Red River Vol. 21
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.
Unrest is stirring in Egypt, where Yuri is being prepared to become the bride of General Ramses. When she sees the downtrodden state of the people, she takes action that results in an unexpected reunion with four of her friends from Kail’s court, who have been sent to Egypt to gather evidence of Nakia’s treasonous activities. The Hittites enlist Ramses’ help, only to have their new ally fall into the clutches of Nakia’s collaborator, Queen Nefertiti. Unwilling to leave Ramses to his fate, Yuri hatches a plan that might well lead to full-scale political upheaval in the Land of the Pharoahs!
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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