Cold Blood: Yamabuki vs. the Sword Master

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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.44 inches | 0.64 pounds

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About the Author
For several years, Katherine M. Lawrence has been researching and writing the adventures of Yamabuki, an actual historic female samurai who lived in the Heian Era of Japan. Inspired by several decades in the martial arts halls led by women -- Ja Shin Do, the San Jose State University Kendo Club, and Pai Lum White Lotus Fist-Crane style -- Katherine set out to write about the experiences of women who train in warriors skills...and Yamabuki in particular. Katherine graduated from the University of Washington with a BA degree in both History and Chemistry, and continued with work on a Masters in History at the Far Eastern and Slavic Institute. She also received an MBA from Harvard University.

"You don't write an excellent story by accident."

Cold Blood "draws out one of the best elements of historical fiction which is when it educates as well as entertains.... Revealing any of the interesting things would be spoilers because they are all weaved together to create a strong ending in which Lawrence was deft enough to play off of reader's create surprises toward the end which makes me confident she knew what she was doing."

"Heck, it was so good I immediately bought a satellite novelette by Lawrence featuring Yamabuki called Cold Sake, and it takes something special to get me to venture below novella length. I highly recommend Cold Blood and I for one am eagerly awaiting the next book in the Sword of the Taka Samurai series."

--Carlyle Clark, Heroines of Fantasy