By I. J. Parker
In an event jam-packed with road bandits, unscrupulous politicians, and renegade priests, The Dragon Scroll introduces readers to the full of life international of eleventh-century Japan and an irrepressible hero—Sugawara Akitada. On his first professional task, Akitada—an impoverished nobleman and earnest younger executive clerk within the Ministry of Justice—is despatched from the capital urban on a virtually very unlikely challenge to the far away province of Kazusa to find why tax convoys are disappearing. within the politically murky international of the japanese court docket, he has been organize to fail. opposed to the chances, the ever-resourceful Akitada, his aged servant Seimei, and his impudent bodyguard Tora are made up our minds to satisfy their challenge and realize the reality in a city of harmful secrets and techniques.
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The Dragon Scroll (Sugawara Akitada, Book 1) by I. J. Parker