Shinobi, Book One

Shinobi, Book One Shinobi, Book One Epub Author Sessha Batto Nature In Modern Day Japan, The Ninja Legends Live On In A Grim Saga Of Political Maneuverings, Betrayal, Sexual Abuse, Torture And Dark Homoeroticism.The Shinobi Clans Lurk In The Shadows, Performing Services That Not Even The Hardened Yakuza Will Touch Takahashi Yoshi Fulfills His Duty With Soul Stripping Resolve, Each Assignment Driving A Nail Into A Coffin Of Lost Faith After Years Of Sexual Abuse And Torture In The Name Of Clan Honor, Yoshi Must Learn To Trust, But The Man Who Offers Him Hope Is Himself Flawed Sasaki Makoto Has Spent A Career In Torture And Interrogation, Exploring Not Only The Dark Secrets Of His Clan S Enemies, But Also The Darkness Within His Own Heart.How Far Must Yoshi Run To Escape His Shame And Torment This review was originally written for BDSM Book Reviews.Yoshi Takahashi is his ninja clan s most powerful assassin, the feared Shadow Wolf Only he hasn t been practicing his art much in recent years The clan leader finds it profitable for her to pimp him out as a sex toy to other clans and Yakuza crime lords to pay for her gambling and opium habits.Early on in the book, we re given a rather lengthy description of the sexual tortures to which Yoshi is subjected when he is sent on assignment to serve a Yakuza boss It s hard to label this BDSM, it s non consensual and there is no safe word Yoshi is bound, mutilated, bled and subjected to whatever humiliations his captors can think of I can get into a good master slave story, but Yoshi is already broken when the story begins, and not in a good way He receives no pleasure from his tortures, nor does he attempt to give any He simply endures the ordeals out of misplaced loyalty to his clan.Fortunately for Yoshi, the clan s chief interrogator, Makoto, has discovered what the clan leader has been doing, and informs the elders They remove the clan leader and send Makoto to rescue Yoshi, which he does with brutal efficiency The two men form a sort of bond over the ordeal, but this isn t the end of the story, which takes several twists and turns before Yoshi finally finds peace with the man he learns to love.The story telling in this book leaves a lot to be desired The aut
I bought this book because of the fabulous cover and publicity the author has done Reading the blurb, I thought it looked interesting, and having watched a few Japanese anime about ninjas over the years, I thought I d check it out Unfortunately, the book was a disappointment.This book had such a cool premise a talented shinobi warrior , forced to prostitute himself for the good of his clan, who is so battered emotionally and physically by his own people that he is really just waiting to die Unfortunately, I had the feeling all along that I was reading a fan fiction piece that had been rewritten to sell as an original story but which needed work The physical sexual abuse the main character suffers is detailed to such an extent that it seemed it was meant to titillate, rather than illustrate what dire straits this man was in at the beginning Not that I mind dubcon noncon, but it was so abusive, it just made me cringe And I just didn t get how such a talented shinobi could be used just for sex you d think they d want to exploit all of his abilities And when there was c
I promised myself I would finish this after reading the firdt few paragraphs and realising just how bad this book is, but it just isn t possible I won t even go into the story because for all I care this could have been the most brilliant story ever and it wouldn t have mattered one bit.Instead, let s consider writing and style This book is so terrible, the writing so riddled with glaring examples of bad life choices, it s impossible to read I m not kidding it s been a long while since I last read such a tenacious pile of garbage writing.Frist of all, the whole book makes no sense It s set after money, after drugs and after real estate, but strangely enough there are neither cities nor cars nor even horses to be found in the book Maybe it s some weird fantasy Japan Also, these Shinobi which is the smarter word for ninja can apparently dematerialize, but simply go on foot everywhere, which takes them days and makes me question where convenient means of transportation went to.The author apparently decided that while the Shinobi were Japanese, they would still talk like modern day Americans, which males no sense and leads to tasteless writing like Oh Kami and What in Kami s name which was said by no Japanese person ever ever ever ever ever I can t stress this enough First of all, Japan has a number of religions philosophies they ver
Characters with so much potential, but their development, if that can be called as such, left me disappointed I was intrigued by the darker aspects of this story, the description made it so full of expectations Where are the high skilled shinobi and the lo
Extremely intense but completely engrossing Although I was at the point where is one person abused Yoshi I didn t know if I could finish Just be prepared Well written and very interesting. This book took darkness and depravity to a whole new level with the amount of sexual abuse that it described in detail when Yoshi went on assignment with the Yakuza I have read some dark and horrific things, but this might be a whole new level for me as a reader Just when I thought that some of the sex scenes would be too much for me, the storyline itself swooped in and whisked me away with an intense interest in the story and concern for Yoshi s future Some of the titles and heirarchy were a bit difficult to follow, but I found myself intrigued and wanting to know about the mysterious Shadow Wolf and the accompanying organizations.When Makoto finds Yoshi and brings him back, their ensuing discussion and realizations were a bit heart warming after all of the pain that had taken place previously I wanted to believe that things would become easier for Yoshi, but I knew there would be much darkness to overcome.There seemed to be so much happening behind the scenes in this book and I wanted to know how all of that would come to light When Yoshi ended up with Kento and Kazuki, I needed to know about their plans for him and how that fit into the bigger picture of what they were trying to achieve As everything started to fall into place, I found it hard to step away from this book The storyline and drama were very masterfully wo
After reading Shinobi it took me several days to gather my thoughts to well, write a clear enough review that expressed my thoughts sufficiently So without further adoShinobi reads like your typical graphic novel or anime series at first, I am not sure whether this was the authors intent or not, but it does 10 points to Gryffindor for that Sorry for the Harry Potter reference, but he s totes bae Shinobi immerses the reader into the modern world of the samurai culture.Yoshi, along with all the things that he has been through in his life has taught himself that he is not important, that his desires and wishes are secondary He believes that his duty to his clan and the Shuudan are all that is important Young Yoshi has been through many things in his young life, with the majority being the worst of the worse, but his life changes the day he meets Makoto The six foot four mountain, scarred Japanese Samurai rescues the great Samurai Yoshi from a terrible fate two unlikely souls meet by chance, both scarred by life, and yet they both choose to pursue a relationship The couple went through many things, but still managed to triumph
Shinobi was an unexpected surprise for me I knew what the book was about, having seen it mentioned on several social networking sites, but I had no idea it was as good as it was Shinobi takes place in modern day Japan, where clans of ninjas are at war with each other Yoshi, the main character, is a shadow wolf, and a very special ninja He is also used as a sex slave whipping boy to fund the drug other habits of the malevoent Rin.Yoshi is an amazing character, used to years of abuse, a powerful and hard enough ninja to withstand countless torments, a tormented character himself who doesn t realize his own worth.I m not going to give the plot away, but suffice it to say that Yoshi, even though he s been sorely used under Rin s rule, performs selfless acts and shows that loyalty, sacrifice and love can indeed save a group of people, and eventually, himself as well, He s a clever character, an endearing one, and Sessha Batto did a wonderful job of delving deep into the inner workings of Y
This book is almost impossible to write a review for because even though it is an excellent and well written book that clearly deserves five stars, the content is not something that I want to say that I loved Yoshi, oh my god, my heart was so broken for this man He is the Shadow Wolf The strongest and most feared shinobi in his clan However, instead of using his talents as an assassin his leader uses him as a sex slave to pay off her opium debts and his loyalty does not allow him to say no The abuse that Yoshi undergoes is horrific The scenes are graphic but not gratuitous They are necessary to the story so that the reader can understand why Yoshi does not think that he is worthy of kindness or love Makoto is a torturer and interrogator who discovers what Yoshi is going through and sets out to s
I knew, when I started Shinobi, that I didn t care for erotica or BDSM, and so I mostly skimmed those scenes I did enjoy the story and the characters, and I suspect that many of the things I would highlight as flaws in this book are the result of genre constraints and not the abilities of the writer I would ve liked focus on the story and less on the sex, for instance, and I wish the paranormal aspects and the use of ki had prominence and definition Shinobi also left me with no doubts about Sessha s ability as a writer or storyteller, and I secretly hope or not so secretly, I guess that she turns her hand to mainstream fiction at some point Caveat this book is pretty dark Yoshi the main charact