I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
As a fan of Fuyumi Ono's Sea of Wind, this book fills me with dismay.
Gyousou, the new emperor of Tai, is(show spoiler)
This seems like a classic example of the road to hell being paved with good intentions. I get that Gyousou wants to fix all the problems from the previous emperor's rule as quickly as possible, but the kirin exist as advisors for a reason.