Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, Vol. 1
THE BATTLE BEGINSThe Iga clan and the Kouga clan have been sworn enemies for more than four hundred years. Only the Hanzo Hattori truce has kept the two families from all-out war. Now, under the order of Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, the truce has finally been dissolved. Ten ninja from each clan must... show more
THE BATTLE BEGINSThe Iga clan and the Kouga clan have been sworn enemies for more than four hundred years. Only the Hanzo Hattori truce has kept the two families from all-out war. Now, under the order of Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, the truce has finally been dissolved. Ten ninja from each clan must fight to the death in order to determine who will be the next Tokugawa Shogun. The surviving clan will rule for the next thousand years.But not all the clan members are in agreement. Oboro of the Iga clan and Gennosuke of the Kouga clan have fallen deeply in love. Now these star-crossed lovers have been pitted against each other. Can their romance conquer a centuries-old rivalry? Or is their love destined to end in death?
Publish date: May 30th 2006
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: Basilisk (#1)
Wow. This great series comes to an end. I won't spoil much, but I will say that it ends like a classic Greek tragedy (if you know that genre, then you know what happens). The fight comes down to the last three ninja for each clan, but one of the sides has someone interfering. The action moves very f...
The battle between the Iga and Kouga clans continues, leaving only 5 ninjas left by the end of this volume (out of ten per side that started out). A noble lady decides to meddle, which could make things interesting. Once again, the pace on this one moves along very fast. One of the things I am notic...
The series continues as one clan places a shapeshifter in the enemy camp in an attempt to get an edge in the battle. Two feuding ninja clans, and a love story as the leaders of those two clans are in love. The thing I like about this series is that it reads very fast. Once you get started, you prett...
A great start to this series. Two ninja clans have been at each other's throats for centuries. Their war held back by a truce. Now, that truce is broken by the land's shogun. Ten ninja from each clan will fight to the death, and the surviving clan will rule the land for the next 1,000 years. To comp...