18/10/2014

My Novel: Kisetsu

The first volume of my period novel, set in XVth century Japan, 
is now avaliable at Amazon and Amazon.com.br, in portuguese!

Kisetsu - Volume 1: Spring


 ...The english version is on its way in a few months! Stay tuned!


 Sinopse

No Japão do séc.XV, uma longa guerra contra a província rebelde de Mutsu ameaça a supremacia do governo. Para derrotar a insurgência, o shogun, líder militar sob mando do Imperador, vê-se obrigado a buscar alianças entre os regentes provinciais, arriscando-se a abalar um frágil equilíbrio de poder entre famílias inimigas. Sob fachada de um festival de Primavera, os senhores provinciais são convocados ao palácio do shogun, em Kyoto, numa confluência de poderes como não se via há uma década, para definir os rumos da guerra e do poder no país.

Assim, começa a fiar-se uma intrincada teia de tramas políticas e pessoais envolvendo as famílias mais prestigiosas de um Japão instável. Um mundo repleto de sutilezas, onde rancores e afetos são velados por finas máscaras de formalidade, e conflitos de dever e desejo, lealdade e suspeita, honra e ambição enlaçam vidas e sentimentos no ciclo efêmero das quatro estações.

“Primavera”, primeiro de quatro volumes da saga Kisetsu (“Estações do Ano”), inicia essa jornada histórica. Com personagens profundos e um enredo intricado, mergulha o leitor na cultura, estética e valores do Japão medieval, encantando-o com suas nuances e instigando-o com sua beleza. 


Synopsis

In XVth century Japan, a long war against the rebel province of Mutsu threatens the government’s supremacy. To defeat the insurgency, the shogun has no choice but to seek alliances with provincial lords, at the risk of undermining a fragile balance of power between two enemy households. Under the facade of a Spring festival, the provincial lords and their families are invited to attend at the shogun’s palace, in Kyoto, in a political confluence as not seen in a decade, to define the course of war and power in the country. 

Thus, an intricate web of political and personal plots begins to spin, involving the most prestigious families of an unstable Japan. A world filled with subtlety, were grudges and affections are veiled by fragile masks of formality, and conflicts of duty and desire, loyalty and distrust, honor and ambition entwine lifes and feeling in the ephemeral cycle os seasons.

"Spring", the first of four volumes in the Kisetsu ("Seasons") saga, opens this historic journey. With deep characters and an intricate plot, it plunges the reader into the culture, values ​​and aesthetics of medieval Japan.


4 comentários:

  1. Kyaaaa, this sounds like fun to read!
    Say, say, are the characters in the story historical ones? Or did you use fictional ones for your story? =3

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    1. Thank you! I did set the story in historical period, and tried to stay historical-accurate for clothes, society rules, castles, yet I decided to use only fictional characters so I had more freedom on the plot development. ^^

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