Red River Vol. 17
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.
While Kail is away from Hattusa, his commander Rusafa is accused of attacking a noblewoman, and, on Nakia’s suggestion, is subjected to a brutal test of innocence. News then comes from Ugarit, a nation allied to the Hittites, that Kail’s brother is missing. Yuri goes to investigate and finds that the king of Ugarit has received a letter from Nakia that’s turned him against Kail. As for the people of Ugarit, they’re convinced they’re about to be slaughtered–not by their conquest-hungry neighbors the Egyptians, but by the Hittites!
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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