Cold Blood: Yamabuki vs. the Sword Master

In ancient Japan, a warlord's only daughter, trained since childhood as a samurai, must travel through realms controlled by rival factions on a mission known only to her father. Veiled in the guise of an ordinary warrior, not even revealing that she is female, she must fight for her honor, her duty, and her clan. Blood will be spilled before it is over. 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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