- File Size: 420 KB
- Print Length: 218 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 23, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07HM55Z63
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,412,989 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The book is set in Japan, beginning at the events leading up to the Onin War. The country is littered with rebellions and chaos. Meanwhile, the Shinto and Buddhist gods vie for followers who can offer them their prayers, and try to protect themselves from the threat of outside religions making their way into Japan.
Tsukiakari fled from Heaven after her father is found guilty of murder and her mother goes a bit mad. Wandering Japan, she comes to a ruined Kyoto and ends up killing two men in self-defense. Bishamonten, a god of war, sees her talent for violence and takes her in, offering her a place in his Senkumo clan and the chance to become a recognized goddess - an important lifeline for deities. We follow her through her training and early battles as she molds her nature into that of a war goddess. In the Senkumo clan, Tsukiakari is raised among 3 other orphan girls who become sisters to her.
I would recommend this to readers who enjoy stories primarily about battles and wars, or those who have an interest in Shinto mythology or historical Japanese settings.
This book was an interesting introduction to the series. I enjoyed the setting and inspirations taken from both the Shinto and Buddhist pantheons. Some of the characterizations felt included for shock value, which didn’t work that well for me, though, and made me struggle to care about the characters as much as I would have liked.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.