47 Ronin [NOOK Book]

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From ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Ronin is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch ...

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47 Ronin

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Overview


From ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Ronin is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that’s never been seen before.

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“Vinge again displays her talent for weaving a complex web of relationships—personal, political and social.”

Publishers Weekly on Catspaw

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466804142
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 11/26/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 75,977
  • File size: 755 KB

Meet the Author


Joan D. Vinge, the author of the novelization of the screenplay, is the winner of two Hugo Awards, one for her novel The Snow Queen. She has written several dozen short stories, and nearly twenty books, including her Cat novels, Psion, Catspaw and Dreamfall, and the other Snow Queen cycle novels, World's EndThe Summer Queen and Tangled up in Blue. She has had a number of bestselling film adaptations published, including  the #1 bestselling The Return of the Jedi Storybook and novelizations of LadyhawkeMad Max Beyond ThunderdomeReturn to Oz and Willow, among others. She is also the author of The Random House Book of Greek Myths. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

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    I bought this on day one. I sought this book out as soon as I He

    I bought this on day one. I sought this book out as soon as I Heard Ms. Vinge had taken on the Subject of the Honorable 47 Ronin. It is outstanding in that it is not her usual Subject matter as she is most widely known for being an award winning a Science Fiction Author. First and foremost let me say that this is not a movie novelization but in fact a Novel based on the movie, that is far and beyond anything that Hollyweird could imagine. Having always been a fan of Japanese history and their rich mythology I couldn't wait to see what this Amazing Author could do with a historical fiction. I was not disappointed. The Story and Characters were fantastic and managed to masterfully blend the mythology with the historical. I think I would prefer that there had been an extra hour added to the movie to include a few more of the key elements found in this Novel. This was truly a refreshing break from the glut of what supposedly passes for a good read nowadays and proves that we don't need glittery vampires or sado masochistic misogyny to enjoy cuddling up with a good book again. Please do yourself and your imagination a favor and read this before or instead of watching the film because though the film was great this will make you smile, cry and cheer for the memory of the most honorable 47 Ronin in a way that is impossible in any form but the minds eye.
    Thank you Mistress Vinge for knocking another one out of the park. Now let's get a New Cat book...Long Live the Queen!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Slow, love story

    Don' t expect the book to even look like the movie. The book is slow to develop with a love story running through the entire novel. Most of the action comes at the end of the book. Skip the first 100 pages and then start reading. This book remined me of an old movie that I had seen from the seventies. Same plot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Itried try mine 4delaney@belldouth.net

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Calvin addd me as a friend my email is sleonard20@acarcs.org

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    I highly recommend reading this great book

    I heard and seen previews that this movie was coming out, so l decided to read it before this movie is released. And im glad that I did. Now I can't wait for the movie. I've read quite a few books in the past years and I think this book is wonderful. Can't wait to read it again.

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