Kieli

Kieli

Kieli

English Title: Kieli
Japanese Title
: キーリ – “Kieli”
Author: Yukako Kabei
Illustrator: Shunsuke Taue
Translator: Alethea and Athena Nibley
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Original Run: 2003 – 2006
English Run: 2009 – 2013
Volumes: 9
English Publisher: Yen Press
Volumes Published in English: 9 (COMPLETE)
Average Price Per VolumePaperback – $11

Synopsis: Kieli is a reclusive girl isolated by her ability to see ghosts. Her only friend is her “roommate,” Becca, the precocious spirit of a former student still residing in Kieli’s dorm. Everything in Kieli’s life changes suddenly when the girls meet the handsome but distant Harvey who, like Kieli, can see ghosts. He also turns out to be one of the legendary Undying, an immortal soldier bred for war now being hunted by the Church. When Kieli joins Harvey on a pilgrimage to lay to rest the spirit of a corporal possessing an old radio, as unlikely as it seems, she feels she may have finally found a place where she belongs in the world. And in Kieli, Harvey may have found a reason to live again.

Volume 1 – The Dead Sleep in the Wilderness
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Volume 2 – White Wake on the Sand
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Volume 3 – Prisoners Bound for Another Planet
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Volume 4 – Long Night Beside a Deep Pool
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Volume 5 – The Sunlit Garden Where it Began (Part 1)
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Volume 6 – The Sunlit Garden Where it Began (Part 2)
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Volume 7 – As the Deep Ravine’s Wind Howls
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Volume 8 – The Dead Sleep Eternally in the Wilderness (Part 1)
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Volume 9 – The Dead Sleep Eternally in the Wilderness (Part 2)
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Reviews of Kieli
Vol 7 – Anime News Network
Vol 1 – English Light Novels
Vol 1 – Loli Salad
Vol 2 – Loli Salad
Vol 5-6 – Narrative Investigations
Vol 4 – The Fandom Post

Suggestions for Further Reading
Similar Setting and Protagonist (fantasy world, girl protagonist): Alice in the Country of Diamonds, Good Witch of the West, Moribito, Pirate and the Princess, Twelve Kingdoms
Similar Subgenre (fantasy with romance subplot): Alice in the Country of Diamonds, Good Witch of the West, Spice and Wolf, Vampire Knight: Fleeting Dreams

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