- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 613 KB
- Print Length: 262 pages
- Publisher: Posse Publishing; 1 edition (20 Jan. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004KABCYO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #74,502 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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And it was well worth it, as the yarn relates the tale of a young farm boy, Kami, who is orphaned and ends up apprenticed to a Samurai. The book is set immediately after the unification of Japan during the Sengoku period, and has some interesting historical happenings, without ever getting bogged down in too many facts. After all, it is a novella. But it's the fight scenes that really spring to life, and get the pages turning. Or rather, the right thumb flicking.
As part one of a trilogy, it had enough twists, turns and "ooh, blimey, I didn't see that happening" moments, it did the job of making you want to find out what happened next.
I bought this on the basis that others "After Viewing This Item" viewed or bought Shogun. Maybe so, but it's not as sophisticated, researched or as evocative. It doesn't have the spiritual sensibility and richly flavoured Japanese cultural feel of Shogun either; but then what does?
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Recommend to all Samurai and old Japan life style lovers.