Fiction. Literature. Romance. Historical Fiction. HTML:The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble Houseā?¦the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shogun battling to usher his country into the modern ageā?¦a beautiful young French woman forever torn between ambition and desireā?¦Their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, torn apart by greed, idealism, and terrorism. Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats, assassins, courtesans and spies. Their fates collide in James Clavellā??s latest masterpiece set in nineteenth-century Japanā??an unforgettable epic seething with betrayal and secrets, brutality and heroism, love and forbidden passions.ā?¦
A good read but not Clavell's best.
Given the bits of the family and company history this fills in, though, I'm looking forward to my re-read of Noble House in the near future.