Revenge of the Akuma Clan: (samurai Awakening Book 2)Hardcover - 26 November 2013
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Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Grade Level: 07 - 13
Hardcover: 316 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 20.83 x 13.46 x 2.79 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.39 KgPeriplus Bestseller Rank:
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In the wake of Twilight, the young adult fantasy genre has become bloated with vampires, werewolves and other somewhat stereotypical fantasy creatures. Revenge of the Akuma Clan provides a refreshing escape from this pattern by merging martial arts, sword-smithing, shape shifters and legendary foes. The main character maintains a close relationship with a Shinto tiger god, which makes for some witty dialogue and a unique twist to the genre.
Revenge of the Akuma Clan provides a fine thriller revolving around mythical Japanese monsters and warriors, and tells of American teen David, an exchange student living in Japan. In the prior Samurai Awakening he discovered he'd been possessed by a tiger god: now a Jitsugen Samurai in Revenge of the Akuma Clan, David is charged with protecting Japan from a horrible evil. A powerful protagonist who is also a tiger god, a female warrior, and more creates strong connections between Japanese culture, martial arts and fantasy and is a fine pick for any young adult reader; especially those who enjoyed Samurai Awakening.
I highly recommend this book as a Christmas gift for any YA fiction fanatic in your life—whatever age they might be. For fans of Japanese history, adventure, and action, this book is a sure fit. I'm glad I got the chance to read it, and I hope to see more of David Matthews and the characters around him.
This sequel to Samurai Awakening (Tuttle, 2012) continues the story of an American exchange student turned mystical warrior with the power to save Japan. The villains from book one are back, and as the title implies, they’re seeking vengeance; it’s... See More
A thrilling book that I read in one sitting! Revenge of the Akuma Clan has all my favorite elements! Fantastic mythical Japanese creatures, kick-ass action sequences, scary evil monsters, a strong female warrior, a sympathetic and likeable protagonist, and a tiger god!