduced her teaching responsibilities to devote more time to her writing. Her books include The Beast Player and the multivolume Moribito series, and she lives near Tokyo, Japan.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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