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Mantis

(Warrior Woman of the Samurai #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Alone in the world, one woman must use her sword to seek revenge…

After Keiko finds herself alone, it is up to her to save her family name and honor.

But she is still only a woman.

After humbling herself to her daimyo and begs him to restore her birthright, she is met with only ridicule and watches as the man takes her family lands for himself. According to the samurai cod
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Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Red Empress Publishing
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Wayne Turmel
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Solid follow up, eager to read the next book

The saga of the vengeful female samurai kept me on the edge of my seat. Looking forward to Chameleon soon
Kay Mcleer
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book, it felt unique from other books with a strong female character. I really liked Keiko and look forward to more from the author.

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Wytzia Raspe
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
It feels like reading half of a book. Luckily I am on Kindle unlimited so the next is a free read.
Mandy Parmenter
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Keiko's brother and father are dead after being slaughtered by starving peasants she is the last of her line and the ancient house of Hakuseki will die. To try and save it the noble samurai warrior woman is forced to humble herself at the feet of the local daimyo but he just ridicules her and takes the family estate for himself. According to the samurai code of bushido, there is only one thing left for - vengeance. So she plots to take revenge for all the action of the greedy noble lord and reve ...more
Saundra Wright
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This second book in India Millar’s new trilogy brings Keiko a new and very different life. Follow this exciting story of a female Samurai!

After escaping Hana at the Hidden House just before she could be sold as a new geisha, Keiko is devastated when she arrives at her home to find her father and brother slaughtered by their village peasants. When she petitions her daimyo, to be allowed to keep her family estate and title, he not only refuses, but humiliates her in front of his court. To add to t
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A_MOTUS
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
In this second book we follow the evolution of the many facets of the warrior woman of the samurai in world full of prejudices and in constant change. But some things are forever the same: greed, lust, envy, pride are a combination found in the Floating worlds enchantments. And they define clearly the enemies of Keiko as she become Kamakiri the mantis. Once again, I was rived to the pages for horrors and for happy moments. For the great achievement and for the simple details of the new life of t ...more
Sandy
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Revenge
This second book in India Millar’s trilogy has Keiko in a completely different life. She determines to get revenge for the loss she has experienced so goes in disguised to get her prey. Like the mantis, she is going to attract slowly until she can get her vengeance. This is a very powerful story, well-written and so engaging Keiko is a true warrior woman. I highly recommend this outstanding piece. I did receive a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.
Heather W
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Vengeance is sweet...

Mantis is the second book in the Warrior Woman of the Samurai series. Keiko is a fascinating woman and, according to Japanese custom, she needs to have her vengeance on those who wronged her. I am enjoying this interesting series.

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Erin
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 continues this series greatly.The culture built around Keiko where she must honor her code and seek vengeance where it is due and reclaim what belongs to her family. The depth of this book really show the effort the author put into the books.
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Carol
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Revenge, a dish best eaten cold

I can so empathise how Keiko must feel being rejected, and the need for revenge, especially as she is now a warrior. Well researched, well written, good read. Not too sure about the amount of sex included though. Looking out for book 3

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Heidi
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great continuation in the series! The characters just keep getting better and better, and I am thoroughly enjoying the plot of this book. The Japanese culture is fascinating, and this story is definitely well researched. I can't wait to read the next book!

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Catherine Edgar
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it
A lady, a Samurai or a ninja? ... Keiko or Mantis? The main character seems to be in conflict between various roles as she goes about living her code.

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Marie Shirley Griffin
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm enjoying this series

I will be reading book three when it's released. I have mixed feelings about this book, there is a great deal of sex, but it's essential to the plot, or appears to be.

Sandra Singleton
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a must-read! fantastic plot and characters. I volunteered to read an advance copy for an honest review.
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INDIA MILLAR started her career in heavy industry at British Gas and ended it in the rarefied atmosphere of the British Library. She now lives on Spain’s glorious Costa Blanca North in an entirely male dominated household comprised of her husband, a dog, and a cat. In addition to historical romances, India also writes popular guides to living in Spain under a different name. Her Romance Noir serie ...more

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