Reads L to R (Western Style).
When her brother Hiroki disappears after a violent altercation with bullies, Yuriko finds a magical book in his room. She learns that Hiroki has been possessed by The Book of Heroes, and that only she can save him. With the help of the monk Sky, the dictionary-mouse Aju, and the mysterious Man of Ash, Yuriko has to solve the mystery of her vanished brother and save the world from the evil King in Yellow.
Miyuki Miyabe's first novel was published in 1987. Since that time, she has become one of Japan's most popular and bestselling authors. In addition to her Fantasy novels for Young Adults, Miyabe has written several crime novels, the most recent of which to be translated into English is The Devil's Whisper.