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The Night Parade of 100 Demons: A Legend of the Five Rings Novel

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A thrilling epic fantasy adventure in the astonishing realm of Legend of the Five Rings, as two rival clans join forces to investigate a lethal supernatural mystery

Chaos has broken out in the isolated Dragon Clan settlement of Seibo Mura. During the full moon, horrifying creatures rampage through the village, unleashing havoc and death. When the Dragon samurai Agasha no Is
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 2nd 2021 by Aconyte
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The Captain
Feb 02, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .

I love Marie Brennan and requested this book based on a) her being the author; and b) it dealing with Japanese folklore.  I did not know that this book took place in a fictional world called the legend of the five rings which apparently is a card and role playing game.  I cannot speak about how it fits into that world but I can speak to how it stands alone.

In th
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Kamila Komisarek
Feb 01, 2021 rated it liked it
"That is the meaning of duty. To do what you can, and what you must, even if it is not enough."

"The Night Parade of 100 Demons" by Marie Brennan is a fantasy novel based in Rokugan, the world from Legend of the Five Rings universe. It is firmly based on a feudal Japan, but also includes elements of other Asian cultures as well as magic.
Dragon Clan's samurai, Agasha no Isao Ryotora, travels to help the remote village deep in the mountains. During the full moon, horrifying creatures of all kind
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Rowena Andrews
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
I leapt at the chance to read Night Parade of 100 Demons because while I have only loose knowledge of the world of the Five Rings game, I love Japanese folklore and the Night Parade is a tale that I’m both familiar with from other books and media, but it is also one of my favourites. There is also the fact that this was by Marie Brennan, who I’ve read before and I enjoy the way that she writes, her prose is beautiful and really carries you away, so I was excited for the combination of the two.

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Milou
Jan 07, 2021 rated it liked it
I requested this book through Netgalley because of it’s author (and the cover to be honest), not knowing anything going into it. I was definitely excited though… and sadly somewhat disappointed.

I love the idea of this. Every full moon a remote village gets attacked by a whole host of mythical and magical creatures, and it is up to two samurai to find out why and stop it. Both samurai have their own secrets, the being born into the village and spirited away at a very young age, the other is haunt
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S.J. Higbee
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What is speedily apparent by the blurb alone, is that this swords and sorcery adventure takes place within a Japanese setting, using their pantheon of demons and otherworldly creatures. While the trained samurai dealing with the outbreak are two very different young men from completely different backgrounds. What might not be quite so apparent – I certainly hadn’t realised it while reading the book – is that the world is also part of a very popular role-playing game. To be honest, I offer that i ...more
Faith Hurst-Bilinski
Jan 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Marie Brennan writes some good science fiction. This was no different. A town taken over periodically by everything imaginable. Sounds good to me. But, weirdly, it took me a long time to read this book. I'd put it down and when I started reading again I'd pick up something else. I somehow did not feel engrossed in this town. I wasn't invested in it or any of the characters. It was more like an action movie. A lot happening and entertaining at the time, but not really sticking with me outside of ...more
Alena
Jan 27, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2021, reviewed
A beautifully written Japanese-inspired fantasy which turned out to be somewhat lacking. I liked the world-building which had a lot of Japanese words and some of them were not translated or explained. The premise of a village being haunted by various demons sounded exciting but we actually don't see any of those demons until the last third of the story. Most of it is spent walking around the village, talking to people, and praying. And I also didn't feel anything for the two protagonists and the ...more
Simone
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars, netgalley, review


“The Night Parade of 100 Demons“ by Marie Brennan [5/5]


Thanks to Aconyte and Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review


This is a book set in the world of the tabletop RPG Legend of the Five Rings. I am not really familiar with it except I know there is a lot of Japanese mythology stuff going on and that samurai and different clans are a thing. My ARC provided me with a quick overview of the setting and while I appreciated it I do not believe one needs to understand the
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Michael Botterill
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
I have been provided with an advance copy of the new Legend of the Five Rings book The Night Parade of 100 Demons by Marie Brennan, published by Aconyte Books, so here is the honest review I promised in exchange for the book.

So here is an important disclaimer which is always important to put out there first. I have a casual work contact with Asmodee to demonstrate board games for them in stores and at conventions. Asmodee being the parent company of Aconyte the publisher.

I am going to try my bes
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Andrew Jaden
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I normally don't read tie-ins (I have long memories of Forgotten Realms and Star Wars EU), but this one was well worth it. I debated whether to give it 4 or 5 stars, because while I did enjoy it, I couldn't really pinpoint what made it amazing for me. But I think I'll settle on 4.5 stars and round that up to 5.

So, this book has quite a straightforward premise: Demons are breaking out in a village, two samurai from different clans decide to investigate what's going on, for one reason or another.
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Shilo Quetchenbach
I love Marie Brennan's work but wasn't sure about this one because I had no prior knowledge of the game world it's based in and I have only a smattering of knowledge about Japan's mythological creatures. I requested it anyway and I'm so glad I did.

Apparently I've read more about Japan's yokai than I'd thought, because I recognized a great many of them. The setting was easy to accommodate myself to, as it's just a small mountain village in Imperial Japan.

What really shines here is the two main c
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Adriana
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A bit slow in developing, this great fantasy set in an alternate reality Japan definitely pays off in the couldn't-put-it-down action of the ending. By the time we get to the big appearance of the Night Parade, Brennan has expertly developed every character that will have a part in the story and made it impossible not to care about them.
Both Ryotora and Sekken are complex characters. The fact that they're apparently complete opposites only makes it that much better to see how well they interact.
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Dawn
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
What a fantastic story! "The Night Parade of 100 Demons" has it all - action, adventure, a bit of mystery, great characters, thrilling story, terrific writing, and a satisfying ending. What more could you ask for?! Maybe a bit of folklore and legend? Yep, has that too! So, go grab yourself a copy - you won't regret it!

My thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley. This review was written voluntarily and is entirely my own, unbiased, opinion.
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Engel Dreizehn
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
ARC COPY...it's been a long time since I last heard of the "Five Rings" World but still the world building is being upheld and even if you don't know the franchise, there is alot of Japanese mythology style goodness combined with mysterious intrigue. The final battle was a fast paced/yokai joy to enjoy. ...more
Justine
Nov 11, 2020 marked it as arcs
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Thanks to NetGalley and Aconyte Books for providing an ARC!
Solomon Barber
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally, a L5R book featuring Yokai!

Great book! Enjoyed both of the protagonist and addressing aspects of Dragon lands that have nothing to do with monks!
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Marie Brennan a.k.a. M.A. Carrick

Marie Brennan is a former anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. She recently misapplied her professors' hard work to Turning Darkness Into Light, a sequel to the Hugo Award-nominated series The Memoirs of Lady Trent. As half of M.A. Carrick, she is also the author of The Mask of Mirrors, first in the Rook and Rose
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