Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Cathy Hirano, Noriko Ogiwara, Miho Satake

286 pages first pub 1988 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous dark mysterious slow-paced


In the land of Toyoashihara, the forces of the God of Light and the Goddess of Darkness have waged war for generations. But for 15-year old Saya, the war is far away and unimportant--until the day she discovers she is the reincarnation of the Wate...

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Community Reviews Summary of 134 reviews


adventurous 100%
emotional 20%
funny 20%
lighthearted 20%
mysterious 20%
relaxing 20%


medium 80%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 60% | A mix: 20% | Character: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | No: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

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