Book Reviews of Iroshi

Author: Cary Osborne
ISBN-13: 9780441001309
ISBN-10: 0441001300
Publication Date: 11/1995
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Laicy Campbell came to Earth to learn the way of the sword...and the way of the Zen masters. The natural grace with wnich she swung her blade had impressed her teachers, and her training had been rigorous. But there were some things she sould learn only on her own...
Now she was a ronin--travaling the colonies in search of danger...and walking the path of enlightenment. Nothing guided her but the calling. Somehow, shw always knew where to go next...!
Rune was a dying planet, its arid settlemwnts filled with thieves, and desperate men who lay in wait for the vulnerable. She planned to stay for just a few short days. But it was in the brutal desert of Rune that she discovered at last the task she was meant for, the temple that must be rebuilt. And the shadow warrior who would lead her to her ultimate destiny as a searcher and a samuari...

The action is nonstop and deadly, the details compelling, the story surfooted nad satisfying.
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It is not generally known in the West, but during the tumultuous period of civil wars that swept back and forth mideaval Japan, women were expected to help directly defend home and family- and were trained in Kendo and other martial arts. Many became very deadly indeed, and well known in folklore. If you like feminine women who can lop off enemy limbs in the blink of an eye, this is is a must for you. I'm looking forward to mthe rest of the series.