Emily Gibson has come to Japan as a missionary, to start a new life. In America her beauty drove men wild. In Japan she possesses no beauty at all. Matthew Stark speaks like a missionary but wears a pistol like a gunslinger. Emily has come to Japan to bury her past, Stark has come to kill his. It is 1861 and after two centuries of isolation Japan ...
Emily Gibson has come to Japan as a missionary, to start a new life. In America her beauty drove men wild. In Japan she possesses no beauty at all. Matthew Stark speaks like a missionary but wears a pistol like a gunslinger. Emily has come to Japan to bury her past, Stark has come to kill his. It is 1861 and after two centuries of isolation Japan has been forced to open its doors. A whole way of life is about to die. Lord Genji of the Akoaka Clan knows this. Blessed with his family's power of prophecy he has foreseen that his and Japan's fate lie in the hands of outsiders. But this knowledge is dangerous to many powerful men, and deadly for Genji. As intrigue mounts and the city of Edo and the Shogun's palace are smashed by foreign ships, Genji plans his escape to his ancestral home, the Cloud of Sparrows. With him travel Emily and Stark, and Heiko, his beautiful geisha and a deadly spy. However, the road is long and there are many places along the way for a samurai to attack and for Genji to die.
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This is a gripping novel that will transport its reader into the world of Japan at a crucial turning point in Japan's history in the 1800's. The book is about Lord Genji, a young lord who comes from a long line of prophets. The country is split on their views- start trade relations with foreigners or continue to expell them from the land. After centuries of closing the country off to outsiders this has set Japan in a state of turmoil. Genji uses his cunning to try and open the country. He has guests from America come and stay with him. From there, the story unfolds...
This book is absolutely gripping. It is nearly impossible to set it down. The words are riviting and draw you into the world of Japan. Do yourself the biggest favor you possibly could do and get this book! You will not regret it!
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