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    Latest Updated IGNOU Courses List with Fee Structure time to spread the word Cloud of ePUB Ä of their God Among them, Emily Gibson, a woman seeking redemption from a tormented past, and Matthew Stark, a coldeyed killer with one death on his mind Neither realizes that their future in Japan has already been foreseen For a young nobleman, Lord Genji, has dreamt that his life will be saved by an outsider in the New Year Widely reviled as a dilettante, Lord Genji has one weapon with which to inspire awe In his family, one in every generation is said to have the gift of prophecy And what Lord Genji sees has struck fear in many around him As the Shogun’s secret police chief plots Genji’s deathand the utter destruction of his entire clanthe young and untried lord must prove that he is than the handsome womanizer of legend, famed lover of Edo’s most celebrated geisha, Lady Heiko, and that his prophetic powers are no mere fairy tale Forced to escape from Edo and flee to his ancestral stronghold, the spectacular Cloud of Sparrows Castle, Genji joins his fate with Emily and Stark, unaware of the dark forces that drive them Together with Genji’s uncle, Lord Shigeru, a legendary swordsman kneedeep in the blood of his own kin, and the enigmatic Lady Heiko, the unlikely band embarks on a harrowing journey through a landscape bristling with dangerto prepare for a final battleHere, on a snowscape stained with blood, horror will mix with wonder, secrets will unravel, and love will duel with vengeanceas East and West, flesh and spirit, past and future, collide in ways no oneleast of all Genjicould have imagined."/>
  • Paperback
  • 432
  • Cloud of Sparrows
  • Takashi Matsuoka
  • English
  • 15 July 2019
  • 9780385338509

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  1. Dimitri Dimitri says:

    Cloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB ¹ Cloud of ePUB Ä cloud download, sparrows kindle, Cloud of kindle, Cloud of SparrowsCloud of Sparrows PDFEPUBWhen a psychologically disturbed senior samurai shows up who masters the art of fighting with two katanas , you know you're in Shogun territory. It's worth taking a slow ride. Matsuoka can pass an important plot point or beautiful vignette by you in the flash of


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

    Cloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB ¹ Cloud of ePUB Ä cloud download, sparrows kindle, Cloud of kindle, Cloud of SparrowsCloud of Sparrows PDFEPUBA streamlined version of Shogun, sacrificing some of the depth of characterization and subtlety of political power games in favor of extra servings of ninja duels, geisha seductions and personal vendettas. The conflict between the Eastern and Western cultures is moved from 1600 to 1861, and the strongarming of the Tokugawa Shogunate by American and European warships into opening the country for trade (or legalized robbery as it turned out). Japan is on the brink of major shift in policy, not yet strong enough to respond to the foreigners provocations and held back by a medieval social system that has remained unchanged since the Battle of Sekigawara - often mentioned in the text as the previous major turning point in the history of the nation.

    The main Japanese players are a progresive daimyo (Genji), his household retainers, his mentally deranged uncle, the most famous geisha in Edo , the chief of the Shogun's secret police and a ninja in his service. The


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    Cloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB ¹ Cloud of ePUB Ä cloud download, sparrows kindle, Cloud of kindle, Cloud of SparrowsCloud of Sparrows PDFEPUBThis was such a good book, but maybe not for the reasons most people will talk about. Yes, it is similar to Shogun and The Last Samurai in scope, detail, and entertainment. And the writing is so evocative; so many details about Japanese culture during the pre-Meiji era that I get off on.

    For me though this wasn’t just a drama of that time period in Japan; it was more than that. I felt in some ways this was a very spiritual story. Author Takashi Matsuoka incorporates a lot of Zen Buddhist philosophy that the samurai way of life embodied. I enjoyed this the most.

    Genji is a daimyo of a small clan. He comes from a direct line of daimyo that have the ability of pre-cognition. It’s well known amongst the clans that this


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    Cloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB ¹ Cloud of ePUB Ä cloud download, sparrows kindle, Cloud of kindle, Cloud of SparrowsCloud of Sparrows PDFEPUBBeautiful story about two Americans and an amazing cast of Japanese warriors whose lives are intertwined in 19th century Japan. Lots of political intrigue, cultural references, gorgeous settings and descriptions. And Lord Genji is on my list of favorite heroes ever. A truly amazing book.


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    Cloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB ¹ Cloud of ePUB Ä cloud download, sparrows kindle, Cloud of kindle, Cloud of SparrowsCloud of Sparrows PDFEPUBReading Cloud of Sparrows the 1st time, you can't help but be reminded of Clavell's Shogun (subsequently, one of my favorite books), which in my opinion, is a very good thing. Taking place in 1861, right when the west began to invade the east, the story centers around 5 main characters.....Lord Genji, who has seen that his life will be saved by an outsider. He has been the one chosen once in a generation to have the gift of prophesy. Emily Gibson- a


  6. Barry Barry says:

    Cloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB ¹ Cloud of ePUB Ä cloud download, sparrows kindle, Cloud of kindle, Cloud of SparrowsCloud of Sparrows PDFEPUBThe method of story telling I thought was quite different. The author took you back and forth in time flawlessly. I think if you had a prior understanding of Japanese culture it would make the story much more interesting as some actions in the story do not fit western culture.


  7. Shawn Thrasher Shawn Thrasher says:

    Cloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB ¹ Cloud of ePUB Ä cloud download, sparrows kindle, Cloud of kindle, Cloud of SparrowsCloud of Sparrows PDFEPUBUneven, but still enjoyable.


  8. Reed Pendergrass Reed Pendergrass says:

    Cloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB ¹ Cloud of ePUB Ä cloud download, sparrows kindle, Cloud of kindle, Cloud of SparrowsCloud of Sparrows PDFEPUBCloud of Sparrows reads like a cross between an action film, a western, and a cheesy melodrama. That may sound bad, but this pretty much describes most good samurai stories. The senseless violence and insufferable arrogance of the samurai is often juxtaposed with his intense passion, loyalty, depth of feeling, and often ridiculous sentimentality.

    Set at end of the Edo period, the last years of the samurai, the book opens 6 years after Japan opened its borders to foreigners for the first time in 200 years and 8 years after Commodore Perry threatened to bombard Edo if the shogunate refused to trade and negotiate with the West. Like most books of this period, it's a nice way of seeing the mindset and historical setting that led to Japan's transformation into the empire of WWII, growing from a feudalistic society into modern military powerhouse in just 70 years or so (arguably 1868-1945).

    The author depicts what the samurai were in interesting ways. H


  9. kagami kagami says:

    Cloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB ¹ Cloud of ePUB Ä cloud download, sparrows kindle, Cloud of kindle, Cloud of SparrowsCloud of Sparrows PDFEPUBAn exquisite book! I immensely enjoyed every page of it.
    I loved the story, the complexity of the characters, the style, the imagery, and every little detail of the narrative. I was thrilled at last to encounter a read which, in my view, truthfully portrays the inner workings of Japanese feudal society, the rigid codes that used to rule the behaviour of each member of that nation.
    Even a daimyo - a Great Lord, who is answerable only to the Shogun and the Emperor - cannot really do what he pleases because he is required to adhere to the unspoken, age-old codes of conduct which have governed the actions of every individual from every social stratum throughout Japan for centuries.
    The story takes place on the brink of collapse of this system and we are given glimpses of the future through the incredulous, horror-


  10. Shari Shari says:

    Cloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB ¹ Cloud of ePUB Ä cloud download, sparrows kindle, Cloud of kindle, Cloud of SparrowsCloud of Sparrows PDFEPUBIn spite of the bloody, brutal and gory scenes, I found myself liking this book. It wasn't just about fighting and getting revenge by clans of samurais, but also about how Edo responded and reacted to the forced opening of the country to the world. It was interesting to read the clash of cultures between Japan and the rest of the world, such as how one would perceive beauty and express its appreciation. At the s


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Cloud of SparrowsCloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB ¹ Cloud of ePUB Ä cloud download, sparrows kindle, Cloud of kindle, Cloud of SparrowsCloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB It is the dawn of the New Year,After two centuries of isolation, Japan has been forced to open its doors to the West, igniting a clash of cultures and generations And as foreign ships threaten to rain destruction on the Shogun’s castle in Edo, a small group of American missionaries has chosen this time to spread the word Cloud of ePUB Ä of their God Among them, Emily Gibson, a woman seeking redemption from a tormented past, and Matthew Stark, a coldeyed killer with one death on his mind Neither realizes that their future in Japan has already been foreseen For a young nobleman, Lord Genji, has dreamt that his life will be saved by an outsider in the New Year Widely reviled as a dilettante, Lord Genji has one weapon with which to inspire awe In his family, one in every generation is said to have the gift of prophecy And what Lord Genji sees has struck fear in many around him As the Shogun’s secret police chief plots Genji’s deathand the utter destruction of his entire clanthe young and untried lord must prove that he is than the handsome womanizer of legend, famed lover of Edo’s most celebrated geisha, Lady Heiko, and that his prophetic powers are no mere fairy tale Forced to escape from Edo and flee to his ancestral stronghold, the spectacular Cloud of Sparrows Castle, Genji joins his fate with Emily and Stark, unaware of the dark forces that drive them Together with Genji’s uncle, Lord Shigeru, a legendary swordsman kneedeep in the blood of his own kin, and the enigmatic Lady Heiko, the unlikely band embarks on a harrowing journey through a landscape bristling with dangerto prepare for a final battleHere, on a snowscape stained with blood, horror will mix with wonder, secrets will unravel, and love will duel with vengeanceas East and West, flesh and spirit, past and future, collide in ways no oneleast of all Genjicould have imagined.


About the Author: Takashi Matsuoka

Cloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB ¹ Cloud of ePUB Ä cloud download, sparrows kindle, Cloud of kindle, Cloud of SparrowsCloud of Sparrows PDF/EPUB Takashi Matsuoka is a first generation Japanese American writer living in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Before commiting full time to the writing profession, he used to work at a Zen Buddhist temple His books, historical novels depicting American missionaries' visits to Japan, are often compared to Shōgun and the rest James Clavell's series In addition to writing novels, Cloud of ePUB Ä Matsuoka also worked.