|Guardian of Heaven and Earth|
|Title||Guardian of Heaven and Earth|
|Romaji Title||Ten to Chi no Moribito |
|Illustrator|| Makiko Futaki|
| Preceded by|
Traveler of the Blue Road
| Followed by|
|Publisher|| Kaisei-sha (hardcover)|
January 2007 (volumes 1 and 2)
Guardian of Heaven and Earth (天と地の守り人, Ten to Chi no Moribito) is the seventh novel in the Moribito series written by Nahoko Uehashi. The novel is split into three volumes, beginning with The Kingdom of Rota (ロタ王国編, Rota Ōkoku-hen), followed by The Kingdom of Kanbal (カンバル王国編, Kanbaru Ōkoku-hen), and concluding with The New Yogo Empire (新ヨゴ皇国編, Shin Yogo Ōkoku-hen).
Balsa sets off for the kingdom of Rota to rescue Chagum, the Crown Prince of New Yogo, hitherto believed dead. To protect his homeland from ruin, they undertake a dangerous quest to reach the king of Kanbal to forge an alliance between Rota and Kanbal to end the influence of the neighbouring nation of Talsh, which threatens New Yogo. With Balsa's help, Chagum returns to his homeland after a Talsh attack takes many civilian lives. While Chagum leads New Yogo against the Emperor, Balsa finds her old friend Tanda injured by the war.