Japan, 1500 Aderyn Aquilla Wakes To The Clamor Of War An Hour Later, She Is The Only European On The Ship Alive And Is Face To Face With An Evil Samurai With A Sword At Her Throat How Will She Save Herself Sanematsu Yoshihide Has Seen Bloodshed In His Short Life Than He Ever Imagined And Cannot Bring Himself To Spill But What Will He Do With The Stranger Who Could Bring Civil War To His Domain On The Island Of Kyushu Together, Aderyn And Sanematsu Defy Convention And The Imperial Decree That All Gaijin Must Be Put To Death Can A Man Whose Traditions And Dedication To Duty Are As Much A Part Of Him As His Blood Challenge The Very Basis Of His Existence And Those Who Would Govern It And Survive As one of my book review books, this one was a pleasant surprise Much in accord with my favorite book of all times by John Shors Beneath A Marble Sky , it is a historical fiction one of my favorite genres after reading John s book Here s my review A historical fiction based on the samurai warrior lifestyle of the Japanese it was an absolutely WONDERFUL book I really could not put it down.It s about a Daimyo king who s warriors take over a trade ship that is run by a business man and his family They kill all on board with the exception of one daughter who manages to pretend she is dead Unfortunately they find her alive as the Daimyo comes on board and instead of killing the barbarian instantly as expected, he decides to bring her to the castle for questioning This barbarian quickly connects with the Daimyo and not only does she throw his world upside down by being everything a woman is not allowed to be but take
For the most part I liked it, but I dont think I ll read the rest of the series A bit dramatic for my taste. Recommended read Rich, historical, with Asian hero and white heroine It s very sweet Heavy on medieval Japanese politics It s the beginning of a series, so I ll tell you right now it ends in a cliffhanger The heroine is appropriately im mature s
My grandmother lent me this book, she reads all the time but has never lent me a book, she highly recommended it.
- 300 pages
- The Seabird of Sanematsu
- Kei Swanson
- 26 July 2017 Kei Swanson