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Book Review: The Iris Fan by Laura Joh Rowland


Title: The Iris Fan
Series: Sano Ichiro Mystery Series (Book 18)
Author: Laura Joh Rowland
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: December 9, 2014
Genre: Historical Mystery… 1,172 more words

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62K words into The New Thing, which will have a finished length somewhere in the 250K-300K range.

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The Bear’s private audience chamber had carved double doors.

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Warrior Monk

In a distant Eastern land a peasant sought to raise his rank by becoming a soldier. Besides, he enjoyed the fight. His superiors soon saw his potential and promoted him. 963 more words

Fiction - Tales Of Unwise Paths

Feudalism and Manorialism (History Lesson 45 essay)

After the reign of Charlemagne there were raids and plunders. They marked a time of violence.                                                                                                                                          The Feudal System was organized by the Normans to keep the English people under control. 125 more words



The innkeeper took the bread, cheese, onion and ale that his wife brought him, then thoughtfully took a clove of garlic out of his pouch, and chewed on it. 908 more words

Fiction - Tales Of Unwise Paths

The Secret of Their Success

(If you love the story of Cinderella, I suggest you don’t read this. I don’t wish to spoil that story for you.)


I nursed an old man up to his death. 725 more words

Fiction - Tales Of Unwise Paths

A feudal themed wedding at Matsue Castle

Many gathered at Matsue Castle to celebrate the marriage of a couple in a feudal themed wedding (23rd Nov. 2014). The wedding itself was a real, official ceremony, and was made possible with the cooperation of the Matsue Tourism Association and annual samurai parade organisers, who worked together in creating this event-like wedding for the happy couple. 77 more words

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