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The Black Dragon
By the same author The Fall of the Shogun

Dov Silverman

Smashwords edition, copyright 2012


Copyright © Dov Silverman 1988, 2012

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

Silverman, Dov The black dragon.

I. Title 823[F] PR9510.9.S5/

Print ISBN 0-246-13179-9

Printed in Great Britain by William Collins Sons Ltd,

Westerhill, Glasgow

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In the search for myself,

I looked to the heavens,

But I found her at my side.


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To my wife, Janet, with all my love, Bobby

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

For Support and Encouragement Along the Way

Malka Rabinowitz Sylvia and Mel Springer Dr Shayne and Jack Birns Elsa and David Epstein

PROLOGUE

In Heaven, after the Dragon Islands were formed, eighty deities met on the banks of the Tranquil River. They delegated Ninigi-no- Mikoto, grandson of the Sun Goddess Amaterasu-o-mi-Kami, to the island of Kyushu.

Ninigi-no-Mikoto went to Kyushu bearing three treasures - a jewel, a sword and a mirror. With these symbols of divine authority, he established the imperial line that will forever guide Japan.

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