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Shogun Iemitsu: War And Romance In 17th Century Tokugawa Japan

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Rising from the fragrant, soothing water, Hideo allowed the liquid to stream down his face. His long hair trailed down his well-muscled neck in a satisfying weighty mass. Wiping his eyes and completely relaxed, Hideo looked first at the swords on the stand nearest him and then fell into a reverie. His earliest childhood memory was not of his beloved mother but of his fathe ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 17th 2009 by iUniverse
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Charline Ratcliff
Apr 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recently I was searching for a new book to read when I came across “Shogun Iemitsu.” I enjoy world history and the words “War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan” below the book’s title caught my eye. I was immediately intrigued as I have not read many novels set in historical Japan.

I visited Amazon’s website in order to read the jacket blurb and after doing so I decided I wanted to read it. I have to say I am very thankful I did. The author, Michael R. Zomber, is a fantastic writer. He i
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Romance, politics, adventure, and honor. All of these and more are debated, represented, fought for, and accomplished in "Shogun Iemitsu". It weaves a tale of a culture accustomed to honor and swordsmanship being introduced to the world of the firearm. Add to that a character being secretly Christian and outwardly Buddhist for his own safety, and you have one of the most interesting novels which is not only exciting, but careful in detail and accuracy. All in all, an excellent read.
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