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Source Library Genre Fantasy Rating 4.0 My Thoughts Disciple of the Wind is the third installment in author Steve Bein s Fated Blades series It follows Year of the Demon 10 13 and Daughter of the Sword 10 12 The stories in this series alternate between the years 2010 and 1588 The series features a heroine in 27 year old Mariko Oshiro who grew up in Illinois, before moving to Japan where worked her way up the ladder in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police She s a Detective Sergeant Narcotic Source Library Genre Fantasy Rating 4.0 My Thoughts Disciple of the Wind is the third installment in author Steve Bein s Fated Blades series It follows Year of the Demon 10 13 and Daughter of the Sword 10 12 The stories in this series alternate between the years 2010 and 1588 The series features a heroine in 27 year old Mariko Oshiro who grew up in Illinois, before moving to Japan where worked her way up the ladder in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police She s a Detective Sergeant Narcotics who follows the Bushido Code Full Review Posted Gizmos Reviews 06 13 2017 Published April 7th 2015 by Roc Trade I lovelove Mariko s story and would put up with a lot to be able to read that so even if the historical part wasn t going anywhere it wouldn t matter too much But I dig the historical part too, even though it tends to be a little slower for me And it was definitely faster paced this book than previously for some reason, I think I was almost as caught up in Daigoro s historical fiction part of the story this time as I was with Mariko s police procedural tale in modern Japan Even though the con I lovelove Mariko s story and would put up with a lot to be able to read that so even if the historical part wasn t going anywhere it wouldn t matter too much But I dig the historical part too, even though it tends to be a little slower for me And it was definitely faster paced this book than previously for some reason, I think I was almost as caught up in Daigoro s historical fiction part of the story this time as I was with Mariko s police procedural tale in modern Japan Even though the connection between them was kind of thin Yes, they re both stories that at their foundation have the swords in them, and the mask, and now the knife too, but they re not significant factors in the stories Or maybe it sthat they re pivotal but not significant when it comes to how much time they appear in the stories Anyway, the connection between the past and present seems tenuous so far other than affirming that Mariko isn t crazy for thinking that the mask or weapons have some supernatural properties, which I think probably wouldn t take half of three books to affirm And now The Wind is also a tiny part of Daigoro s story and a larger part of Mariko s story So I m sure there is going to be a stronger connection at some point but we ll see, maybe the next book will focuson The Wind and their obsession with the weapons I m pretty much taking it on faith throughout most of this that the connection between this interacting historical story and this super modern story is going somewhere eventually because the writing is really enjoyable and I don t have any reason at all to think the author would lead me wrong Plus the part about loving reading about Mariko, I mentioned that, right Loved it What a satisfying end to a great series It kept me on the edge of my seat, and the two story lines were beautifully converged by the integrity of the main characters Fair warning it definitely didn t shy away from the gruesome But if you re looking for shootouts, sword fights, and action adventure, you ve come to the right place It kept up a great pace and was rife with references to Japanese culture The author s writing is witty too, with clever synonyms that remind me of Memoir Loved it What a satisfying end to a great series It kept me on the edge of my seat, and the two story lines were beautifully converged by the integrity of the main characters Fair warning it definitely didn t shy away from the gruesome But if you re looking for shootouts, sword fights, and action adventure, you ve come to the right place It kept up a great pace and was rife with references to Japanese culture The author s writing is witty too, with clever synonyms that remind me of Memoirs of a Geisha I want Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.You know you ve read a really good book when you finally put it down and want to re read it right away just to be immersed in the world again DISCIPLE OF THE WIND is one such book DISCIPLE OF THE WIND has everything you d want in a thriller from frantic chases, diabolical city destroying plots, and compelling characters you want to root for I especially liked the fact that it is set in Japan as it was great to read a novel set in a place I don t rea Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.You know you ve read a really good book when you finally put it down and want to re read it right away just to be immersed in the world again DISCIPLE OF THE WIND is one such book DISCIPLE OF THE WIND has everything you d want in a thriller from frantic chases, diabolical city destroying plots, and compelling characters you want to root for I especially liked the fact that it is set in Japan as it was great to read a novel set in a place I don t read about much in urban fantasy You learn a little about the geography of Japan, its history, and even the language throughout this story The glossary of Japanese terms used in this book was also very enlightening and helpful as I found myself going back to it many times.The modern day part of the story has the completely badass, take no prisoners Mariko who has to deal with police bureaucracy while racing to defeat a man who has an enchanted mask and is bent on destroying Tokyo I love her and her gumption and grit and ability to show up the men in her police department Also, her magical sword usage and fighting skills are pretty awesome While the chapters that take place in the 21st century come off like a police procedural, the part that take place in Japan s past are a sort of hero s quest for Daigoro as he goes in search of a mystical sword that plays a big part in Mariko s story in the present The evolution of the connection of past and present was really well done I liked taking a small break from the fast pacing of modern Japan and seeing a bit of Japanese history and mythology with Daigoro.The thing about this book is that with a cursory glance its light on the fantasy but the magic and fantastical are there guiding the story constantly There are magical swords that are very important role in the end and while they aren t used a ton when they are the effect is startling There is a ton of mythology behind these blades that has been slowly and carefully built up over the series and boy do these blades do amazing things that normal swords only wish they could DISCIPLE OF THE WIND is a seriously well written, intensely researched, and exhilarating thriller with a vein of magic in it.Sexual content N A ( Epub ) ♴ Disciple of the Wind ♏ LETHAL JUSTICE When Tokyo falls victim to a deadly terrorist attack, Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro knows who is responsible, even if she doesn t have proof She urges her commanding officers to arrest the perpetrator an insane zealot who was just released from police custody When her pleas fall on deaf ears, she loses her temper and then her badge, as well as her best chance of fighting back Left on her own, and armed with only her cunning and her famed Inazuma blade, Mariko must work outside the system to stop a terrorist mastermind But going rogue draws the attention of an underground syndicate known as the Wind For centuries, they have controlled Japanese politics from the shadows, using mystical relics to achieve their nefarious ends relics like Mariko s own sword and the iron demon mask whose evil curse is bound to the blade Now the Wind is set on acquiring Mariko Mariko is left with a perilous choice Join an illicit insurgency to thwart a deadly villain, or remain true to the law Either way, she cannot escape her sword s curse As sure as the blade will bring her to victory, it also promises to destroy her Exciting follow up and the quality didn t drop However, a personal desire if the author considers a sequel, I hope it would feature new set of characters.Great series in general. This book s got a good concept The main character is a female detective working in Tokyo Her enemy is a cult leader with some supernatural powers apparently conferred by an iron demon mask that he wears There s a lot of action and the pace is fast The author also inserts a story of feudal Japan, about a powerful mystical sword which also shows up in the present, along with the mask and the politics that surround it and its wielder While the ingredients for a good story are all there, I ne This book s got a good concept The main character is a female detective working in Tokyo Her enemy is a cult leader with some supernatural powers apparently conferred by an iron demon mask that he wears There s a lot of action and the pace is fast The author also inserts a story of feudal Japan, about a powerful mystical sword which also shows up in the present, along with the mask and the politics that surround it and its wielder While the ingredients for a good story are all there, I never really warmed to Mariko She didn t quite feel like a real person to me The same for the feudal characters, especially the women In the flashback part of the book, many pages are taken up by infodumps about the political situation, feudal Japanese culture, and characters backstory It wasn t very smoothly done, and it made me impatient Plus the villain is gay, or at least willing to pleasure the emperor sexually, and it feels like his sexual orientation is thrown in there to make him seemvillainous not cool If you re not worried about characters as much as plot and don t mind big infodumps about feudal Japan, you can probably just enjoy the action While the action was perfectly fine, I needed a bitto really enjoy the book I never pre order books However after reading the first two novels in this series, I simply had to show my support for this author and his work in the hopes that he will continue to producenovels in this universe.I absolutely love how he pulls the reader into Japanese culture, both in present times and in the far past Mariko is an amazing heroine as a member of the Tokyo Police, and Daigoro is awesome in his story in the past Each time it would switch points of view I d be excited and d I never pre order books However after reading the first two novels in this series, I simply had to show my support for this author and his work in the hopes that he will continue to producenovels in this universe.I absolutely love how he pulls the reader into Japanese culture, both in present times and in the far past Mariko is an amazing heroine as a member of the Tokyo Police, and Daigoro is awesome in his story in the past Each time it would switch points of view I d be excited and disappointed at the same time.Plenty of action and a great plot knocked this one out of the park for me.Don t let us down Steve, please write another Needfast Excellent read for fans of Japanese culture and history Excellently plotted urban fantasy mythology set in modern day Japan This is third instalment all are stand alone continues the authors meticulously plotted and researched American raised female cop heroine as she races to stop essentially Japan s deadliest urban terrorist The interplay between Japan s historical past frames the action in the present with the actual actors driving the story to be almost sentient swords Needfast Excellent read for fans of Japanese culture and history Excellently plotted urban fantasy mythology set in modern day Japan This is third instalment all are stand alone continues the authors meticulously plotted and researched American raised female cop heroine as she races to stop essentially Japan s deadliest urban terrorist The interplay between Japan s historical past frames the action in the present with the actual actors driving the story to be almost sentient swords Part of the fun is in the historical section trying to separate fact from fiction More Mariko soon please Fantastic I m saddened to know that this was the last book in the series I really do hope the author will return to this universe