Red River Vol. 19
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.
Nakia’s henchman Urhi has arranged to sabotage the ship on which Yuri and her aides are sailing to Karkemish, and in the resulting chaos Yuri and her deputy Rusafa are cast adrift. Kail, overcome by anguish, mishandles his campaign against the Egyptians and enables them to cross the Orontes River and enter Ugarit. Yuri and Rusafa, meanwhile, have been rescued by a passing ship and must hide their identities from a group of Egyptian soldiers on board. Soon two Hittites are confronted with a complication that could cost Yuri her life!
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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