Cold Sake: Yamabuki vs. the Undead by Katherine M Lawrence Book Summary:
Not all vengeance is exacted by the living. In 12th-century Japan, Yamabuki, a woman samurai 17 years old, travels deep into the Oku wilderness. Along a lonely road, at a forgotten inn, she seeks shelter, warm food, and cold saké. But as darkness falls, she ends up fighting for her life . . . and she finds that there are terrible things under heaven that no weapon can vanquish, and that her only way to survive is to heal that which cannot be healed.
Cold Trail: Yamabuki and Tomoe (Sword of the Taka Samurai, Book Four) by Katherine M Lawrence Book Summary:
Yamabuki and Tomoe Gozen escape pursuit up a mountain pass, through a blizzard--the route that had killed several men only the day before--and discover a connection between them that's greater than friendship. But turmoil runs through the land. The imperial government rules ineffectively, and dissent is growing in many prefectures. Tomoe and her brother Yoshinaka are in the thick of it, and Yamabuki must choose: loyalty to her parents and her clan, or loyalty to new friends who she loves?
Cold Blood: Yamabuki vs. the Sword Master (Sword of the Taka Samurai) by Katherine M Lawrence Book Summary:
A samurai destined for greatness embarks on her first missionIn ancient Japan, a land of stunning beauty and unspeakable brutality, a warlord's only daughter -- Yamabuki -- trained since childhood as a samurai, must travel through realms controlled by rival factions on a mission known only to her father. Veiled in the guise of an ordinary warrior, not even revealing that she is female, she crosses the water between two great isles, only to find the passengers are not who they seem. Some want her dead. Others want her because she's a woman. She must fight for her honor, her duty, and her clan. Blood will be spilled before it is over.
Cold Heart: Yamabuki vs. the Ninja (Sword of the Taka Samurai Book Three) by Katherine M. Lawrence Book Summary:
Yamabuki vs the NinjaYamabuki, daughter of a great warlord and trained since childhood to be a samurai, must make her way through a lawless town.But she cannot let her guard down: Drunken, belligerent border guards rule here. A ninja assassin is hunting her down. And she must figure out, before it's too late, who among her clan has betrayed her.When she meets a young, charismatic general, her heart is tugged between duty, love and survival, and before she knows it she's drawn into events far bigger than she ever imagined, and must question her loyalties.The adventures of Yamabuki continue in this Book Three of Sword of the Taka Samurai.
Cold Blood: Yamabuki vs. the Sword Master (Sword of the Taka Samurai Book 1) by Katherine M. Lawrence Book Summary:
A samurai destined for greatness embarks on her first mission.In ancient Japan — a land of stunning beauty and unspeakable brutality, in a time when gods walked among mortals — Yamabuki, a warlord's only daughter, trained in sword and bow, bears important dispatches to the Imperial Capital.Veiled in the guise of an ordinary warrior, not even revealing that she is female, she travels not as a princess but with the common people, only to find that many are not who they seem. Some want her dead. Others want her because she's a woman. She must fight for her honor, her duty, and her clan. Blood will be spilled before it is over.The epic saga of Yamabuki’s adventures in the years leading up to the Genpei War and beyond begins here in Book One of Sword of the Taka Samurai.
Cold Rain: Yamabuki and the Warlord Prince (Sword of the Taka Samurai Book 2) by Katherine M. Lawrence Book Summary:
Cold rain washes runnels of blood past her feet.Having survived her first sword battle and killed a would-be assassin and a sword master, Yamabuki finds herself moving through a different world. Or is it she herself who has changed? Her mother’s words ring in her ears: “You must prevail. That is the only allowable outcome. No one who you can truly trust will be there to offer you solace. It is something you will bear alone.”And now, alone, wary and weary, trapped by an unseasonable snowstorm in a lawless town, Yamabuki tries to bring order and peace back to her life, if only for a night. But all is not what it seems. And others do not seem content to leave her be.The acclaimed series continues with Book Two of Sword of the Taka Samurai.
Cold Heart: Yamabuki vs. the Shinobi Priest (Sword of the Taka Samurai Book 3) by Katherine M. Lawrence Book Summary:
All that stands in the way of love is a Cold HeartThe young woman samurai. The ambitious warlord who loves her. His beautiful sister who challenges her. And the assassin determined to kill her.Yamabuki, a warlord's daughter trained as a samurai, is shadowed by a lapsed priest turned shinobi who vows to avenge the man whom she killed--his lover and teacher.She is seduced by the handsome and ambitious warlord, Kiso Yoshinaka, whose aim it is to rule all of Japan. And before she knows it, she's drawn into events far bigger than she ever imagined, and must question her loyalties.Yamabuki balances giri, duty to her clan, against ninjo, human feelings--her passion for the charismatic warlord--and it doesn't get easier when Tomoe Gozen comes on the scene to tip the scales in the decision.Action-filled with pitched battles and adventure depicting the samurai life as it was in ancient Japan.The adventures of Yamabuki continue in this full-length 83,000-word novel, Book Three of Sword of the Taka Samurai.