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Tomodachi: The Edge of the World

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1543. Japan. A strange realm of wealth and warriors, it was said, perched on the fiery, grumbling edge of the world.

Tomodachi is Japanese for “friend” and that’s just what young Daniel Marlowe is going to need, shipwrecked and separated from his father in a Japan torn by civil war.

Kenji also has a problem that only a trusted friend could help with.

He has fled an obligation
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Paperback, 187 pages
Published 2007 by Pulp Fiction Press

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Julie
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Tomodachi is Japanese for ‘friend’, which is a story based on friendship and war. There are two main protagonists, Daniel Marlowe and Kenji. The antagonists are numerous though the main ones are brigands and warlords along with their feuding armies.

Daniel, a white boy, is shipwrecked in Japan, in the year 1543. He meets Kenji; a young samurai and both embark on a journey together that leads them to freedom. However Japan is torn by civil war, where only the powerful and wise can survive. Armies
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Ryannon
Jun 09, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: assigned-reading
I really didn't enjoy this book. I assume this is because it's not really my style, but I do appreciate how much effort was put into it. When Simon Higgins came to my school he explained everything that went into it and I was in awe of how much he cared for his work and the sheer authenticity of this novel.
Gail Carriger
Sep 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, historical, ya
I really enjoyed this book. It hypothesizes a young Englishman meeting a Samurai boy in training in 1543. It's a clean well told adventure story that manages to articulate a colorful world and time without over explanation or information.
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May 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love this book so far. Really want to know what happens to Dani San. I wonder if there is a sequel?
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Simon Higgins has tried a lot of jobs, having worked as a disc jockey, laboratory assistant, marketing manager and even monster in a side-show ghost train -which he still calls ‘the zenith of his employment history.’ He also spent a decade in law enforcement. As a police officer in the South Australian Police Department, Simon served in several different postings over almost nine years, including ...more