Indiemas is a celebration of indie books that was started by the author S. Usher Evans. Who doesn’t love a good indie book? For the next twelve days I’ll be recommending an indie book (a book with under 3000 reviews) daily and giving away six of them on my twitter. Keep your eyes open for some great recs!
On the fourth day of Indiemas my blogger gave to me:Risuko by David Kudler
Series: Season of the Sword
Published by Stillpoint Digital Press
Published On: June 15, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Japan 1500s
Maturity Level: Young Adult - Minor violence
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I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Can one girl win a war?
My name is Kano Murasaki, but most people call me Risuko. Squirrel.
I am from Serenity Province, though I was not born there.
My nation has been at war for a hundred years, Serenity is under attack, my family is in disgrace, but some people think that I can bring victory. That I can be a very special kind of woman.
All I want to do is climb.
My name is Kano Murasaki, but everyone calls me Squirrel.
Though Japan has been devastated by a century of civil war, Risuko just wants to climb trees. Growing up far from the battlefields and court intrigues, the fatherless girl finds herself pulled into a plot that may reunite Japan -- or may destroy it. She is torn from her home and what is left of her family, but finds new friends at a school that may not be what it seems.
Magical but historical, Risuko follows her along the first dangerous steps to discovering who she truly is.
Kano Murasaki, called Risuko (Squirrel) is a young, fatherless girl, more comfortable climbing trees than down on the ground. Yet she finds herself enmeshed in a game where the board is the whole nation of Japan, where the pieces are armies, moved by scheming lords, and a single girl couldn't possibly have the power to change the outcome. Or could she?
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