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Winter Raven

(Path of the Samurai #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  269 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
One rogue Samurai will sacrifice everything – apart from his honour

As Japan’s factions head to war, this extraordinary new historical fiction series takes us into the heart of life as a Samurai

Japan’s warlords are on the march and nothing is as it appears. After a failed assassination attempt on the Emperor, an anonymous samurai is coerced into a suicide mission that w

Kindle Edition, 375 pages
Published September 26th 2016 by Canelo
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Liz C
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read

Wow! This was a good one. I wasn't sure at first then bang the action started. I hope the author continues the girl's story, you want to know more about her, who she really is and how she will develop as a samurai. It would make an excellent film and I recommend it to everyone. I hope we don't have to wait too long for the next one.
Feb 12, 2017 rated it liked it
At first I thought I'd made a mistake picking this book the first few pagers were more like a factual history book, but as I read on the characters started to fill out. Enjoyed the descriptions of ancient Japanese culture
Nigel Taylor
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable Book.

I would certainly read more from this author.

I enjoyed the flawed hero's and the satisfying conclusion.

Not Shogun but still enjoyable.
Steven Lawson
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
A good story with historical detail

An enjoyable read . Fast paced and includes historical detail without slowing down the plot. Hope to read more from the author
Juan Pablo Romero
Oct 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
I have no idea why people give it good ratings/reviews.

Story: It is what an action flick would look like on paper. Not a very intellectual plot, but lots of running around and killing people. Change this to Dubai 2020 and use FBI/CIA agents and it could be part of the Mission Impossible franchise.

Characters: Little to no development. The main character is Tom Cruise. See my previous comment.

Word choice: Cringe-worthy. At some point the main character strait up says "Ohayo" in stead of "Good Morn
JK Muma
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Good Flight of Fancy

I chose 4 stars as the book flowed well for the most part, but occasionally dragged a bit. The characters states true to what little I know about the Shogunate period and his weaving of the plot fit well. I would definitely read more from this author and look forward to further adventures from the new protagonist.
jason myrie
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable.

There were some glaring grammatical and syntax errors but the story rocked along several nicely, thank you very much. I hope Adam Baker goes again.
James Pope
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pretty good

It was entertaining and action-packed, it was a nice little book, could've been longer and maybe a little bit of background
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It's been a heck of a long time since I read a novel by Adam Baker. I picked up 'Outpost' a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. My next read was 'Terminus' which was also very entertaining and earlier this year I read his Year of the Zombie novella for Infected Books. I saw 'Winter Raven' pop up on social media somewhere and I loved the cover. I had a read of the synopsis and was sold. This isn't the sort of book I'd usually read but I know that Baker can spin a good yarn and I was keen to ...more
Alan Fielding
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bugeisha of War in Japan

One of the best historical novels I have read. James Clavell & Bernard Cornwell couldn't have done better. Is Book 2 ready yet?
The Idle Woman
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
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quentin gatens
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quietly enjoyable.

I found this book enjoyable and east to get into even after not reading out for a few days. Going to read next one.
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