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Sisters of the Sword 2: Chasing the Secret Hardcover – Bargain Price, January 27, 2009
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“This rousing new series starts off with a bang, or more accurately, the silent thrust of a sword…the dangerous finale smoothly leads into the next book.” (ALA Booklist )
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Hana and Kimi escaped, as did their mother and their young brother, but the four became separated. For Hana and Kimi, the only hope of survival is to disguise themselves as young boys and seek safety in the martial arts training school, or dojo, of the insightful Master Goku.
They befriend fellow student Tatsuya, who, along with Master Goku, is the only one to know their secret. Things are going well, until Hidehira's son attacks and "accidentally" kills Master Goku in a competition, leaving Hana and Kimi without their greatest ally.
This sequel to SISTERS OF THE SWORD picks up shortly after the previous volume leaves off, plunging sisters Hana and Kimi, as well as Tatsuya, straight into action as they fight to protect their identity from their uncle Hidehira while simultaneously trying to follow a series of clues leading to Hana and Kimi's mother. Along the way, they will be forced to prove their strength, both of body and mind, in order to outfight and outwit Hidehira's forces.
Since Hana and Kimi are back on the run, there's a lot more movement, and arguably a lot more action, in this book. But the characters are still the heart of the story, and they are all remarkably well-drawn. I especially enjoyed the subtle differences that emerged between the twin sisters, and the development of their friendship with Tatsuya.
The path of riddles they follow in order to find their mother is intricately crafted and had me second-guessing myself every other page.Read more ›
Kimi and Hana do not disappoint in this story. The kick-butt female samurais show up again and show those male samurais a thing or two. I loved how Kimi would get out of bad situation after bad situation, without it being over repetitive. The plot twists in this book are unexpected in a good way, and I have a feeling that one of them is leading up to Tatsuyu finding his father! -squeal-
This isn't just an action book, though. I learned a bit about how life was back in Japan back then. I'll admit that I learned more in Sisters of the Sword, but there are still a couple interesting tidbits in here.
And the ending made me so eager to read book three! Maya Snow absolutely rocks at writing endings so that you can't wait until you can read the next book. The only thing is...my library does not have book three. Poo.
So, if you haven't read this book, I would HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend it. Like I said in Sisters of the Sword, even people who hate reading have a good chance of becoming hooked on this addicting series!
After the death of their teacher, Kimi and Hana learn that their mother and younger brother are alive and waiting for them. Kimi and Hana are forced to flee the school and race against their Uncle's men to find their mother and bro.
Their journey shows them the cruel suffering of their people due to their Uncles selfish rule. As well as the dangers of people to pretend to be kind, the gruff that are ready and willing to rebel, and the generosity of those who hardly have anything to give.
Their rescue of their family lead to a battle showing the extent of their Uncle military strength.
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Great book would well for young adults. Interesting view p
Of sameri and their code as displayed by two teenage sisters.
This story continues the story of Kimi and Hana as they work to bring their evil Uncle Hidehira to justice; an Uncle who had murdered their family... Read morePublished on October 20, 2010 by Joel B. Kirk
i love this troligy!too bad there isnt a 4th one. this book is about the continuation of the first sister of tne sword. Read morePublished on September 16, 2010 by kieshamartin