If you're a fan of pseudo-historical oriental tales, anime or games, download it. Hell, even if you're not into any of the above, enjoy a good free read. --Adventures of a Bookonaut
About the Author
He has won two Ditmar Awards, and he has been nominated for more than twenty other major awards including Spain's Premios Ignotus.
Shane is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and former Vice President of the Australian Horror Writers Association. When he is not writing, Shane is an editor and journalist by day and a sword fighting instructor by night.
In his youth, Shane was trained in the deadly arts of the ninja, and the name Jiraiya (lit. "Young Thunder", after the legendary ninja Jiraiya) was bestowed upon him by his sensei.
Shane currently lives in New Zealand, and his home on the web is jiraiya.com.au