Child of Vengeance

Child of Vengeance

Book - 2013
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Japan in the late sixteenth century was a land in turmoil. Lords of the great clans constantly jockeyed for position, generating countless tales of scheming and intrigue. Bound by a rigid code of honor, the aristocratic samurai were left to execute their lords' designs whatever the cost. Death defined these warriors' very existence; they could be commanded to die by their lord at any time to prove loyalty and stregth of spirit. A dishonorable end would bring shame upon an entire family--for generations to come. - from cover p.[2]
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2013
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780385536639
Branch Call Number: Fiction Kirk
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 25 cm


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Jan 20, 2017

Fantastic Book! The Authors first book written while teaching English in Japan is a brilliant start to his career.

His imagery is evocative and story enthralling. Fantastic lead up to the second book in the story.

If you are a fan of the genre this is a book well worth reading.

Jun 06, 2014

I may be getting tired of reading about young men's coming of age stories. I found myself thinking that I really didn't care about this or that tragedy, which were probably defining moments in his young life.....I just wanted to get to the man's story, not the boy's. But this book doesn't have that part of the story.
The author does do a pretty good job of the Japanese setting and some of the characters are quite good. It was an easy and fast read but not a book I liked.


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