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The Heart of Iuchiban

A Legend of the Five Rings Novel

Published by Aconyte
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
LIST PRICE $9.95

About The Book

Return to the world of Legend of the Five Rings: Adventures in Rokugan, in this fantasy adventure pitting noble samurai against a forgotten evil corrupting the whole realm

Something is wrong in the Emerald Empire. The emperor is ailing, the court is weak and the Great Clans threaten to escalate their petty squabbling into all-out war. But in the shadows, another threat lurks – sinister Bloodspeaker cults attempt to resurrect the forgotten sorcerer Iuchiban, who possess a power so great it could destroy all of Rokugan. Now seven samurai, one from each of the Great Clans, must put aside their pride, fear, and rivalry to unite and prevent the Bloodspeakers from finding the legendary tomb of Iuchiban, and the hideous treasure locked inside. All that stands in the samurai’s way is their hatred of each other. The road will be long and bloody, but glory waits for them at journey’s end. As does death…

About The Author

By day, EVAN DICKEN studies old Japanese maps and crunches data for research at The Ohio State University. By night, he does neither of these things. His fiction has most recently appeared in: Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons, and he has stories forthcoming from Black Library and Rampant Loon Press.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aconyte (November 1, 2022)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781839081859

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“Imaginative, deftly written and action-packed.”

– Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer, on The Red Hours

“Dicken’s writing is clear and imaginative, and there’s lots to enjoy with interesting characters, a vivid setting and an entertaining plot.”

– Track of Words, on The Path to Glory

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