‘To paraphrase the famous words of the Three Great Shoguns of Japan: “Little Bird - if you do not read this book, you will miss something good in the wind.” In these stories and excerpts Alex and Josh show their deep interest in samurai, and approach the subject with the respect and sophistication due to the twofold Way of the pen and the sword.’ —Sean... [click here for more]
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Ostracized for speaking her mind and standing up against a man she doesn't wish to marry, a young girl is cast out of her village and forced to fend for herself in the mountains. When she ventures too closely to a lake and nearly drowns, she is rescued by a man from Athens who introduces himself as Herodotus. What transpires after the rescue is an education... [click here for more]
A classic Japanese tale, the story of Yoshitsune & Benkei is about a skillful swordsman, Yoshitsune, who defeated the legendary warrior monk Benkei in a duel. From then on, Benkei became Yoshitsune's retainer, accompanying him as an outlaw, and eventually dying with him at the Siege of Koromogawa. It is a story of bravery, loyalty, and legend. ... [click here for more]