Daughter of the Sword
Mariko Oshiro is not your average Tokyo cop. As the only female detective in the city’s most elite police unit, she has to fight for every ounce of respect, especially from her new boss. While she wants to track down a rumored cocaine shipment, he gives her the least promising case possible. But... show more
Mariko Oshiro is not your average Tokyo cop. As the only female detective in the city’s most elite police unit, she has to fight for every ounce of respect, especially from her new boss. While she wants to track down a rumored cocaine shipment, he gives her the least promising case possible. But the case—the attempted theft of an old samurai sword—proves more dangerous than anyone on the force could have imagined. The owner of the sword, Professor Yasuo Yamada, says it was crafted by the legendary Master Inazuma, a sword smith whose blades are rumored to have magical qualities. The man trying to steal it already owns another Inazuma—one whose deadly power eventually comes to control all who wield it. Or so says Yamada, and though he has studied swords and swordsmanship all his life, Mariko isn’t convinced. But Mariko’s skepticism hardly matters. Her investigation has put her on a collision course with a curse centuries old and as bloodthirsty as ever. She is only the latest in a long line of warriors and soldiers to confront this power, and even the sword she learns to wield could turn against her.
Publish date: 2012-10-02
Publisher: Roc Trade
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: The Fated Blades (#1)
Daughter of the Sword (Fated Blades, #1) by Steve Bein Recommended for: Those looking for a different style of UF Daughter of the Sword is not your standard urban fantasy. It is free from snarky, trenchcoat-wearing protagonists, twisted fairy tales, and supernaturally steamy love triangles. Ther...
It's a well-worth 5 stars, as a student of oriental philosophy and martial arts this book is a pleasure to read. The plot, the writting and the characters made me impossible to put down the book. Even if you are not into oriental philosophy it's a good story to read. The glossary makes the book easy...
I have to admit, the idea of a female cop inheriting a “cursed” sword certainly had me expecting a Witchblade derivative, and I was very pleasantly surprised (not that I don’t like Witchblade, I adore it, but that is exactly why a pale copy would be disappointing). While there’s a broad surface si...
I am somewhat at a loss for words to explain why, exactly, Daughter of the Sword was an emotional miss. The story begins with a look inside Fuchida's head as he heads out to kill someone. Fuchida is an ambitious member of the yakuza, the Japanese mafia, and has an unnatural affection for his sword. ...