The Smoke Dragon [NOOK Book]

Overview

In a Japan that never was ... Yamabushi Kaidan is a mountain monk with tremendous fighting ability and spiritual powers, Yumi is a brilliant but untested warrior, fighting for her village and her independence, and Kaidan's apprentice Akio is a gifted healer with a courageous heart, but can their combined prowess save the village of Kyuusai from the onslaught of the mysterious Smoke Dragon?

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The Smoke Dragon

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Overview

In a Japan that never was ... Yamabushi Kaidan is a mountain monk with tremendous fighting ability and spiritual powers, Yumi is a brilliant but untested warrior, fighting for her village and her independence, and Kaidan's apprentice Akio is a gifted healer with a courageous heart, but can their combined prowess save the village of Kyuusai from the onslaught of the mysterious Smoke Dragon?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011177743
  • Publisher: Shane Jiraiya Cummings
  • Publication date: 1/19/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 271,770
  • File size: 205 KB

Meet the Author

Shane Jiraiya Cummings lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has been acknowledged as "one of Australia's leading voices in dark fantasy", had more than seventy short stories published in Australia, USA, and Europe, and his work has been translated in Spanish, French, and Polish. Shane has won two Ditmar Awards, and he has been nominated for more than twenty other major awards including Spain's Premios Ignotus.


Shane is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and former Vice President of the Australian Horror Writers Association. When he is not writing, Shane is an editor and journalist by day and a sword fighting instructor by night.


In his youth, Shane was trained in the deadly arts of the ninja, and the name Jiraiya (lit. "Young Thunder", after the legendary ninja Jiraiya) was bestowed upon him by his sensei.


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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted June 3, 2012

    Good shorty story. 102pgs Spoiler: this was a good shorty stor

    Good shorty story. 102pgs


    Spoiler: this was a good shorty story. It was a little confusing at times, as you get to know the characters. This remineds me of some Asian myths I had read once. If you like ancient stories with magic in an Asian setting this is a good story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2011

    Quite Amazing

    The book uses lots of vocabulary which almost forces the reader to grab a dictionary every other page which is good for educational uses. The book also has a good plot.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

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    Good if you fancy Japanese culture

    I like the author's use of vocabulary; I found words in there that I haven't seen since my SAT days. The incorporation of Japanese words too makes it feel more authentic (even though honorifics are missing). I wish he delved into characterization a little bit more but I understand it is a short story so once I figured out who to root for, it became a better read.

    I am looking forward to the next installment.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    A good introduction

    A wonderful introduction to the authors' work. I look forward to reading more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    Pretty good

    Though it was a bit short, the story was very good. There are also many Japanese words, so it would berather difficult for those who dont speak or read the language.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Sorry it Sucks

    Sorry this short sucks.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Okay......

    It was okay really,but i have read better japanese books. I am not saying it was bad,which it wasn't, but i myself wouldn't give it a five star. And overall i liked it. I hope you like it as well if you fancy japanese culture like me.

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