Tomoe Gozen

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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.

©1981, 1997 Jessica Amanda Salmonson, This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Disfavored Hero

    • By: Jessica Amanda Salmonson
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

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  • Book 2

    • The Golden Naginata

    • By: Jessica Amanda Salmonson
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In all of Naipon, there is no samurai more famous than Tomoe Gozen. Her skill with the blade is legendary, her honor unquestioned, and evil men everywhere fear her name. No challenge is too great for Tomoe, but she is not ready for marriage.

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  • Book 3

    • Thousand Shrine Warrior

    • By: Jessica Amanda Salmonson
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tomoe turns to religion to escape her past, but destiny is not through with her yet. The young girl crashes through the underbrush, desperate to escape the cackling soldiers at her back. After catching her in a tryst with a local farmboy, they intend to execute her for her sin. She runs for as long as she can, finally collapsing outside a shrine where a traveling nun sits with her flute. When the soldiers arrive, the nun sets her flute aside, drawing a legendary sword.

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