Shōgun: A Novel of Japan
A narrative of conflicting cultures, loyalties, motivations, and traditions in early-seventeenth-century Japan, involving the powerful and power-hungry Lord Toranaga, the ambitious Englishman, Blackthorne, and the Lady Mariko, a Catholic convert in love with the barbarian Englishman.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Joe73 - LibraryThing
Overall this is an incredible story. Even though it takes 1300 pages for the author to tell us that all Toranaga wanted was a friend. Great history blended with heated emotions, loss, betrayal and lots of daring do. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - niquetteb - LibraryThing
Blackthorne is a ship's pilot in the 15th or 16th century. He finds a way to Japan through Portuguese rutters. He makes a considerable influence on many Japanese and vice versa throughout. An extremely long novel that took me about a year to finish reading. Read full review