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With the famous Ming dynasty falling and Tokugawas rising and the Jurchens causing trouble north of the great wall, things in Japan are changing fast. A Jurchen princess and her samurai ninja bodyguard get caught up among all this and remain witness to some of Japan’s biggest changes.
What makes this book stand out?
The sheer magnificence of the plot and the extensive timeline over which it stretches.
Read it for
A tale of seventeenth-century Japan, this Ryotaro Shiba book is written on the backdrop of one of the biggest changes Japan and north-east Asia has witnessed in its history.
Don't read it for
If historical novels are not really your cup of tea for a good read.