Tsumiko inherits an ancestral home, a vast fortune, and a butler who isnt exactly human.Humanity is rocked by the Emergence of a people who call themselves the Amaranthine. They are our myths and legends come to life. Neither human nor animal, yet embracing qualities of both, the inhuman races inspire both awe and fear. Every newsfeed is clogged with updates about the peace process, but some places dont concern themselves with worldly affairs. Like the girls school run by Saint Midoris of the Heavenly Lights, where Tsumiko Hajime grew up. A letter from a long-lost aunt names Tsumiko heiress to an ancestral estate and its accompanying fortune. Only the legacy comes with an aloof heirloom: an inhuman butler. Argent has served the Hajime family for centuries, and Tsumiko must renew the generational bond or hell die. Argent hates her for the hold she has over him, but he craves her soul almost as much as he craves his freedom....
|Title||:||Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||478 pages|
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Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga #1) Reviews
A Great Debut
I enjoyed this book a lot. It is slow-paced for a fantasy novel, but in a good way– there is no rush or stress to finish. It introduced us gently to the universe, instead of info-dumping, which I HATE.
I've seen some complaints that Tsumiko is a Mary-Sue. I disagree. She has lived a sheltered life, and throughout the novel her personality comes forth.
I highly recommend this novel.
(view spoiler)[ Now for what I didn't like. I was a little disappointed that (to me at least) the rela ...more
All I can say is this story is so UNIQUE!!!!!
I have a hard time putting all my thoughts on paper. If you've ever watched a manga series on TV (in my case it was Sailor Moon), or read manga comics, you'll love this book. It's so creative and it has this Japanese style to it. The premise is very manga. The book is full of characters that can shift into animals and have animal characteristics. There is this secret society, with magic and century old stories. The entire saga has an utterly f ...more
Ok I loooooved this book. I picked it up after Ilona Andrews recced it and was completely entranced from start to end. Also this appears to be the first in a companion series, so this particular story is complete, though this world has just begun to open and expand, and I cannot wait to discover what is next. One of my favorite parts of this story is our heroine Tsumiko, who has lived all her life sheltered at a boarding school, until she discovers she’s inherited a fortune and a house and a per ...more
10/10: There is no comparison...This is the Mona Lisa of the fictional world!
An absolute pleasure to read. I loved the characters. I loved the world. And I loved the descriptive language.
”Fly far from here, high and fast and free, with sea spray in my coat, foxsong rising to the stars, and the wind in my tails.”
Oh, Argent. An enslaved fox, and oh, how I fell for him. I loved that the author kept his wily fox character throughout.
Argent watched her choke down the double portion. And he did feel b ...more
10 stars - gorgeous fantasy, wonderful writing. The H has been badly used by humans, and he hates his new 'owner' but he comes to see how different she is from his other owners. She is wonderful, a very spiritual person, and she has special gifts needed by his people. While he is old and bitter, she's young and perceptive and she sees how the H has been hurt by her family. She is determined to free him at any cost, he thought he wanted this too, until he realises the h will suffer for his freedo ...more
Read in a little over a day and not even sad about it. I have been a longtime fan of forthright but honestly had not kept up with her stories for a number of years now. It wasn't until I was scrolling through a Ilona Andrew's blog that I was reintroduced to the author and I couldn't be happier.
I really enjoyed just how sweet the novel was and the level of intimacy between her characters.
Being a fan of the story that originally inspired this one however I found it almost impossible not to compa ...more
I have been a fan of Forthright's stories for years. Their fan fiction has been a source of entertainment and a great source of comfort when I've had a bad day and needed a pick-me-up. Their writing in Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox is just as beautiful and poetic as ever. And that's why it breaks my heart that I didn't enjoy this book.
My review will be a little incoherent but bare with me.
The changes that were made to distinguish this original story from the Inuyasha universe and characters (tha ...more
A one day read
Read about this in Ilona Andrews' Blog on Wednesday afternoon. Since I enjoy their writing, any work Ilona recommended is one to consider. It's now 1a.m. Thursday morning. I liked the character development and the idea of non-humans teaching trust to their newest human mistress. I will read again, my mind needs a little time to settle the assorted species so I can better understand the next book.