Eugene Woodbury

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The main purpose of this website is to talk about the novels I've written, translated, and published together with my sister Kate.

If you're new to the Twelve Kingdoms series, see this guide to the novels. The best book to start with is Shadow of the Moon.

Serpent of Time is a historical fantasy about the daughter of the last emperor of Japan's Southern Court. Caught up in a failed revolt against the shogun, Fujiwara Ryô has no choice but to ally herself with her family's ancient enemy, the wily Kala Sarpa.

Tales of the Quest explores the Heroic Quest from its violent beginnings to its pragmatic and often humorous present. Can true love still triumph amidst all the game playing?

To save a young woman from a band of marauding students, Lord Simon bespelled her into the walls of his house, a spell he will spend the rest of his life trying to undo.

Richard: The Ethics of Affection explores the tangled web of politics, romance, and magic that results when rising civil servant Richard St. Clair succumbs to a love potion.

Debutante Aubrey St. Clair went to a ball and turned into a cat. As she discovers in Aubrey: Remnants of Transformation, becoming human again may be the last thing she wants.

A werewolf and a werefox face off in Fox & Wolf. When Ami and Yuki end up at the same exclusive Osaka high school, they'll have to stop fighting each other long enough to join forces against the yakuza.

Persuadable takes on the nemeses of Jane Austen's Persuasion: the scheming Mrs. Clay and the wily Mr. Elliot. Who says a couple of gold diggers can't find true love?

Did Mr. B, the famously redeemed rake of English letters, romance his great love or abuse her? Mr. B Speaks! hauls the man into court, where must defend his actions before skeptical scholars and an unsentimental judge.

Adaptations of Jane Austen's most beloved work often transform Fitzwilliam Darcy into the stereotypical alpha male of Regency romances. In A Man of Few Words, Darcy steps forward to set the record straight.

Angel Falling Softly is an urban fantasy about the wife of a Mormon bishop who strikes a Faustian bargain with a literal Wall Street vampire to save her daughter's life. But blood alone will not settle the debt she now owes.

In the cross-cultural romance, The Path of Dreams, the guy and the girl deal with the temptations of the flesh the way BYU students so often do: by getting married. But even then, the restless spirits of their ancestors won't leave them alone.

Tokyo South revisits the author's two-year proselyting mission to Japan in the late 1970s, during which an overzealous religious bureaucracy turned the gospel into a cynical game of numbers and spiritual one-upmanship.

Links to stories I wrote for The New Era and other publications, including Digital Manga Publishing, are listed in my bibliography. My translations of Fuyumi Ono's Twelve Kingdoms novels can be read on this website or downloaded as ebooks.

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