Monday, 1 December 2008
Maya Snow The Warrior's Path (Sisters of the Sword)
I am having problems finding any details on this author so straight on to the
Kimi dreams of being a great samurai warrior, but she and her sister, Hana, are young ladies of feudal Japan, daughters of the Jito of the province. Her future seems clear: Girls do not become samurai.
Then, betrayal shatters the sisters' world. Their power-hungry uncle murders their father, and their mother and little brother mysteriously disappear. Determined to seek revenge and restore their honor, they disguise themselves as boys to train at a school for samurai. Kimi and Hana are thrown headlong into a life of warrior codes, sharp swords, and shadowy figures—as they work with fierce determination to avenge the brutal wrongs done to their family.
In a flash, life has swept them into a terrible adventure, more heart-pounding than Kimi and Hana ever could have imagined . . . and once it has been set in motion, nothing will ever be the same.
A great read for every girl who has the tomboy within. Well paced and clearly written. You can picture yourself right in the middle of the action.I enjoyed the addition of the Japanese terminology as well. Graphic at points, not for the young reader. Only downside is the open ended ending to the book. Leaving lots of unanswered questions for the next book in the series,which is entitled "THE BLADE'S EDGE ". Which is out in the U.K in June 2009. With the answers to them questions i hope!! All considered, she is definitely an author I would read again Three out Five.
I have used the U.S book cover,as i find it more of eye catching then the U.K cover.This book will be released in the U.K on the 1st Jan 2009 by Oxford Children's books and it's already out in the U.S in a nice hardback edition with Harper Collins.
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