In the Service of Samurai

In the Service of Samurai

by Gloria Oliver

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BN ID: 2940013590366
Publisher: Zumaya Publications LLC
Publication date: 11/09/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Gloria Oliver lives in Texas making sure to stay away from rolling tumbleweeds, freak storms, and bowing to the wishes of her feline masters. She is the author of In the Service of Samurai, Vassal of El, Cross-eyed Dragon Troubles, and Willing Sacrifice, all fantasy and YA fantasy novels. She is a member in good standing of EPIC and BroadUniverse, but hasn’t yet made it onto the list for Cat Slaves R Us.
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In the Service of Samurai 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CherylSwanson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In a medieval Japanese village, a powerful samurai kidnaps a fifteen-year-old mapmaker. The hapless young boy, Chizuson Toshiro, is thereby thrust into a world honeycombed with riddles and undergirded with darkness. Virtually everyone Toshi meets for the next 300 pages of this novel is a ghost. In Service of the Samurai is a neatly spun fantasy in which a young boy comes of age in old Japan in the midst of an extraordinary journey. As the masked geisha, Miro, slowly gets a grip on Toshi¿s heart, he finds himself beginning to care about his captors. Stockholm syndrome or not, they redeem themselves by giving Toshi a chance to choose his own path and make his own life. At its core, In Service of the Samurai is a classic mythic story about a hero¿s journey. It is a minutely imagined fantasy that transports readers to a highly nuanced world. The pacing is not for those who like a plot that whisks along. But for my money, this is a story worth the reading.