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The Seabird of Sanematsu (Sanematsu #1)

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Aderyn Aquilla is stranded in Japan at the mercy of Lord Sanematsu Yoshihide. Spending her time with the young daimyo she forges a bond even death cannot break. Sanematsu, arising to power under the tutelage of others, has never governed his domain as he wished. Only with the strength and courage of Aderyn is he able to dream of becoming Shogun.
Paperback, 344 pages
Published March 7th 2006 by Zumaya Publications, LLC
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As one of my "book review" books, this one was a pleasant surprise. Much in accord with my favorite book of all times by John Shors (Beneath A Marble Sky), it is a historical fiction; one of my favorite genres after reading John's book!

Here's my review:

A historical fiction based on the samurai warrior lifestyle of the Japanese it was an absolutely WONDERFUL book!!!! I really could not put it down.

It's about a Daimyo (king) who's warriors take over a trade ship that is run by a business man and h
Recommended read. Rich, historical, with Asian hero and white heroine. Its very sweet. Heavy on medieval Japanese politics. Its the beginning of a series, so Ill tell you right now it ends in a cliffhanger. The heroine is appropriately im mature (shes, you know, 15 or something), yet sometimes in appropriately mature , but I let it pass because of the time period and the assumption that you had to be a lot more mature a lot faster. ...more
My grandmother lent me this book, she reads all the time but has never lent me a book, she highly recommended it.
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It is my hope to share my love for Japan and its warrior class, the Samurai, with you.

I have written many stories with a Japanese hero since I began creating fanfiction for the original STAR TREK series, starring the character Lt. Sulu. This was in high school and as I aged I discovered other avenues to pursue in the world of writing, all involving an Asian hero. Getting them published was another
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