Zipangu, Year of the Dog 1274: The Second Wave
by Judith Lesley Marshall
Set in Zipangu (ancient Japan) at the time of the first Mongol invasion, The Second Wave is the story of Chen who survives the typhoon sent by sun-goddess Amaterasu to protect the island chain. Washed up on a beach and close to death, he is rescued by monks from the nearby temple. He evades capture by adapting to life among them until the time of the second invasion.