Tomoe Gozen3 books in series
The Disfavored Hero Summary
Forced to betray her lord, a disgraced samurai fights to regain her honor
In the fabled land of Naipon, there is no warrior more feared, no samurai more respected than the legendary Tomoe Gozen. Her twin blades can change the course of any battle. After years of service to Lord Shigeno, she is about to renew her oath of loyalty when the sky darkens and a cry of rebellion comes from the hills. Possessed by an evil wizard, the peasants are marching against their master. Tomoe holds off the wave of pitchfork-wielding farmers for as long as she can. Finally the battle overwhelms her, and the greatest samurai in Naipon falls dead.
She awakes in hell, on a slope lined with bloody corpses. After an eternity of fighting, she reaches the summit and finds herself in the chamber of a wizard who restores her to life. She is alive - but now she must do his bidding. Her honor has been shattered, but Tomoe Gozen will do whatever it takes to win it back.