[Epub] ↠ The Shoguns Daughter (Sano Ichiro, #17) Author Laura Joh Rowland – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

The Shoguns Daughter (Sano Ichiro, #17) Japan, 1704 In An Elegant Mansion A Young Woman Named Tsuruhime Lies On Her Deathbed, Attended By Her Nurse Smallpox Pustules Cover Her Face Incense Burns, To Banish The Evil Spirits Of Disease After Tsuruhime Takes Her Last Breath, The Old Woman Watching From The Doorway Says, Who S Going To Tell The Shogun His Daughter Is Dead The Death Of The Shogun S Daughter Has Immediate Consequences On His Regime There Will Be No Grandchild To Leave The Kingdom Faced With His Own Mortality And Beset By Troubles Caused By The Recent Earthquake, He Names As His Heir Yoshisato, The Seventeen Year Old Son He Only Recently Discovered Was His Until Five Months Ago, Yoshisato Was Raised As The Illegitimate Son Of Yanagisawa, The Shogun S Favorite Advisor Yanagisawa Is Also The Longtime Enemy Of Sano Ichiro.Sano Doubts That Yoshisato Is Really The Shogun S Son, Believing It S Likely A Power Play By Yanagisawa When Sano Learns That Tsuruhime S Death May Have Been A Murder, He Sets Off On A Dangerous Investigation That Leads To Death And Destruction As He Struggles To Keep His Pregnant Wife, Reiko, And His Son Safe Instead, He And His Family Become The Accused And This Time, They May Not Survive The Day Laura Joh Rowland S Thrilling Series Set In Feudal Japan Is As Gripping And Entertaining As Ever.


10 thoughts on “The Shoguns Daughter (Sano Ichiro, #17)

  1. says:

    I was captivated by this book from the first paragraph I have always enjoyed fiction set in the Orient, and author Laura Joh Rowland does a magnificent job of transporting her reading right into the heart of feudal Japan of the 1700 s with this novel Her descriptive style of writing plus the fascinating narrative is a thing of joy to read And if that isn t enough to keep the reader interested, then the intriguing mystery that w...


  2. says:

    Even though this novel and this series of detective novels is set in 18th century Japan, the dialogue is fairly modern and the characters are so well drawn that we can easily relate to them The plot is complex and though this story is fictional, the historical background and the detailed description of setting gives us a strong sense of the time and place, the atmosphere and political culture.I have read several of the books in the series and enjoyed being transported to feudal Japan, by story Even though this novel and this series of detective novels is set in 18th century Japan, the dialogue is fairly modern and the characters are so well drawn that we can easily relate to them The plot is complex and though this story is fictional, the historical background and the detailed description of setting gives us a strong sense of the time and place, the atmosphere and political culture.I have read several ...


  3. says:

    I ve been trying to broaden my reading selections a bit this year, stepping out of the realms of American and European historical fiction to check out some books that I might not have normally picked up off a shelf I was really intrigued by the description of The Shogun s Daughter and decided to give it a try The story delves right into mystery and intrigue as the shogun s only legitimate child, his grown daughter, Tsuruhime, dies a gruesome death from smallpox at the same time a scheming memb I ve been trying to broaden my reading selections a bit this year, stepping out of the realms of American and European historical fiction to check out some books that I might not have normally picked up off a shelf I was really intrigued by the description of The Shogun s Daughter and decided to give it a try The story delves right into mystery and intrigue as the shogun s only legitimate child, his grown daughter, Tsuruhime, dies a gruesome death from smallpox at the same time a scheming member of the shogun s court, Yanagisawa, is attempting to pass his own son off as the shogun s long lost heir Doubts and questions swirl through the palace compound, and noneso than in the mind of Sano, the shogun s trusted councilor and top investigator, whose deeply ingrained sense of honor will not allow him to let the falsehoods he suspects go unchallenged, even if it causes a fall from grace and places his family in danger Tasked with uncovering ...


  4. says:

    treachery in Ancient Japan ______3 1 2 starsI have long enjoyed this series though lately have not kept up as I would ve wished to.Townsend s brilliant descriptive writing immediately transported me to Edo in Ancient Japan The opening scenes plunged me into the horrific aspect of Edo Tokyo post an earthquake All too fresh a reminder of the disastrous Tsunami of recent times.The aftermath of the earthquake has not only weakened the buildings but has left people exhausted and dispirited G treachery in Ancient Japan ______3 1 2 starsI have long enjoyed this ser...


  5. says:

    If this is what historical fiction set in Japan looks like, I m in I have always been hesitant to read novels set in Asia because the culture, especially in the historical sense, is very foreign to me and there is a lot that I do not really understand going into it I was encouraged by this novel because the blurb reads like an adventure thriller and that would help to keep it from being too mired in a culture I am very unfamiliar with There were moments where I wasn t sure what the characters If this is what historical fiction set in Japan looks like, I m in I have always been hesitant to read novels set in Asia because the culture, especially in the historical sense, is very foreign to me and there is a lot that I do not really understand going into it I was encouraged by this novel because the blurb reads like an adventure thriller and that would help to keep it from being too mired in a cul...


  6. says:

    3.5 stars The Shogun s Daughter is a historical mystery that centers around a potential murder in early 1700s Japan When the story opens, Tsuruhime, the Shogun s Daughter, is on her deathbed with a horrible case of smallpox Her ultimate death starts a investigation into what happened and it s quickly discovered that due to some of the political forces at play, her death may not have been all that natural It s up to Sano Ichiro to investigate what happened, which may put his own family at r 3.5 stars The Shogun s Daughter is a historical mystery that centers around a potential murder in early 1700s Japan When the story opens, Tsuruhime, the Shogun s Daughter, is on her deathbed with a horrible case of smallpox Her ultimate death starts a investigation into what happened and it s quickly discovered that due to some of the political forces at play, her death may not have been all that natural It s up to Sano Ichiro to investigate what happened, which may put his own family at risk It s an interesting tale with an exotic setting.This book is the 17th seriously book in the Sano Ichiro series I have not read any of these books While The Shogun s Daughter is a standalone book, I could not help but to feel that I was missing some of ...


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I honestly can t get over how good this book is It was so beautifully well written and I really feel like I learned a lot It was extremely suspenseful and when one thing seemed resolved something else would happen It was INCREDIBLE Even characters like Yanagisawa whom you absolutely HATE you can t really hate And even the fraud Yoshiato you love and are so sad to think he s dead Even a character like Ienobu who is literally described as a slug and is literally the scum of the earth you ca I honestly can...


  8. says:

    Seventeen books in and I m still hooked on this series Over the past few books, the series has taken a turn that has left me feeling let down even though I ve still enjoyed each one.The stories are still there Rowland s richly detailed world is still intact The change The characters One of my favorite characters during the series was Hirata, Sano s best friend and underling Hirata was not a very complex character, yet he was intriguing to me When he was injured in a previous book, I felt Seventeen books in and I m still hooked on this series Over the past few books, the series has taken a turn that has left me feeling let down even though I ve still enjoyed each one.The stories are still there Rowland s richly detailed world is still intact The change The characters One of my favorite characters during the series was Hirata, Sano s best friend and underling Hirata was not a very complex character, yet he was intriguing to me When he was injured in a previous book, I felt bad for him With the addition of the mystic martial arts, used as a plot to help Hirata heal, his story took a nose dive It s not the mystical martial arts that bothers me It s the ghost part and the handling of the trances and powers by Rowland In this book, it was all I could do not to skip over H...


  9. says:

    Not at all what I expected, this book is a mystery inside a beautifully rendered oriental setting Laura Joh Rowland has written a story that clips along at a good pace, meant to keep an audience turning pages for the next answer in a puzzle that stays just out of reach I thoroughly enjoyed the novel for several reasons First of all, it s been a while since I read such lovely details of costumes, arts and interiors of Japan These descriptions brought me right into the novel visually I could Not at all what I expected, this book is a mystery inside a beautifully rendered oriental setting Laura Joh Rowland has written a story that clips along at a good pace, meant to keep an audience turning pages for the next answe...


  10. says:

    I love stories set in Japan and The Shogun s Daughter does not disappoint I had not know of the writings of Ms Rowland prior to this and I m so happy to have been introduced I now have 16 books to look forward to in my spare time Pause for laughing fit The book opens with the heartbreaking death of the Shogun s daughter which sets the intrigue in motion And intrigue there is The Shogun is well, not too bright and the factions within his cabinet for lack of a better word have been at war I love stories set in Japan and The Shogun s Daughter does not disappoint I had not know of the writings of Ms Rowland prior to this and I m so happy to have been introduced I now have 16 books to look forward to in my spare time Pause for laughing fit The book opens with the heartbreaking death of the Shogun s daughter which sets the intrigue in motion And intrigue there is The Shogun is well, not too bright and the factions within his cabinet for lack of a better word have been at war for a long time At this juncture the enemy of our hero Sano Ichiro seems to gain the upper hand by convincing the Shogun that he has fathered a son Most believe that the son really belongs to Yanigisawa himself but with the Shogun s backing nothing can...


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