Duel at Strolling Ponds

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Duel at Strolling Ponds is the second installment in The Tales of Katsume Shogoro, masterless samurai, and last surviving member of his family. Shogoro’s quest is to restore his clan’s lost honor, and undo the shame that burdens his soul. More
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About TD Bauer

I was born in South Dakota in 1973. I’ve lived in Alaska, Wisconsin, and Maryland. I’ve worked some interesting jobs over the years, some of which you may learn something about from my blog page. Fishing, hunting, reading, hiking, history, writing, travel…yeah, you get the idea.

I've dabbled in writing various genres of fiction, mostly for my own amusement, for as long as I can remember. From the prompting of friends in 2012 to share some of my stories with a larger audience came my 2013 New Year's Resolution. Now here I am self publishing.

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Review by: Biff Brannon on July 5, 2013 :
After reading the author's first story about Katsume Shogoro, I hoped that additional stories would soon follow. It took about two months for Duel at Strolling Ponds to appear, and the wait was well worth it.

In Duel at Strolling Ponds we learn a little more background information on the ronin Shogoro. However, what is learned only creates more mystery about the man. The author also introduces us to Shogoro's nemesis, Matsuo Kaname, who is a high ranking samurai and general to the Daimyo of Shinano Province. Kaname has problems of his own on top of Shogoro wanting to duel him.

Duel at Strolling Ponds also hints at the stirrings of war. How a war would affect the story and Shogoro's quest to restore his clan's lost honor is something I look forward to reading more about.

I am eagerly awaiting the next story to be published. I recommend The Tales of Katsume Shogoro to anybody who likes to read about feudal Japan.
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