Starting with his shipwreck on alien shores, the novel charts Blackthorne's rise from the status of reviled foreigner up to the heights of trusted advisor and eventually, Samurai. All as civil war looms over the fragile country.Starting with his shipwreck on alien shores, the novel charts Blackthorne's rise from the status of reviled foreigner up to the heights of trusted advisor and eventually, Samurai. All as civil war looms over the fragile country.Read Less
Good. No Dust Jacket. Cover is lightly worn or soiled, with shelf edge wear and bumped corners. Binding appears gently read, but still square and tight. Pages may contain former owner name or book plate and light reading wear.
good read and very true to the area and time although i found it heavy going it was worth reading to the to get the full story but other than that i found it to be very heavy going
Jan 14, 2010
I enjoyed this years ago when it first came out - was vastly disappointed by the 'miniseries' they did from it on TV.
Re-reading it was fun again.
Clavell's characters and places are vivid and believable and exciting. Great books to sink into and get a feel for other lands.
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