|Guardian of the God|
|Title||Guardian of the God|
|Romaji Title||Kami no Moribito|
|Illustrator|| Makiko Futaki|
| Preceded by|
Traveler of the Void
| Followed by|
Traveler of the Blue Road
|Publisher|| Kaisei-sha (hardcover)|
January 2003 (both volumes)
Guardian of the God (神の守り人, Kami no Moribito) is the fifth novel in the Moribito series written by Nahoko Uehashi. The novel is split into two volumes, with God's Appearance (来訪編, Raihō-hen) containing the first half of the story, and Return from the Hard Journey (帰還編, Kikan-hen) continuing as the second half of the story.
When Balsa encounters a brother and sister being sold by a slave trader, she impulsively takes the girl, Asra, away when she notices the girl has a strange aura. However, Balsa comes to wonder if the girl is a divinely appointed guardian or a child of disaster as a dark secret of the child begins to emerge. As Asra grows fearful of her power, she draws closer to an awful god while her powers are felt in the Kingdom of Rota, now divided in a civil war between the north and south. Balsa must protect Asra from the forces that threaten the girl while eluding Shihana, an undercover agent from Rota who pursues them.