The Fox Maidens (2024)


Kai Song dreams of being a warrior. She wants to follow in the footsteps of her beloved father, the commander of the Royal Legion. But while her father believes in Kai and trains her in martial arts, their society isn’t ready for a girl warrior.

Still, Kai is determined. But she is plagued by rumors that she is the granddaughter of Gumiho, the infamous nine-tailed fox demon who was killed by her father years before.

Everything comes crashing down the day Kai learns the deadly secret about her mother’s past. Now she must come to terms with the truth about her identity and take her destiny into her own hands. As Kai desperately searches for a way to escape her fate, she comes to find compassion, and even love, in the most unexpected places.

Set in sixteenth-century Korea and richly infused with Korean folklore, The Fox Maidens is a timeless and powerful story about fighting for your place in the world, even when it seems impossible.

From: HarperCollins

Notes on This Title

The main character of this title is a queer Korean girl. She begins the story as a child, and ages into a young adult, entering into a relationship with another young woman who is a Buddhist nun.

There are frequent depictions of violence and blood, as well as periodic depictions of viscera. A woman describes being beaten by her husband, but domestic violence is otherwise not a major throughline of the narrative.




“A lushly illustrated fantasy that feels ancient and modern at the same time.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)



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