Red River Vol. 16
Yuri, a teen of the 21st century, has been transported to ancient Anatolia as part of a scheme by the evil Nakia, Queen of the Hittites. Only the intervention of Nakia’s stepson, Prince Kail, saved Yuri from the Queen’s bloodthirsty intentions. As an unintended consequence, the people of the kingdoms of Anatolia have embraced Yuri as the incarnation of the great war-goddess Ishtar.
Kail’s trusted commander Rusafa, under the influence of Nakia’s black water, has made off with Yuri and turned her over to Nakia’s henchman Urhi. Kail is not fooled–his suspicions land squarely on Nakia, and he has her placed under house arrest. Kail then prepares to perform a public prayer, promising the Queen Dowager that she will be put to death if Yuri does not appear by the end of the ceremony. Nakia knows this is no bluff and has Urhi arrange for Yuri’s timely rescue, though that very rescue could well lead to the innocent Rusafa’s ruin!
Chie Shinohara is a Japanese manga artist known for Red River, known in Japan as Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori: Anatolia Story. She has twice received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo, in 1987 for Yami no Purple Eye and in 2001 for Red River. She is best known for being the author of Yume no Shizuku, Ougon no Torikago, Yami no Purple Eye, Akatsuki ni Tatsu Lion, Ao no Fuuin, and Red River.
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