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Blossoms and Shadows

by Lian Hearn

Japan, 1857.

For many centuries, it has been isolated. Its borders have been protected, and foreign influences excluded. Japan is the world, ruled by an ancient culture, beholden to traditional ideas. But now, the Western powers are at Japanʼs shores. The people are restless…and a revolution is building. The age of the samurai is ending. One young woman finds herself at the centre of the storm.

This is her story.

  • Year of Publication: 2010
  • Genre: Literature
  • Audience: Adult