Sohryuden: The Legend of the Dragon Kings 創竜伝 (Sōryūden)
Author: Yoshiki Tanaka
Ilustration: Yoshitaka Amano (Novelist) - CLAMP
Publisher : Kodansha
Date: August 1987 - onging
Volumes : 13
Sohryuden: The Legend of the Dragon Kings (创竜伝, Sōryūden) is a set of novels based vaguely in the chinese mithology.It was written by Yoshiki Tanaka, collaborating with the japanese illustrator Yoshitaka Amano (Kodansha Novels edition) and the mangakas Clamp (Kodansha bunkobon). Its written with an humoristic tone. Published 13 volumenes until 2005.
On July, 2008, in San Diego Comic-Con, in USA ,"Del Rey Editorial" announced that it's bought the licence of the novel series Sohryuden . This will be the first work of Yoshiki Tanaka, to be published in English.
The story follows up with 4 divinities, Dragon Kings, each with their own kingdom: north, east, south and west. This brothers are reborn in the modern world with supernatural powers and the capacity of transforming into the dragon they descend from. The story centers in trying to live a normal life until evil creatures come and attack them. The mission of the 4 brothers becomes defeating the "Four Sisters", four kids from America and the descendents of the "Bulls", before using their control over technology and economy to rule the world. However, once this battle has started, the four brothers must also find their place in the world and flee from the destructive will of the "Bulls".
Amaru Ryudou: 4th son of the Ryudou family, the youngest brother, 13 years old. His name literally means "the abandoned". He's the reincarnation of "En", the Black Dragon King from the Sea of the North.
Owaru Ryudou: 3rd son of the Ryudou family, 15 years old. His name literally means "the end".
He is the reincaration of "Jun", the White Dragon King of the West Sea
Tsuzuku Ryudou: 2nd son of the Ryudou family, 19 years old. His name literally means "to be continued"
He's the reincarnation of "Shou", the Red Dragon King of the South Sea.
Hajime Ryudou: 1st son of the Ryudou family, 23 years old. His name literally means "the beginning"
He's the reincarnation of "Kou", the Blue Dragon King of the East Sea.