Anna asked:

Does this book stand alone or is it necessary to read the first two in the series to really enjoy it?

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Pantha This book is definitely a stand-alone novel. It has nothing to do with any of the other books in this so-called saga. The only other one that is somewhat linked would be Gaijin, and only because it's also set in Japan. Gaijin is a sequel to Taipan though, and both of those are great books. Shogun was my first and has always been my favourite.

If you read that, this is actually the first of the series, so you're not missing anything. The next 4 are all related, but I've only read the first two.
Jerometed By timeline, it's actually the first book in the series.
George Absolutely stand-alone
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