Cold Rain: Yamabuki and the Warlord Prince

Traveling in the guise of an ordinary samurai, Yamabuki, not-yet seventeen and the only surviving daughter of a legendary warlord, continues her mission to bring important secret dispatches to the capital. Having killed a sword master, she gets waylaid in a lawless town, her path blocked by unseasonable snows, she meets a handsome young warlord. But meanwhile, a master assassin closes in on her. More
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About Katherine M. Lawrence

For several years, Katherine M. Lawrence has been researching and writing the adventures of Yamabuki, an actual historic female samurai who lived in the Heian Era of Japan. Inspired by several decades in the martial arts halls led by women -- Ja Shin Do, the San Jose State University Kendo Club, and Pai Lum White Lotus Fist-Crane style -- Katherine set out to write about the experiences of women who train in warriors skills...and Yamabuki in particular.

Katherine graduated from the University of Washington with a BA degree in both History and Chemistry, and continued with work on a Masters in History at the Far Eastern and Slavic Institute. She also received an MBA from Harvard University.

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About the Series: Sword of the Taka Samurai
In ancient Japan, Taka Yamabuki, a 16-year-old daughter of a warlord, trained as a samurai, embarks on her first mission, to deliver important dispatches to the capital, Heian-kyo. But the countryside is dangerous and she finds she must live by the sword, or die. And even as she discovers her inner strength and finds love along the way, powers greater than she have other plans for her, and she must choose between the life arranged for her and following the path of her own chosen destiny.

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