- File Size: 529 KB
- Print Length: 218 pages
- Publisher: The Mariko Press; 1 edition (September 16, 2013)
- Publication Date: September 16, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F8UEYB8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The main characters in the story are Mineko and Yasuo. Mineko is the main female character. The story begins when Mineko is a young child in the arms of her older sister Ayameko, and the Blue Moon Assassins, led by their leader, Masao, enter their home and brutally slaughter their parents. Then, they take the two young girls back to their home. They send Ayameko off, but not before she makes a promise to come back for Mineko. They then make Mineko a slave and she grows up as a slave to them, tortured, beaten and abused physically, mentally, psychologically. (It is only a matter of time before Masao stops looking at her as a child and decides to violate her as an adult woman.) His subordinates already watch her bathe. She feels that no one loves her and she has forgotten what it feels like to be loved. Her only friends are animals. The faint hope that one day her sister will come back for her is all that keeps her going.
Anyway, a new young samurai comes to the home of the Blue Moon Samurai and his name is Yasuo. He is instantly attracted to Mineko and they start seeing one another secretly…this is where the story really begins to take off.
This story will draw you in so deeply that you will not be able to stop reading it. Mineko suffers so much and yet Yasuo finds a way to save her from a life of daily torment, humiliation and battery. He wants to make her his wife and raise a family with her, but Mineko is dead set on two things: finding her sister and killing the Blue Moon Samurai members.
Plenty of action, emotion-churning scenes and content, blood and gore and violence, all while a beautiful, innocent romance blossoms between Mineko and Yasuo. Wonderful story all around, I felt, although I am not usually one to enjoy stories about revenge. This book was one of the most engaging stories I’ve read in a while! Highly recommended! (Not for the faint of heart, though. Some of the torture and abuse is pretty graphic!)
Follow Mineko during her captivity in Japan during the 17th century. Constantly degraded, she did find friends in two dogs, which gave some relief to her plight. Just when she feels like she will never be strong enough to escape the madness, in walks Yasuo, a handsome and kind samurai. His kindness overwhelms her and amazingly he wins her trust. I expected him to just sweep her up and rescue her, but that is only part of the story. When given the chance, she still had to pull herself up and do what she had to do to exact vengeance upon those who made her life worse than that of an animal for close to 15 years. Yasuo does not do it for her, but he is her rock of support, making sure that she has everything she needs to wipe the slate clean.
This is a great read with love, brutality, murder, and betrayal. The ending knocked me off my feet with a surprise that I did not see coming. I felt so badly for little Mineko, and I found myself praying for her and hoping that her strength, both physical and mental, would not fail. I also saw hope in the fact that Mineko still had a heart soft enough to love and care for others. There is graphic violence throughout the story that may make you cringe, but overall you will be amazed at the poise and determination of this young woman. I see the potential for a sequel since one of her descendants is now an assassin, so I am waiting anxiously for the book!
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