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The Way of the Warrior

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Segala sesuatu diawali dan diakhiri dengan kehormatan.” – Bushido (Samurai Code)

Shimomura Jimmu kehilangan segalanya ketika sang ayah melakukan seppuku akibat dipermalukan oleh Choju Ankan. Ia pun melatih diri sebagai samurai agar dapat membalaskan dendam sang ayah serta memulihkan nama baik keluarganya.

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Paperback, 199 pages
Published December 2008 by Penerbit Matahati (first published July 27th 2007)
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Jimmy
Ini adalah pusat tubuh di mana jiwaku bersemayam,” katanya. “Hanya dengan merobek tubuh, aku bisa menunjukkan kepada orang lain bahwa jiwaku akan tetap berani dan murni dalam menghadapi kecemaran ini. Jika Nichiren menilai rasa sakitku sudah terlalu berat untuk ditanggung maka dia akan mengakhiri penderitaanku.” Hal 16

Lelaki itu kemudian melepas tanto (belati) dari sarungnya. Darah pekat menyembur dari tubuhnya. Merasa lelaki itu sudah tidak lagi mampu menahan rasa sakitnya, Araki Nichiren seger...more
Nura
"Jalan samurai itu tidak hanya sulit, tapi juga suci dan mulia. Setiap hari seorang samurai harus berperang melawan diri sendiri demi mencapai kesempurnaan, sekaligus mengetahui bahwa ia juga akan gagal. Setiap malam seorang samurai harus beristirahat dalam rangka untuk memperbaharui perjuangannya keesokan pagi. Di atas semua itu, seorang samurai harus belajar untuk patuh. Kewajiban utamanya adalah pengabdian yang tanpa ragu kepada tuannya, sampai pada taraf ia bersedia mengorbankan nyawanya jik...more
Kim
Gr 7-10-In 1565, when Jimmu is 10 years old, he witnesses his father commit seppuku, a ritual suicide, to avoid bringing dishonor to his family. Before he dies, Lord Kensu tells his son that his bodyguard will now be responsible for his upbringing. Jimmu spends the next seven years learning the art of the samurai at Nichiren's side, with the sole intention of avenging his father by killing Lord Ankan, the man Nichiren blames for betraying Lord Kensu and taking from Jimmu all that was rightfully...more
Rhys
The book The Way Of The Warrior by Andrew Matthews is a book about this kid named Jimmu who was part of the shimomura family. He was next in line to be leader when his dad one day committed suicide because he was disgrace and got his family name to no longer exist. So Jimmu went with his dads body guard who was a samurai and left the castle. he was trained to hate the man who brought disgrace to his family. The mans name was lord Ankan. Jimmu trained every day for 7 years till he was 17 years o...more
Cheryl
Set in 16th century Japan, during a time of conflicts between powerful families. Jimmu,witnesses his father commit seppuku, a ritualistic suicide to avoid the shame of being disciplined by the Emperor. Jimmu was raised by his father’s loyal swordsman and trained relentlessly to become a samurai and to avenge his father. Jimmu’s target was Lord Ankan the man who brought false charges against Jimmu’s father. Jimmu gains entrance into Lord Ankan’s guards and learns that there is more to being a sam...more
Marchel
Tidak sedahsyat yang kubayangkan.

Plotnya sederhana.

~SPOILER ALERT~
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Terry
I picked up the book because it had an interesting cover, but I'm glad I did. The story starts off with Jimmu's father commiting "seppuku" (suicide to preserve his honor) and Jimmu going to live with the family's bodyguard, who trains him in the ways of the warrior. He grows up with one purpose: to kill the person who shamed his father into killing himself. But Jimmu quickly discovers that things are not all that they seem, and he has to decide whether to avenge his dead father or do what he thi...more
Jenny
Jimmu was ten years old when his father commits seppuku and his mother poisons herself to avoid shame to the family. Jimmu is raised and trained in samaurai weapons by his father's loyal bodyguard, Nichiren, in order to avenge his father's death on Lord Ankan. Jimmu infiltrates the castle, biding his time, planning the perfect assassination, but as he gets to know Lord Ankan, he can't reconcile the evil lord he was trained to kill and the truth of Lord Ankan's behavior.
Mitchell P
I really liked this book. It was filled with action and i never wanted to stop reading it. This about a boy who vows to kill Lord Ankan and become a samurai warrior because his father had to commit suicide because he was set up by him. He goes to his castle and wants to become good friends with him so he can get close enough to kill him. If you want to find out wether or not he kills Lord Ankan then read the book.
Heather
Slightly predictable, but not in a bad way, this was a good introduction to 16th century Japan and the life of a warrior. Jimmu is a believable character, and invites both sympathy and respect.
Natnat
Buku motivasi yang menyamar sebagai buku fiksi sejarah. :D Yang nulisnya aja Andrew Matthews. Itu lhooo, yang nulis seri Being Happy!

Heh heh heh...

Tapi ringan juga, jadi mayan deh. :D
Ina M.
Written for a ten-year old, with the vocabulary to match. With so many other books waiting on my shelves, 34 pages of The Way of the Bore is more than enough.
Jon Mamaril
Good storyline - though written by a Westerner, there is authenticity in it. the plot was good but I wished that the story had been a bit longer.
Yudith Fabiola
Love this book! REally liked it. Gaya pemaparannya mirip gaya penulis Nurhayati Pujiastuti. Tidak bertele-tele. Singkat, berisi. Asyiklah!
Marilyn
Evocative and written gracefully and sparingly. I look forward to more of Jimmu's adventures.
Andrea Wright
Great young adult samurai story for a quick read. I would read more if there are more to read.
Thu Lam
It is awesome. Juz like yah reading heaven
Adhe
Nov 17, 2010 Adhe rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
Gratisan dr mas Nenang....
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