Just in! Samurai Awakening won the prestigous Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Childrens Writers and Illustrators! I'm deeply honored by the recognition from a wonderful organization and its members.
Where once warriors protected Japan,
rising darkness echoes through the land.
For over one hundred years, there have been no Jitsugen Samurai. People have forgotten the truth of old stories and traditions were lost. Now, with evil returning from abroad, the gods of Japan remember their old pacts. Only a true warrior can stop the return of things best left forgotten.
Bound by their nature, the Kami cannot stand against evil alone. They need help. Join them on the True Samurai's path in Samurai Awakening.
This is the official site for the Samurai Awakening Series. Author Benjamin Martin's exciting debut Samurai Awakening is now available from Tuttle Publishing! Join David Matthews as he struggles to understand Japan and find a place for himself among the secret legends of Japan's past. Here you'll find more information on Japan, the stories, and future works by the author.
Don't miss the exciting sequel to the novel booklist called, "an imaginative take on the triumph of the underdog." Revenge of the Akuma Clan is coming Fall 2013!
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In Japan, 実現 (jitsugen) means "to become true." A Jitsugen Samurai is one who strives for the real essence of the old warrior spirit, and is the name adopted by the eighth Emperor's court to refer to the secret warriors who awaken when Japan is threatened. Over the centuries, their stories have been lost or hidden. Until now.
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Samurai Awakening: 96,041 (Fall 2012)
The Tanner's Daughter (JS Diaries): 8,187 (2013)
Revenge of the Akuma Clan: 95,813 (Oct. 2013)
Book 3: 42,187
All word counts are estimated. Final word counts may vary by edition and method. Working titles are subject to change without notice.