mobi Sins of the Father
doc ´ Sins of the Father ebook read ☆ The weight of the past could tear them apartIn his first mission as a shinobi Sora Sanada has than its success riding on his shoulders Every move he makes is a reflection on his clan s honor So when an unexpected scuffle leaves him injured and the mission in jeopardy he d rather be left behind but his parThe weight of the past could tear them apartIn his first mission as a shinobi Sora Sanada has than its success riding on his shoulders Every move he makes is a reflection on his clan s honor So when an unexpected scuffle leaves him injured and the mission in jeopardy 35 starsI picked “Sins of the Father” on a whim and it was such a pleasant surprise that I read it twice in a row but the fact remains that it can also be a bit disconcerting In its form at leastIt is a short story rather than a novella and it ends abruptly at 77% which is irritating and is a disservice to the story but I’m rating the author’s work not the publisher’sIt is timeless and could happen in a period expanding from the Middle Age to the end of the feudal system in Japan in the 19th century Nevertheless it is clear that the characters are shinobis – ninjas – living in a feudal society organized in clans ruled by daimyos – feudal lords – and my wild guess is that what is important here is the societal system not the exact time in history Although I think that there are clues here and there for someone who’s in the know of Japanese culture and history I didn’t need to carbon date the story to grasp what happened and enjoy itThe only thing I frowned at in this regard are the dialogs that often sounded oddly modern there is a balance between accessibility and authenticity that is not completely successful hereThe narrative’s structure is not visually marked and gives the impression of jumping erratically from one place to another from one event to another Jumping it does but erratic it isn’t I can assure you that I saw a very neat guiding line and that not only wasn’t I bothered by the structure but I did enjoy the changeForewarned is forearmed let’s get to the story now“Sins of the Father” opens in the middle of an action on what looks like a mission ending badly Two men are running through a forest at sunset followed by the sounds of barking dogs and while shinobis are not brothers and should think of the mission first Kaname is not one to follow orders blindly and refuses to leave his injured partner behindFrom then on Kaname’s and Sora’s story is told in snapshots that are moments of connection and growing intimacy between the two men as if stolen from the bigger story of their lives and their clans They’re living pictures portraying touch by touch a society based on a concept of family as a line without actual past present and future absorbing the individuals in a timeless group that prevails on themWe learn that 19 years old captain Sora is suffocating under the weight of it and struggling with the renunciation of wanting for himself trying to master impassiveness but still so young flushed and wanting; that older Kaname was already crushed by the weight of it masters stern indifference and deadpan mockery yet is so obviously lacking willpower as far as Sora is concernedWe learn the story of Kaname’s disgrace and how the two clans are intertwined and irreparably estranged at the same time but the guiding story line is their connections as desiring individuals and as such it is a sweet sexy and sometimes funny romance that comes to full circle despite its open endingThe less than 50 pages don’t give much place for character development and deep introspection the strokes in portraying the characters are sometimes a little exaggerated Sora is a little too childish here Kaname a little too mysterious there but I really liked their encounters and their storyI am far from being an expert in Japanese culture and history and the unusual – for me – setting was a great part of my enjoyment I found that the author wrote an easy read without falling into cheap exoticism and I loved the evocative touch in her writingI always feel awkward recommending a book because I can’t promise that you will love it too What I say however is stay away from this book if you’re comfortable with a ‘traditional’ story telling and hate being left guessing; otherwise be curious and see by yourself you might have a pleasant surprise too My only regret is that I’d love to read a novel by the same author and there is frustratingly none
Anna O'Neill ✓ Sins of the Father pdf
He d rather be left behind but his partner the mysterious masked Kaname has other ideasKaname breathes a silent sigh of relief when the younger less experienced Sora agrees to a plan to throw their enemies off their trail As a member of the deposed Takeda clan the las I succumbed to the lure of the gorgeous cover and an excerpt that promised than the story delivered But at the end of the day I can't say that I enjoyed it There's no natural flow to the story with jumps in time and place characters coming in out of nowhere like they've been there all along only to disappear again and no real sense of time in spite of a lot of terminology thrown at the reader Then it just ends leaving me literally staring at my screen and thinking That's it?
doc ✓ Sins of the Father ✓ Anna O'Neill
Sins of the FatherT thing he needs is disgrace heaped upon the family name should he lose the Sanada princelingHis plan to disguise themselves as naked lovers is a rousing success in ways than one It sparks a bond that shakes them to the core and the Shinano Province to its foundations Lovely cover just beautiful More like this pleaseI don’t know if it was the author’s deliberate style to induce a feeling of “inscrutability” in this book but I found it a little heavy going It’s only 40 or so pages but it took me a couple of days – I kept going back to it over and again Usually I’d expect to read something like this is one hit The story flickered around a great deal flipping from the protagonists going on an killing raid then a scene in the town and I found it hard to concentrate on what was going on I would have liked something to anchor me in time too–because the Japanese culture was hidden from western eyes for so many years I had no idea whether this was 12th century or 17th The most I can say is “Japanese Warlord” era which is uite broadThere were some concepts that I simply didn’t get too I think it’s a case of the author knowing her subject too well–not at all a bad thing of course but sometimes I simply didn’t understand the references to the Japanese terms because often they weren’t explained in context I don’t really want to have to flick to Wikipedia to find out what things are – I’m lazy I want to relax on the couch I would have been than happy to have another 30 pages and a bit painting in of the detailsThat being said the writing is wonderful full of lovely descriptive touches–there’s a kiss in the rain which pushed all of my buttons and made me melt into a puddle of gooThe fact that they are men not chicks with dicks and than that–warriors first is never forgotten They comport themselves like men in public usually and it’s convincing and well done Sora is the privileged son of a high ranking family and Kaname despite being ten years older so Sora has the higher rank in the shinobi task force and Kaname the lower Part of the problem is–as the title suggests–that Kaname is suffering from a scandal caused by his father–and in this society the sins of the father cause the entire family to be tainted It’s this taint that Kaname carries–very nobly and to his credit actually–and the root of a mystery that leads Sora to a conclusion he wasn’t expectingI liked the way they talked to each other–it’s nicely masculine Sentences left unfinished misunderstandings actions which are misinterpreted Sora especially struggling to make sense of Kaname’s actions and motivations and usually failing miserablyAll in all it’s a very interesting insight into an era I know very little about–and had the culture been a little bit filled in I think I would have enjoyed it a great deal I would certainly read another book by this authorAnyone who has read and enjoyed “Ghosts” by Olivia Lorenz or “Across the Nightingale Floor” by Lian Hearn will enjoy this immensely and anyone interested in this era will certainly be enthralled