WOW when i opened up this book i did not expect it to be this good. I am 12 yrs old and i think anyone my age or up will enjoy this book. It is so deep and powerfull and it makes you feel the emotions of all the people throughout the book. Ancient japan is so different from now and the most important things were honour and pride, but Takeo was not brought up like the rest- he was from a seret clan. But when he was brought into this exiting, dangerous and terrifying new world he had to seek his destiny whether he liked it or not and this takes him, and the reader, into a journey which thrills and fustrates to the very end.