The Official Website of Claire Youmans'
Tales of the Meiji Era
The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy
History meets fantasy as Toki-Girl Azuki and Sparrow-Boy Shota
try to be both humans and birds while
growing up in the exciting world of Meiji-era Japan.
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NEW SIDEWAYS STORY! In 1820s China, British opium smuggling threatens the sovereignty of the Manchu Empire. Feng Meili is a Shaolin-trained assassin whose first assignment is to recover the Iron Fan -- a National Treasure with magical powers -- and kill the collaborator who stole it.
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Claire Youmans first went to Japan in 1992 and was immediately captivated. After years of travel and study, she continues to be charmed and amazed by a fascinating history and a culture that's both endearingly quirky and entirely unique.
In 2014, she started Tales of the Meiji Era with The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy's unparalleled blend of historical fantasy and magical realism exploring the combination of history and folklore to share Youmans' love and fascination with a very different country and culture.
Exciting adventures continue in this delightful fantastical yet historical world. Follow these here, at and on Twitter @tokigirlsparrow, and http://claireyoumansauthor.blogspot.com, where she shares poetry and Life on the Floor, her tales of living in modern Japan.