I like Taiki He s a complex character, and an unusual hero I can see how his personality isn t to the taste of some readers, but I found myself empathizing with him quite a bit Ono s characters overall really shine It s easy to populate fantasy worlds with cookie cutter characters, but Ono deftly rounds out even minor characters with sparks of individuali Tiny, apologetic boy becomes godlike Tears ensue Then MONSTERS Woo Did you like book one Here sinfo about kirin and kings Did you not read book one That s cool book two is it s own story.Not picaresque, like the first, but the geographic stationarity allows for lovely description of where the hey you are instead of no time to look at junk I ma get killed as in the first Also, though the pace is a little slower, the book s also shorter There aren t as many characters, but we get Tiny, apologetic boy becomes godlike Tears ensue Then MONSTERS Woo Did you like book one Here sinfo about k softly crying Oh Taiki, you precious, precious creature About the book While the first one carriedaction, this one was usedas a helpful guide to further expand this world of the 12 Kingdoms It was a quick read, so much shorter than the last, yet the character development of Taiki was remarkable You were really rooting for the little kid, and for the friends he makes along the way The last few chapters are, of course, the best and really build on a climactic ending and resolutio softly crying Oh Taiki, you precious, precious creature About the book While the first one carriedaction, this one was usedas a helpful guide to further expand this world of the 12 Kingdoms It was a quick read, so much shorter than the last, yet the character development of Taiki was remarkable You were really rooting for the little kid, and for the friends h This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN T ALREADY SEEN THE ANIME.Volume 2 in the 12K series This one tells the story of Taiki the kirin of Tai It is quite different from the anime in some respects so it s best to just let go of the anime and approach this with an open mind This story is referred to in the first volume but from a future looking to the past perspective So the events in this book occurred before Yoko came to the twelve kingdoms.It tells the story of Taiki up to the point where he has chosen the SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN T ALREADY SEEN THE ANIME.Volume 2 in the 12K series This one tells the story of Taiki the kirin of Tai It is quite different from the anime in some respects so it s best to just let go of the anime and approach this with an open mind This story is referred to in the first volume but from a future looking to the past perspective So the events in this book occurred before Yoko came to the twelve kingdoms.It tells the story of Taiki up to the point where he has chosen the King and ascended to Tai and is having doubts about his revelation As in the a This story conveys the mental agony people sometimes feel when they feel they do not deserve the kindness that others show them Not worthy of kindness, and so guilty that they are receiving it Sent back to a world he belongs to but does not know, to a destiny out of context with anything he s known I was recently re watching the anime of this, and found myself wanting to knowabout Taiki s story, so I searched out the novels, which are somewhat difficult to find The anime stays remarkab This story conveys the mental agony people sometimes feel when they feel they do not deserve the kindness that others show them Not worthy of kindness, and so guilty that they are receiving it Sent It s been a long time since I finished a book in such a short time I am really not sure the book trully deserves 5 stars since I loved the anime before reading the novel, so being able to finally read it is something I ve been longing for many years.I started reading the second book, skipping the first one I am sure that the first one is necessary to get in context with the Twelve Kingdoms but, as I said, I already have this knowledge from watching the anime.This season was my favourite and I It s been a long time since I finished a book in such a short time I am really not sure the book trully deserves 5 stars since I loved the anime before reading the novel, so being able to finally read it is something I ve been longing for many years.I started reading the second book, skipping the f An International Bestseller, This Spectacular Fantasy Epic Makes Its US DebutBorn In Japan And Raised As A Human, Taiki Is Overwhelmed When He S Brought Back To The Kingdom Of Tai, Where He S Told He S A Kirin With Little Knowledge Or Guidance, He Must Trust His Latent Instincts To Choose A King For The Kingdom Of Tai From Among Dozens Of Men And Women Who Seek The Position Will The Frustrated Taiki, Who Can T Even Figure Out How To Transform Into Animal Form, Make The Right Choice And Important, Will He Discover The Kirin That Lives Within Mi historia preferida de los doce reinos Mi kirin favorito Taiki Hermosa narraci n, fabulosa historia. Al igual que en el libro anterior, esta novela ligera prescinde de grandes descripciones, pero tuvo una enorme cantidad de informaci n nueva sobre este misterioso mundo.De la mano de Taiki nos metemos en el costado mitol gico de la historia Considero que estas dos novelas han sido m s introductorias, una desde el punto de vista de una reina y la otra de un kirin, ambos siendo taikas que no han nacido en este mundo y l cual necesita ser explicado.El protagonista, Kaname Takasato, un peque o de Al igual que en el libro anterior, esta novela ligera prescinde de grandes descripciones, pero tuvo una enorme cantidad de informaci n nueva sobre este misterioso mundo.De la mano de Taiki nos metemos en el costado mitol gico de la historia Con This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is book 2 in the Twelve Kingdoms series It s a sequel in that it s in the same universe but pretty much has none of the original characters so I guess this series isabout the world than the characters and I ma character driven reader This chunky novel is about Taiki, the Kirin In this universe, the Kirin picks the kings this is a non gender specific title in this case Kirin, like their lamia guardians, are grown from eggs on a tree This book can be broken down into fo This is book 2 in the Twelve Kingdoms series It s a sequel in that it s in the same universe but pretty much has none of the original characters so I guess this series isabout the world than the characters and I ma character driven reade