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Cold Heart

Cold Heart

by Katherine M. Lawrence

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All that stands in the way of love is a Cold Heart

The young woman samurai. The ambitious warlord who loves her. His beautiful sister who challenges her. And the assassin determined to kill her.

Yamabuki, a warlord's daughter trained as a samurai, is shadowed by a lapsed priest turned shinobi who vows to avenge the man whom she killed--his lover and teacher.

She is seduced by the handsome and ambitious warlord, Kiso Yoshinaka, whose aim it is to rule all of Japan. And before she knows it, she's drawn into events far bigger than she ever imagined, and must question her loyalties.

Yamabuki balances giri, duty to her clan, against ninjo, human feelings--her passion for the charismatic warlord--and it doesn't get easier when Tomoe Gozen comes on the scene to tip the scales in the decision.

Action-filled with pitched battles and adventure depicting the samurai life as it was in ancient Japan.

The adventures of Yamabuki continue in this full-length 83,000-word novel, Book Three of Sword of the Taka Samurai.

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BN ID: 2940159050212
Publisher: Toot Sweet Ink
Publication date: 01/26/2018
Series: Sword of the Taka Samurai , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

According to The Wall Street Journal, April 3, 2015, Katherine M. Lawrence may very well have originated the widely used term “Glass Ceiling.”

She is author of the Yamabuki series about a historic female samurai who lived in ancient Japan, and who faced a sort of glass ceiling of her own.

For several years, Katherine M. Lawrence has been researching and writing the adventures of Yamabuki, an actual historic female samurai who lived in the Heian Era of Japan. Inspired by several decades in the martial arts halls led by women: as a martial arts in-residence student for four years at the Ja Shin Do Academy both in Boston, Massachusetts, and Santa Fe, New Mexico do-jangs; the San Jose State University Kendo Club; and Pai Lum White Lotus Fist-Crane style in Albany, New York, Katherine set out to write about the experiences of women who train in warriors’ skills…and Yamabuki in particular. Studying marital arts from the Korean, Japanese, and Chinese traditions helped prepare her for writing about Yamabuki’s own journeys that will take her to these lands before coming full circle.

In her undergraduate and masters degree work under the late Jon Bridgman and the late Imre Boba, she developed an appreciation for the different mentalities and mind-sets of people in other eras and other cultures–for the assumptions of 21st century Americans are very different from late 19th century Europeans, let alone people of other cultures in by-gone eras. As H.P. Hartley writes, “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.”

When she finds any additional free time, she pursues cooking authentic cajun food, studying advanced mathematics, trying to beat the computer at chess, and eating all the sushi she can find.

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