Shelfari edited the description of The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 8 Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
Reads R to L (Japanese Style). Shurei Hong, destitute but of noble birth, has always dreamed of working as a civil servant in the imperial court of Saiunkoku, but women are barred from holding office. The emperor Ryuki, however, refuses to take command, leaving everything to his advisors. Shurei is asked to become a consort to the emperor to persuade the ne’ er-do-well ruler to govern.