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The samurai smelled of the sea, dripping on the ground, algae strung from his armor and an eerie green light glowing from the eye slits of his demon-mask. For the first time in his life, Toshi discovers that monsters do roam the earth. And this one has come for him. Dragged from his home and into the company of the undead, Toshi must use his skills to help the creatures ho ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Zumaya Otherworlds (first published December 5th 2002)
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Bill
Nov 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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I’m frankly a sucker for many things — ghost stories and samurai films among them. On discovering the book In the Service of Samurai by Gloria Oliver, I was pleased to discover that two of my passions had been rolled into one package.

In the Service of Samuari tells the story of a young apprentice mapmaker, Chizuson Toshiro or “Toshi,” who is purchased from his master to act as navigator for a strange samurai with an even stranger ship and crew. Cursed a
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Jun 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: young adult readers
Recommended to Raven by: BTS Magazine
Although this paranormal coming of age story began with a kidnapping, it started out slow. Like, Lost in Translation slow. When I saw “samurai”, I thought “Cool sword fights!” That’s not what this book is really about. It’s about…

Read more on BTS eMagazine's website: http://issuu.com/btsemag/docs/july_2013

(on page 95 under Young & New Adult).

Disclaimer: This review was published by BTS eMag. All Rights Reserved. All books reviewed by me have been received via purchase, lending, or given to me by
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It's original enough, mildly exotic and well written. For me, this book lacks re-read value because the colour palette is bleak, the feeling is mostly cold and the plot is extremely simple.
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Welcome!

My name is Gloria Oliver and I am a Cat Slave and Spec Fic author with seven Fantasy/YA Fantasy books currently in print and several short stories in varied anthologies.

I am also an avid reader, movie lover, and soundtrack junkie.

For more info on me or my books, including sample chapters and free reads, please come visit at www.gloriaoliver.com

Glad to meet you!