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Autumn Bridge Autumn Bridge PDF Ð Paperback autumn mobile, bridge pdf, Autumn BridgeAutumn Bridge PDFIn the year , in the highest tower of Cloud of Sparrows Castle, a beautiful woman sits by the window, watching as enemies gather below and fires spread through the night As she calmly awaits her fate, she begins to write, carefully setting down on a scroll the secret history of the Okumichi clan…of the gift of prophecy they share and the extraordinary destiny that awaits them For six centuries, these remarkable writings lay hidden—until they are uncovered by an American woman, a missionary named Emily Gibson, who arrived in Edo harbor in , in flight from a tragic past Soon an extraordinary man would enter her life: Lord Genji of the Okumichi clan, a nobleman with a gift of prophecy who must defend his embattled family—and confront forbidden feelings for an outsider in his midst Emily, too, soon finds herself at a turning point; courted by two westerners, she knows her heart belongs to the one man she cannot have But Emily has found a mission of her own: translating Genji’s ancestral history, losing herself in an epic tale of heroism and forbidden love For here is the story of Lady Shizuka, the beautiful witchprincess who has enchanted Okumichi men for generations…of Genji’s ancestors, Lord Hironobu and Lord Kiyori, and of the terrible betrayals that befell them…and of Genji’s parents: a wastrel father and his child bride whose tragic love has shaped Genji as a leader and as a man As Emily sifts through the fragile scrolls, she begins to see threads of her own life woven into the ancient writings And as past and present collide, a hidden history comes to life, and with it a secret prophecy that has been shrouded for centuries, and may now finally be revealed Takashi Matsuoka’s spellbinding novel is infused with spectacle, intricately woven, magically told Autumn Bridge is a feast for the senses, a work of truly dazzling storytellingFrom the Hardcover edition.


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  1. Algernon (Darth Anyan) Algernon (Darth Anyan) says:

    Autumn Bridge PDF Ð Paperback autumn mobile, bridge pdf, Autumn BridgeAutumn Bridge PDF
    The overthrow of the Tokugawa Shogunate, the Restoration of the Emperor, the abolition of the samurai class, the dissolution of the domains, the unprecedented intrusion of foreigners into Japan, the destruction of the last heroic proponents of bushido--all these events had occurred in the span of less than ten years.

    The radical late XIX century changes in Japan society offer a rich filon of inspiration for the epic canvas of Takashi Matsuoka. This second 'Samurai' book is more of a companion book than a direct sequel to Cloud of Sparrows . The main characters are the same, but there is a definite change of focus from the cinematic action and political infighting among the elite feudal lords of the Shogunate towards the intimate, the philosophical implications and the personal struggle of the actors to cope with a changing environment. In order to examine in detail the way the Bushido code of honor and the century spanning vendettas between the gr


  2. Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk says:

    Autumn Bridge PDF Ð Paperback autumn mobile, bridge pdf, Autumn BridgeAutumn Bridge PDFIt is interesting how people react differently to books, just like people. When I finished Autumn Bridge I felt as if someone had just died. There was a moment during which I actually felt empty and wanted to grieve. I felt the same way after reading Cloud of Sparrows, yet when I started to read this, its sequel, I remembered very little of that story... it came back to me in visions, like personal memories. There will be people who will read both books and wonder what all the fuss is about... I can't answer that, how the books affected me is a personal thing and could well be linked to the numerous facets that make up my interests and maybe in the sentimentality (I've chosen a word harsh critics might use) that runs through the stories. Autumn Bridge is suffused with a beautiful idea; it is about love and fate and about a period in Japan's history that was as difficult as giving birth (the quite rapid change from a static, almost mediaeval society to


  3. Sharon Sharon says:

    Autumn Bridge PDF Ð Paperback autumn mobile, bridge pdf, Autumn BridgeAutumn Bridge PDFIf James Clavell's Shogun had been as good as Cloud of Sparrows, I might have finished reading it.

    I am serious.

    Cloud of Sparrows is the story of Lord Genji, a Japanese noble who allows Western missionaries to come to his domain. One member of each generation in his family has the gift of prophecy, and Genji has had a vision that his life w


  4. Einahpets Einahpets says:

    Autumn Bridge PDF Ð Paperback autumn mobile, bridge pdf, Autumn BridgeAutumn Bridge PDFI read Cloud of Sparrows when I was a teenager and it had been my favorite book since that day. When I found out that there was a


  5. BDT BDT says:

    Autumn Bridge PDF Ð Paperback autumn mobile, bridge pdf, Autumn BridgeAutumn Bridge PDFTo start off, I loved Cloud of Sparrows. Matsuoka is a gifted writer, and it's a shame that he hasn't written more.

    When I first started reading this, I was concerned that it wouldn't live up to Cloud of Sparrows, and had a difficult time understanding the book's structure (frequent jumps back and forth between time periods). However, it all began to make sense after about 25% through, and I found myself racing to the finish.

    The sheer depth of emotion and description of the flaws of each and every character made the story real. All of the plot holes in Cloud of Sparrows are woven together and answered in ways that were impossible to predict. The reader gets a sense of the rise and fall of the Tokugawa regime, with particular focus on the decline and fall of the samurai class.

    The complexity and incredible plot development makes this even better


  6. Marc Jentzsch Marc Jentzsch says:

    Autumn Bridge PDF Ð Paperback autumn mobile, bridge pdf, Autumn BridgeAutumn Bridge PDFA worthy sequel to Cloud of Sparrows, Autumn Bridge fills in the few big gaps left by the previous book. Though it's difficult to say what truly constitutes the present of the narrative in Autumn Bridge, we are also in


  7. Shari Shari says:

    Autumn Bridge PDF Ð Paperback autumn mobile, bridge pdf, Autumn BridgeAutumn Bridge PDFDramatic, lyrical and creative. I found this book better than Cloud of Sparrows. The going back and forth in time was a bit confusing at first, but it immediately made sense and even added depth to the setting and characters and moved the story forward by tying the loosed ends in Cloud of Sparrows. This book also gives background to the pre-Restoration era. It's the story of Japan just as much as Genji, Emily, K


  8. Virginia Virginia says:

    Autumn Bridge PDF Ð Paperback autumn mobile, bridge pdf, Autumn BridgeAutumn Bridge PDFLoved many parts of this story, but found some things about it incredibly problematic. One character arc contains a serial sexual abuser who has a redemption arc, which I find unacceptable.


  9. Liz Chapman Liz Chapman says:

    Autumn Bridge PDF Ð Paperback autumn mobile, bridge pdf, Autumn BridgeAutumn Bridge PDFSome readers have written very long reviews of this book but I just want to say I really enjoyed reading it. It did remind me in places of James Clavell's Shogun but I liked that book as well. I did get a bit confused with the constant time changes in the story but I sorted it out in the end. If you want a synopsis of the book read other reviews I'm just happy I read it.


  10. Charnette Charnette says:

    Autumn Bridge PDF Ð Paperback autumn mobile, bridge pdf, Autumn BridgeAutumn Bridge PDFOnce again Matsuoka amazed me. I'm eagerly awaiting his next book, because I simply loved both of his books (this one and Cloud of Sparrows).


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