Thursday, October 18, 2012

From the Review Pile #3: The Sixth Precept by Larry Ivkovich

From the Review Pile is a weekly meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page.

Featured this week: The Sixth Precept by  Larry Ivkovich

Pages: 346
Publisher: IFWG Publishing
Publication Date: Oct 19, 2011

A copy of this book is provided by the authors via Virtual Book Tour Cafe' for an upcoming blog tour, in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis via Goodreads: 

In 16th century medieval Japan, Yoshima Mitsu, who is gifted with psychic powers, uses her prescient abilities to send her young attendant, Shioko, into the future. There, Mitsu belives Shioko will be safe from the purges of the maniacal warlord Omori Kadanamora, his warrior monks, and his half-human, half-bestial Shadow Trackers...

In present-day Pittsburgh, police lieutenant Kim Yoshima is attacked by a creature out of someone's twisted nightmare. In the aftermath of the terrifying struggle, Kin finds a young Japanese girl named Shioko, lost, confused, and calling Kim "Mitsu" and her monstrous attacker a "Shadow Tracker."

Wayne Brewster dreams of a costumed hero, ArcNight. But more than that, he feels bizarrely connected to the fictional crime fighter as if ArcNight and his comic book world are real. And in all of his dreams, Wayne sees one constant, one face repeated over and over--the face of Kim Yoshima.

Using her powers, Kim, accompanied by Shioko and Wayne, travels by means of a temporal rift to feudal Japan. There they must assume different personas to fight Omori and creatures of Japan's mythological world to fulfill ancient prophesy and modern historical fact.

If they fail, history will be altered and the world will be forever changed.

I haven't read many Urban Fantasy books, and I'm hoping this one to be great! I mean, Japan's myths? Count me in!

The bruised and burning pain in his shoulder caused him to cry out and lean against the cool brick of the building. Frantically he felt for the artifact, nestled in his inside jacket pocket. Yes, it was still there, at least a reproduction of it was. Others of his sect were also searching the country with their own facsimiles. The one he sought as She-Who-Comes-Before may, in truth, not be the one.

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  1. Sounds interesting. I hope you'll like the book. Happy reading.

  2. Sounds pretty good! I don't read much Eastern stuff, but I'll definitely TBR this one. Thanks! :D

    1. Thanks, Liesel. It was fun and enlightening to research and write.

  3. Thank you for hosting me on my Virtual Book Tour, Katie.


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