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 clean, may show light shelf edge wear or corner bumps. Binding appears gently read, but still square and tight. Pages may contain former owner name, highlighting or underlining, soiling, and light water wrinkling.
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.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.