01 Aug / The Guin Saga | Book One: The Leopard Mask by Kaoru Kurimoto, translated by Alexander O. Smith and Elye J. Alexander [in AsianWeek]
Move over, Harry Potter – here’s a totally different kind of fantasy series. While this is the first available installment in English, the Japanese version has up to 89 titles! [Publisher Vertical, Inc. has rights to the first five, which make up a single narrative unit.]
Remus and Rinda are platinum-blonde orphaned twins, displaced from their beloved home of Parros by the vicious Mongaul lords. Enter Guin, a powerful man with a leopard mask that will not come off, with a memory he can no longer access, who saves the twins and thus begins their amazing adventures.
Published: 2003 (United States)