Proud to be a tea-sippin' nerd of a mommy!
Proud to be a tea-sippin' nerd of a mommy!


By David Kudler

A very interesting novel set during the period in Japanese history known as Sengoku after a devastating civil war (the civil war era that lasted from 1467 to 1603). Risuko is a young fatherless girl who is purchased by a widow, Lady Chiyome, to become a student at her school. What Risuko soon learns is that, under the pretense of running a school for shrine maidens, Lady Chiyome is building a small army of “dangerous flowers” aka female ninjas of which Risuko is to become.

I enjoyed the historical environment and the strong female characters in the story. A few times I thought it took Risuko too long to figure something out--but she is young, and this is certainly an experience I had while reading other middle-grade novels. 

Enjoyable novel, especially for girls of all ages. Recommended.

My novels:

"Descendants of Avalon" 

Released via Inklings Publishing 

May 2018

"Heir of the Heretic"

("The Forgotten" volume 2)

Reviewed and awarded the

2016 Indie Editor's Choice

by the Historical Novel Society.

Long listed for the Historical Novel Society 2017 Indie Award.

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