The Jade Trilogy

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The Jade Trilogy
Author Noriko Ogiwara
Country Japan Japan
Language Japanese
Genre Fantasy, Fantasy novel
Publisher Japan Futake Publishing
United States Farrar Straus & Giroux Viz Media
Publication date
1988, 1991, 1996
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages Japan 418pp
Japan 670pp
Japan 484pp
United States 340pp
United States 329pp
ISBN ISBN 4-8288-1330-6
ISBN 978-4-8288-1330-1
ISBN 4-8288-4980-7
ISBN 978-4-8288-4980-5
ISBN 4-19-860558-0
ISBN 978-4-8288-4980-5
Preceded by Dragon Sword and Wind Child
Followed by Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince (Hakuchou Iden)
Usubeni Tennyo

The Jade Trilogy is a set of three fantasy novels written by Japanese award-winning fantasy writer Noriko Ogiwara. The trilogy consists of the original novel and its two sequels.


The first novel of the trilogy, originally written in Japanese as: Sorairo Magatama (空色勾玉 "Sky-colored Jade"; see magatama), won her several awards for children's literature and was translated and published into English by VIZ Media LLC as "Dragon Sword and Wind Child".

After the success of Dragon Sword and Wind Child, Ogiwara later wrote a sequel to the story of the original novel, titled Hakuchou Iden (白鳥異伝 "Swan's Strange Legend"). The sequel was also praised by the Japanese media and fans of the original novel. Like the first novel of the trilogy, Viz Media LLC published an English version titled "Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince," released on May 17, 2011.

The author would later continue the story with another sequel called Usubeni Tennyo (薄紅天女 "Pink Nymph"); this book was also a favorite among fans of the original novel and like the first two novels is still in print to this day in Japan. The last sequel of the trilogy is currently unavailable in English.