The Shogun’s Daughter by Laura Joh Rowland – Blog Tour and Giveaway #ShogunsDaughterTour

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I received an e-copy of The Shogun’s Daughter from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. I received no other compensation for this post.

About the Book:

Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Minotaur Books
Hardcover; 336p
ISBN-10: 1250028612
Japan, 1704. In an elegant mansion a young woman named Tsuruhime lies on her deathbed, attended by her nurse. Smallpox pustules cover her face. Incense burns, to banish the evil spirits of disease. After Tsuruhime takes her last breath, the old woman watching from the doorway says, “Who’s going to tell the Shogun his daughter is dead?”
The death of the Shogun’s daughter has immediate consequences on his regime. There will be no grandchild to leave the kingdom. Faced with his own mortality and beset by troubles caused by the recent earthquake, he names as his heir Yoshisato, the seventeen-year-old son he only recently discovered was his. Until five months ago, Yoshisato was raised as the illegitimate son of Yanagisawa, the shogun’s favorite advisor. Yanagisawa is also the longtime enemy of Sano Ichiro.
Sano doubts that Yoshisato is really the Shogun’s son, believing it’s more likely a power-play by Yanagisawa. When Sano learns that Tsuruhime’s death may have been a murder, he sets off on a dangerous investigation that leads to more death and destruction as he struggles to keep his pregnant wife, Reiko, and his son safe. Instead, he and his family become the accused. And this time, they may not survive the day.
Laura Joh Rowland’s thrilling series set in Feudal Japan is as gripping and entertaining as ever.

About the Author:  

Laura Joh Rowland is the author of a mystery series set in medieval Japan, featuring samurai detective Sano Ichiro. The Shogun’s Daughter is the seventeenth book in the series. Her work has been published in 13 foreign countries, nominated for the Anthony Award and the Hammett Prize, and won the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery. Laura lives in New York City.
For more information please visit Laura’s website. You can also follow her on Facebook.

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I will have my review of The Shogun’s Daughter on Monday, October 7, 2013, so be sure to stop back to see what I thought!

The Giveaway:

One lucky reader (US) will win a copy of The Shogun’s Daughter. How do you win? It’s easy! Just hop on the Rafflecopter. Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I received an e-copy of The Shogun’s Daughter from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. I received no other compensation for this post.


  1. Debbie says

    I love books written in other countries and about other cultures. My kids would tell you immediately upon reading your brief description with the pustules and other trials and tribulations that this sounds just like a book I’d love!

  2. says

    Laura Joh Rowland really seems to have found her spot in historical fiction. Her writing is getting stronger and her ongoing exploration of feudal Japanese culture provides insight and entertainment at the same time. I’d love to win a copy of The Shogun’s Daughter.

  3. says

    I believe this book T-The Shogun’s Daughter by Laura Joh Rowland being a historical fiction will take me to other lands and customs that are always fun to read and learn about

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