The Princess and the Fox Demon Serial

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The Princess and the Fox Demon was originally published as a serial on the now defunct The series explores the relationship of Chirikai, the titular shapeshifting fox demon, and the reluctant object of his affections, Asuka the princess, who spends her days as a shaman. When Chirikai's mother leaves his father for the human city, he goes on a journey to find her, colliding with the angry gods attacking the place Asuka calls home. The Princess and the Fox Demon is a third person omniscient fantasy romance in the spirit of nineteenth century soap operas. 

The Stem Chapters contain the core story of the novel and are posted in order. Branch Chapters are additional tales that are not necessarily connected to the main storyline.  

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E.R. Warren, February 2018


The Chapters

The Stem Chapters
I. The Princess
2. The Fox Demon
3. What’s Ten Years?
4. The Catfish
5. The Wildflower God

6. The House of Shinrusu
7. The Questioning
8. The Broken Turtle Shell
9. The Poems

10. They Built a Temple
11. High Monk Sanjō
12. Making a New God

13. The Eavesdropper
14. The Morning After
15. The Mare

16. The Father
17. The Sun Goddess Possession
18. The Phantom Lilies
19. The Naming 

The Branch Chapters
20. The Scroll Challenge 
21. Funako Gets Ready
22. Funako at the Party
23. Funako Teaches Fujibashi
24. The Magic Lesson
25. Funako's Victory

26. The Nighttime Visits
27. Funako's Last Scroll
28. The Crossroads God
29. The Chaos Deity

30. Heimatsu and the Nighttime Volcano
31. The Lunarian
32. The Incense Game
33. Never Doubt that Ice