The Seabird of Sanematsu

The Seabird of Sanematsu❮EPUB❯ ✼ The Seabird of Sanematsu ✷ Author Kei Swanson – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Japan 1500 Aderyn Auilla wakes to the clamor of war An hour later she is the only European on the ship alive and is face to face with an evil samurai with a sword at her throat How will she save herse Japan Aderyn Auilla wakes to the clamor of war An hour later she is the only European on the ship alive and is face to face with an evil samurai with a sword at her throat How will she save herself Sanematsu Yoshihide has seen bloodshed in his short life than he ever imagined and cannot bring himself to spill But what will he do with the stranger who could bring civil war to his domain on the island of Kyushu The Seabird PDF/EPUB ² Together Aderyn and Sanematsu defy convention and the imperial decree that all gaijin must be put to death Can a man whose traditions and dedication to duty are as much a part of him as his blood challenge the very basis of his existence and those who would govern it and survive. As one of my book review books this one was a pleasant surprise Much in accord with my favorite book of all times by John Shors Beneath A Marble Sky it is a historical fiction; one of my favorite genres after reading John's bookHere's my reviewA historical fiction based on the samurai warrior lifestyle of the Japanese it was an absolutely WONDERFUL book I really could not put it down It's about a Daimyo king who's warriors take over a trade ship that is run by a business man and his family They kill all on board with the exception of one daughter who manages to pretend she is dead Unfortunately they find her alive as the Daimyo comes on board and instead of killing the 'barbarian' instantly as expected he decides to bring her to the castle for uestioning This 'barbarian' uickly connects with the Daimyo and not only does she throw his world upside down by being everything a woman is not allowed to be but takes his heart The worse part of the book is the ending line To Be Continued I about died thinking I have to wait for another book to be written 25 stars This book was frustrating because it had promise but felt like a first draft that needed the guidance of an experienced editor I'm surprised at all the glowing reviews The author obviously did her research but the exposition was often inelegant andor a dry info dump Many of the early interactions between the couple were repetitive and redundant and could've been be trimmed; I wondered if anything was actually going to happen aside from this girl sitting in a castle all day The overarching plot was very sparse and the villain was two dimensional and near comically bad As far as our hero and heroine go Sanematsu had moments of compelling depth that were sadly never really expanded on Aderyn behaved like a modern woman and seemed Mary Sue ish at times and it icked me out that she's 15 years old historical practices don't matter here we're modern readers and the author could've easily made her a couple years older and it wouldn't have altered the story Anyway I can't be bothered to read the seuels Recommended read Rich historical with Asian hero and white heroine It’s very sweet Heavy on medieval Japanese politics It’s the beginning of a series so I’ll tell you right now it ends in a cliffhanger The heroine is appropriately im mature she’s you know 15 or something yet sometimes in appropriately mature but I let it pass because of the time period and the assumption that you had to be a lot mature a lot faster For the most part I liked it but I dont think I'll read the rest of the series A bit dramatic for my taste Genre rating 3550Overall rating 2550After a very slow start the book did end up picking up the pace and actually establishing a plot about halfway through the book I do need to say that the plot is not groundbreaking however It's a romance novel so I kind of expected thatThe book is very much build upon the idea that everything is set in Sengoku Japan and relies a lot on that setting The historical aspect is done surprisingly well To someone like me who has a fairly good knowledge of Japanese history and culture the very lengthy descriptions of the rooms customs and clothes can be a bit much at times but I do see how that would be great for someone with very little or no knowledgeAs for the characters the book focuses basically exclusively on our two protagonists AderynTori and SanematsuYoshihideYoshi and how they relate to each other which is uite nicely done Tori herself feels a bit lifeless at times sometimes she overthinks things completely and then there are moments when she just seems to have no emotions at all like at the start when her entire family is basically killed in front of her and she is somehow coherent enough to notice and judge the clothes and facial expressions of the people around her very rationallyI would have loved to get a bit from the other characters dive into their lives and have them be less one dimensional We get to see a little bit of that at the very end of the book which makes me hopeful that we might get a bit of them in the second bookThe romance itself is a very very VERY slow burn and I actually appreciate that It could have developed a bit further at the end but it did get me excited enough to pick up book 2Overall the book is exactly what I was looking for a romance set in feudal Japan which there are definitely not enough of Recommended read Rich historical with Asian hero and white heroine It’s very sweet Heavy on medieval Japanese politics It’s the beginning of a series so I’ll tell you right now it ends in a cliffhanger The heroine is appropriately im mature she’s you know 15 or something yet sometimes in appropriately mature but I let it pass because of the time period and the assumption that you had to be a lot mature a lot faster My grandmother lent me this book she reads all the time but has never lent me a book she highly recommended it

The Seabird of Sanematsu eBook ç The Seabird
  • Paperback
  • 300 pages
  • The Seabird of Sanematsu
  • Kei Swanson
  • English
  • 22 February 2014
  • 9781934135891