Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven, Japan 1858
Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven, Japan 1858 (The Royal Diaries)
Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven, Japan 1858
Kathryn Lasky
Intrigue and danger increase as Princess Kazunomiya's once-sheltered life in nineteenth-century Japan changes, in Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's latest addition to THE ROYAL DIARIES series.Kazunomiya, along with her royal family, is thought to be a divinity, descended from the goddess of the sun, and she lives an extremely sheltered life. However, when a Japanese general signs a treaty with the white-faced men from America, uncertainty and turmoil erupt in the kingdom. But the external threats do not compare to the tangled intrigue, romance, and politics that dominate the imperial palace, as wives and queens plot to destroy Kazunomiya and her mother.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Historical Fiction
  • Romance

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven, is part of the historical fiction Royal Diaries series. The author, Kathryn Lasky, has written numerous other books for children and adults. It is best suited for girls between the ages of nine and fourteen; it is bound to awaken a young girl's dreams of being a princess. The purpose of this diary is to present the life of a Japanese princess in such a way as to hold the interest of a young person.

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