Heart of the Ronin

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    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download after he murders a policeman Heart of PDF/EPUB or and must flee Just when he thinks he has escaped trouble, he saves Kazuko, the daughter of an influential lord, from a group of bandits In return, he is asked to live in the lord s house, where he falls in love with Kazuko Forced to flee once again, Ken ishi goes on a hunt to discover his past while fighting off warriors and demons, not to mention worrying about the bounty that s on his head Will he find out if his father really was a samurai or why the sword he wields seems to be infused with magic Written while the author lived in Japan, HEART OF THE RONIN combines historical fiction with fantasy to keep readers guessing what Ken ishi will encounter next in Heerman s mystical universe Publishers Weekly says it best Numerous tantalizingly unresolved plot threads will have readers anxiously awaiting the second installment in this gripping tale of ill fated love, betrayal and destiny."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 410
  • Heart of the Ronin
  • Travis Heermann
  • English
  • 15 January 2018
  • 1594147795

About the Author: Travis Heermann

Heart of the Ronin PDF/EPUB Á Heart of PDF/EPUB or heart free, ronin free, Heart of pdf, Heart of the RoninHeart of the Ronin ePUBTravis Heermann is also known as T James LoganFreelance writer, novelist, award winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, roustabout, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, a member of the Authors Guild, an Active member of SFWA and the HWA, and the author of The Hammer Falls, The Ronin Trilogy, Rogues of the Black Fury, and co author of Death Wind His short fiction appears in anthologies and magazines such as Apex Magazine, Alembical, Blood Gasoline, BattleTech Legacy, Heart of PDF/EPUB or and many others As a freelance writer, he has contributed a metric ton of work to such properties as Firefly Roleplaying Game, Legend of Five Rings, EVE Online, and BattleTechHe enjoys cycling, collecting martial arts styles and belts, torturing young minds with otherworldly ideas, and monsters of every flavor, especially those with a soft, creamy center.


Heart of the RoninHeart of the Ronin PDF/EPUB Á Heart of PDF/EPUB or heart free, ronin free, Heart of pdf, Heart of the RoninHeart of the Ronin ePUBFantasy writer Travis Heermann THE IVORY STAR brings thirteenth century Japan alive in HEART OF THE RONIN, the first installment of a trilogy Ken ishi is justyears old and an orphan after the mysterious death of his parents He dreams of training with a master who will some day help him become a samurai Traveling with Silver Crane, a sword that belonged to his father, and a dog, Akao, for a sidekick, Ken ishi s adventures begin after he murders a policeman Heart of PDF/EPUB or and must flee Just when he thinks he has escaped trouble, he saves Kazuko, the daughter of an influential lord, from a group of bandits In return, he is asked to live in the lord s house, where he falls in love with Kazuko Forced to flee once again, Ken ishi goes on a hunt to discover his past while fighting off warriors and demons, not to mention worrying about the bounty that s on his head Will he find out if his father really was a samurai or why the sword he wields seems to be infused with magic Written while the author lived in Japan, HEART OF THE RONIN combines historical fiction with fantasy to keep readers guessing what Ken ishi will encounter next in Heerman s mystical universe Publishers Weekly says it best Numerous tantalizingly unresolved plot threads will have readers anxiously awaiting the second installment in this gripping tale of ill fated love, betrayal and destiny.

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  1. Carl Alves says:

    Heart of the Ronin is set in feudal Japan, a setting that Travis Heermann wove into the story with great skill to the point where it almost becomes like an extra character in the story The story s protagonist, Ken ishi, is an outsider as his name would suggest Taught in the art of the samurai by a most unusual instructor, Ken ishi is a skilled warrior who is trying to find a place in society that isn t ready to accept him Besides his skill as a warrior, Ken ishi is also able to speak with ani Heart of the Ronin is set in feudal Japan, a setting that Travis Heermann wove into the story with great skill to the point where it almost becomes like an extra character in the story The story s protagonist, Ken ishi, is an outsider as his name would suggest Taught in the art of the samurai by a most unusual instructor, Ken ishi is a skilled warrior who is trying to find a place in society that isn t ready to accept him Besides his skill as a warrior, Ken ishi is also able to speak with animals There is an inherent shyness and lack of confidence to his personality, which works well in the story.There are a good number of action and fighting scenes, which Heermann wrote with some skill These were some of theenjoyable scenes in the story There is also a great deal of character development both with Ken ishi and Yohachi The pace of the story worked well, and there was sufficient tension throughout From a technical standpoint, I enjoyed Heermann s prose There was a level of professionalism that, as a fellow writer, I could admire Heart of the Ronin sets itself up for a sequel at the very least, and I would look forward to reading it.Carl Alves author of Blood Street

  2. Ron says:

    Small birds forgot kindness so quickly and remembered wrongs for so long much like people Well conceived and well written Japanese historical fantasy Kind of a parallel universe with this world during the Kamakura shogunate Plus an apt mix of real and fantastic Once you got high enough, you cannot see the evils happening far below while believing you see everything.Evokes another time and another place A story as old as time Multiple points of view and story arcs draw the reader int Small birds forgot kindness so quickly and remembered wrongs for so long much like people Well conceived and well written Japanese historical fantasy Kind of a parallel universe with this world during the Kamakura shogunate Plus an apt mix of real and fantastic Once you got high enough, you cannot see the evils happening far below while believing you see everything.Evokes another time and another place A story as old as time Multiple points of view and story arcs draw the reader into both this story and the culture at a pivotal moment in history Enough threads were tied off to provide a satisfying conclusion to this volume, while unresolved threads draw the reader into the next Well done Hate was one of the world s great evils, and it harmed one s own soul Heermann draws an apt contrast between the Way of the Warrior and the concerns and struggles of normal people The contrast is most telling when comparing the Samurai not with the poor, but with the rich and powerful, but political There was no before and no after, only the Now

  3. Nikko Lee says:

    Why I listened to this audiobook In generally, I am fascinated by all things Japanese I d heard Heart of the Ronin by Travis Heermann promo ed on Myr Lafferty s I Should Be Writing podcast then again on Adventures in SciFi Publishing These promos coincided with the December release of the Kindle version of the book, even though the print and audiobooks were released in 2009.My one sentence summary Ken ichi, a wandering Ronin raised by a Tengu, searches to find his place in a politically vola Why I listened to this audiobook In generally, I am fascinated by all things Japanese I d heard Heart of the Ronin by Travis Heermann promo ed on Myr Lafferty s I Should Be Writing podcast then again on Adventures in SciFi Publishing These promos coincided with the December release of the Kindle version of the book, even though the print and audiobooks were released in 2009.My one sentence summary Ken ichi, a wandering Ronin raised by a Tengu, searches to find his place in a politically volatile world.Kuddos As I said at the start, I love everything connected to feudal Japan Heermann is at his best when he switches into storyteller mode, and Ken ichi is relating the stories from his upbringing The interlude with the fox is particularly intriguing The fight scenes are action packed, and the characters appealing.Quibbles This story confused me At times, I felt it oscillated between middle grade novel and an explicit story The sexual references are clunky and clash with the supposed innocence of the characters.The overall tone is uneven Characters are not consistent in their actions, personalities, and knowledge The plot feelslike a collection of episodes rather than the progression of a unified story There is no end Granted this book is meant to be the first of a series, however, even books in a series must be books onto their own.Perhaps the least enjoyable part of listening to this audiobook was fighting my inner editor Even though this book has been put in print by a publisher, it felt poorly edited Words were repeated often Sentences are awkward The production of the audiobook was not without its own flaws.Final verdict I honestly wish this book was a middle grade Ronin adventure fable It s got some solid characters but major flaws Had I paid to read this book, I would have been disappointed It makes me reconsider the quality of my own work I know how hard it is to finish a novel, let alone bring it to publication However, this book feels like a trunk novel It pains me to say so because I know someone might look at Between Love and Lust and think the same thing

  4. Jeffrey says:

    Ken eshi is a masterless samurai called a Ronin in ancient feudal Japan He possesses a legendary sword and is looking for a Lord to serve, but mostly he is hungry as he walks from village to village with his dog It seems like any other feudal story except Ken eshi is able to talk to his dog, he was raised by a tenga, and his sword seems to be able to warn him of danger.Set in a could have been feudal Japan, this medieval Fantasy is a welcome change from the oftentimes feudal English countrysid Ken eshi is a masterless samurai called a Ronin in ancient feudal Japan He possesses a legendary sword and is looking for a Lord to serve, but mostly he is hungry as he walks from village to village with his dog It seems like any other feudal story except Ken eshi is able to talk to his dog, he was raised by a tenga, and his sword seems to be able to warn him of danger.Set in a could have been feudal Japan, this medieval Fantasy is a welcome change from the oftentimes feudal English countryside.The Ronin is forced early on in the story to kill a Samurai constable who thinks the young Ronin is an easy mark and dies for his mistake This is not the best thing because one of the Samurai s aides Toro hunts for the Ronin throughout the novel.Meanwhile, the young Ronin rescues a young Maiden being attacked by bandits and is forced to kill an Oni or demon, who is the leader of the bandits.The Oni has raped the Maiden s lady in waiting and the demon s poison gradually warps the woman Later the same thing happens to Toro who is attacked by the dieing Oni Toro finds the young Ronin and attacks him but the Ronin, defeats him and cuts off his arm However Toro does not stop hunting the Ronin and starts to gain powers from the Oni He kills often and starts to blackout and wake up in the homes of murdered victims.So he becomes one pursuer of the Ronin.Meanwhile the Ronin falls in love with the maiden, but his love is not to be as the killed Samurai story follows him s uch that he has to leave the Lord and she ends up married to an older Lord who is unknowingly served by an evil crime lord the Green Tiger who is trying to help the Mongols take over Japan, and at the same time destroy the maiden s father and husband s houses Lastly he is seeking the young Ronin s blade as he has recognized it and desires it.The novel has a lot of interesting plot lines and I am looking forward to reading the next one

  5. Eric says:

    Too Many Balls In The Air, Too Many Telegraphed PunchesThe book has potential There are things in here I liked a great deal enough that I bought the book after reading the sample.The problem is that the author has too many plots running at the same time Some authors can handle this number of simultaneous stories This one, sadly, could not.Not only that, but I have a pretty good idea how the series is going to end To many plot points within the book were too clearly telegraphed for me to be Too Many Balls In The Air, Too Many Telegraphed PunchesThe book has potential There are things in here I liked a great deal enough that I bought the book after reading the sample.The problem is that the author has too many plots running at the same time Some authors can handle this number of simultaneous stories This one, sadly, could not.Not only that, but I have a pretty good idea how the series is going to end To many plot points within the book were too clearly telegraphed for me to believe that there will be a twist later in the series

  6. Liviu says:

    Heart of the Ronin is an interesting historical fantasy set in the Japan of the late 1200 s when the country is officially unified under the Minamoto Shogunate after the victory of that clan in the civil war against the Taira clan and the utter destruction of the Taira lines But the Minamoto proved themselves weak and a lesser line, the Hojo clan usurped the Shogun power though holding it in his name On the continent the great Mongol Empire established by Genghis is at its height under the abl Heart of the Ronin is an interesting historical fantasy set in the Japan of the late 1200 s when the country is officially unified under the Minamoto Shogunate after the victory of that clan in the civil war against the Taira clan and the utter destruction of the Taira lines But the Minamoto proved themselves weak and a lesser line, the Hojo clan usurped the Shogun power though holding it in his name On the continent the great Mongol Empire established by Genghis is at its height under the able Kublai Khan of Marco Polo fame.And the Khan is not happy with Japan so he plans an invasion and Japanese nobles of the vanquished Taira line arethan happy to assist with intelligence and preparation In this volatile mix, a young ronin masterless samurai Ken ishi with a famous sword and mysterious parentage, as well as raised by a mythical creature of legend, a Tengu and able to talk with animals, tries to make a living Challenged by an unscrupulous village constable who covets his sword, Ken ishi easily kills him in duel, but he makes powerful enemies out of the constable friends and followers who blacken his name and try to have him killed Yatsuoki is a shadowy lesser noble, adviser to an important clan But Yatsuoki is of the Taira clan and burns with the desire for power an vengeance If Kublai is the path to that, Yatsuoki thinks nothing of betraying his country and his people Kazuko is the only child of a landowning noble and she is the only hope of her father who taught her how to fight and plans for her to marry a powerful neighboring noble who is Yatsuoki s master The destinies of Ken ishi, Kazuko and Yatsuoki are clearly intertwined, though in this first novel we only start to glimpse how A very good opening to the trilogy, I liked Heart of the Ronin a lot and it was a very fast read with sword battles, intrigue, romance and fantastic elements blending well with the historical ones The only minor gripe I have is that the book ends at an arbitrary point in the action with nothing resolved, the big picture barely touched upon, so we have to wait for the next volume to find out what happens with our heroes

  7. Julia Dvorin says:

    I read the whole Ronin trilogy one after another so this review is really of the whole thing I liked these books a lot, and they definitely kept me interested the whole way through Great stuff if you like Japanese folklore, samurai movies, and or straightforward epic fantasy that comes in a flavor other than generic medieval European High points good characters that grow over the course of the series, a smattering of interesting magic, and classic themes of honor, love, duty, and good vs ev I read the whole Ronin trilogy one after another so this review is really of the whole thing I liked these books a lot, and they definitely kept me interested the whole way through Great stuff if you like Japanese folklore, samurai movies, and or straightforward epic fantasy that comes in a flavor other than generic medieval European High points good characters that grow over the course of the series, a smattering of interesting magic, and classic themes of honor, love, duty, and good vs evil Low points there were some torture and war scenes I had a hard time with, but at least they were there for a good reason and not gratuitous I just get squeamish sometimes A very satisfying series overall

  8. J.C. Long says:

    This was a really bad book It demonstrated absolutely no understanding of actual social and political dynamics of 13th century Japan Just the premise of being trained by someone to become a samurai is ridiculous Samurai, for what I feel like is the 1500000th time I ve said it, is a social class You are BORN a samurai, or raised to the status as a bloodline by the shogun or emperor That s it A farmer cannot become a samurai It isn t a catch all for warrior Just that premise alone, jarring This was a really bad book It demonstrated absolutely no understanding of actual social and political dynamics of 13th century Japan Just the premise of being trained by someone to become a samurai is ridiculous Samurai, for what I feel like is the 1500000th time I ve said it, is a social class You are BORN a samurai, or raised to the status as a bloodline by the shogun or emperor That s it A farmer cannot become a samurai It isn t a catch all for warrior Just that premise alone, jarring vocabulary, a lack of cultural awareness and just really bad pacing, writing and everything, made this a DIFFICULT, nearly impossible read

  9. Kevin says:

    I did enjoy this but was hoping for a bitThe overall story was ok and was well written but it dragged a bit in the middle and I was disappointed in the lack of fantasy actually in the story We learn early on that kinishi can speak with animals and that skill is almost never used Even his conversations with his friend dog were few and far between I wantedof that kind of story But as I said I did enjoy this Especially as a free audiobook podcast.

  10. Thomas Fowler says:

    Great dynamic between characters with such great relationships So glad I supported the Kickstarter for Sword of the Ronin.