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The Conqueror's Chalice (Yaoi Manga) [Kindle Edition]

Souya Himawari

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The Conqueror's Chalice (Yaoi Manga)

When Prince Masoo invaded the nation of Tou, he was only able to save one prince from committing suicide alongside his mother and the defeated king’s other wives and children. As the years pass, the young Kisame grows attached to the man responsible for his family’s death, and through Masoo’s care he grows into an accomplished young man. Kisame looks up to Prince Masoo as his guardian and role model, but on the night of Kisame’s great victory at the martial arts tournament, the prince forces him into bed and declares that Kisame is his toy

Translated by Frederique L. Morris; Edited by Brittany Quinn; Lettered by Melanie Davis

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12000 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Digital Manga Publishing (Feb. 29 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007FXN782
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #183,257 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  12 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One fine piece of ancient Chinese Yaoi! March 9 2012
By R.Parklane - Published on Amazon.com
Being aware of ancient Chinese folk tales, I thought this Yaoi is very well done. The feuding between Kingdoms, the reaction of the conquered and the conqueror are effectively portrayed. The plot is complicated and the great translation (well done digitalmanga) carries it through seamlessly. In the beginning, Prince Kisame's fate, as the son of the ruler of the vanquished kingdom, is unavoidable. Readers may not be comfortable with how he was betrayed. But this is just how a conqueror would have behaved. The conqueror is Prince Masoo, and this seme is a complex character who drives the story and makes it interesting. The 3rd character, Prince Masoo's brother, is the most favorable. His fate is hard to take even if it is the ways of the time. I thought the ending could have gone either way. I am not saying I do not like the ending. The sappy side of me does. But I could not help but feel the alternate ending would have make this story stands out more. The artwork is really beautiful. If you are familiar with ancient China you will know how much effort is placed into it. As for the sex scenes, they are explicit enough to suit the mood of the story.
Really pleased with this digital Yaoi and the publisher's effort in bringing it to us. But I wish this one has been released in print.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The love between two men in ancient China! March 25 2012
By Julie L. Hayes - Published on Amazon.com
Prince Masoo and his brother Aoto are the eleventh and twelfth children of their father, the king, and as such not likely to advance inside their own country, having too many siblings ahead of them. So Masoo invades the neighboring country of Tou and defeats its ruler. Afterward, all of the defeated king's wives and children commit suicide rather than live under his rule--all except for one, whom Masoo saves--Prince Kisame. He takes the young boy under his wing, in an uncharacteristic move, and decides to raise him to be the best man he can be. Even if that means that when Kisame grows up, he might kill him and take back his country.

Even Aoto is surprised at the relationship between Masoo and Kisame, at the way Masoo makes time for him, for he has never known his brother to be interested in, or show any concern for, a child. Masoo insists that Kisame receive the best education, and has Aoto train him in the ways of the sword, claiming he does not wish to be surrounded by fools. When Kisame wakens in the middle of the night from a bad dream, Masoo permits the child to sleep with him, even kicking out a woman he'd been bedding to make room for Kisame. He teaches him that grown men don't cry, nothing gets solved by crying, so he must find other way to deal with his tears.

From the beginning, Kisame's devout desire has always been to receive a cup of wine from his lord's hand. But he has always been too young...

As Kisame matures, he becomes a very attractive young man--and although he is not of age yet, Masoo invites him to his chambers and offers him a chalice of wine. Of course Kisame accepts. Once he is under the alcohol's influence, Masoo makes his move. He claims Kisame for his bed, telling him that now he is and shall be his toy. Thus their physical relationship begins, despite Kisame's protestations that he does not wish it to be so. But he is helpless against Masoo's insistence.

However, there are still forces that are determined to rid the country of its conqueror, and to see the usurped prince back upon the throne. Once that occurs, what will happen between Kisame and Masoo? Will he take revenge on the man who has treated him as a mere toy? Or does the truth lie somewhere else?

This was a really great story of ancient China, I absolutely loved it! Masoo is handsome and arrogant, and he is very self-centered. But there is more to him than that, and he cannot entirely be blamed for the way he is; it's how he was raised. His relationship with his brother Aoto and with Kisame show that he is also human, a multi-layered character. Kisame does not understand him, and yet he goes to him, because he is forced to. But is that the whole truth? Or does something more lie underneath?

I could have kept reading this story if it had continued. I think anyone that loves yaoi will enjoy this tale, and find the ending satisfactory. I enjoyed the artwork. Kisame is pretty and Masoo is very handsome. I'd like to see more from this author.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for someone Jan. 20 2014
By Paige C. - Published on Amazon.com
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It is a good Yaoi if you don't mind the whole dominance thing, I mean way over dominant. For me it was ok but it was a little too harsh for my taste.
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice June 20 2013
By Toni-Jo - Published on Amazon.com
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It was a so-so book. There was no real launch, but it didn't lack love. Still not a bad read.
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Betrayal May 29 2013
By CEARYAURYN - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a beautiful story. It was an elegantly told story about ancient China and two rulers who were destined to rival against each other until one decided to change fate. It could have had more angst, but it was enough for me.

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