My NaNoWriMo book this year is called Mikawayama: The Mountain of the Three Rivers.  It is a historical fiction that takes place in Heian-era Japan.


In the midst of the Heian period, on the southern isle of Shikoku, the Shyouhana family thought that they were safe from the affairs in Kyoto.  Their distant mountain village had been serene for generations, but that serenity, is soon to be lost.  As the summer solstice approaches, unrest fills the forest and rivers surrounding Odashizen Village.

The family decides that Sachiko, the eldest daughter of Natsuko and Mokuran Shyouhana, to venture out into the world to find the cause of the unrest, and to restore balance to Sankawayama.  Whom will she meet along the way, and will she be able to endure all of the challenges wrought upon the world by the Fujiwara Clan?


The kudan had given a warning about dark times to come.  The Shyouhana clan, while they did not doubt the kudan’s words, had no idea just how bad things would get.  The moryo of the forest and the three rivers of Mt. Tairyuji had become restless, leaving the inhabitants of Odashizen Village to wonder what the kami and yokai had in store for them that summer.


You can follow my writing adventures here!

About Legends of Lorata

Eleanor Willow is the author of the high fantasy series Legends of Lorata, which takes place on a medieval-style world filled with elves, dragons, and faeries. There is also a fourth race, one that is rare and magical: the angelic Starr. Lorata is a distant planet watched over by four deities: good, evil, elemental, and celestial-- and there are plenty of legends about them all! One of the most important ones is the prophecy of Jenh's champion, Loracaz, who is promised to return to the realm whenever evil threatens to take hold. There are currently three books completed, and the first one can be read online. Book four is currently being written, and a fifth will most likely be in the future.
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