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The Way of the Warriorby Andrew Matthews
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"When Jimmu was ten years old, his father woke him in the middle of the night to explain that he had brought shame to the family. He then committed seppuku, a form of suicide. Jimmu is left in the care of his father's most trusted samurai swordsman, Nichiren, who explains that the charges that brought shame to his family were false. His...
In 16th century Japan Jimmu Shimomura is raised to avenge his father's death caused by Lord Ankan, but after training as a samurai warrior and becoming a bodyguard for his sworn enemy he becomes sympathetic toward Ankan and is unsure what the right thingto do is.
Jimmu is haunted by his father's suicide. Vowing vengeance on the man responsible, Jimmu masters the skill of the samurai and secures a position among the lord's guards. But the closer Jimmu comes to fulfilling his dark destiny, the more tangled he becomes in the truth of his father's death.
About the Author
Andrew Matthews was a 1994 Smarties Book Prize nominee. He lives in Reading, England.
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