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Blossom of the Samurai ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Blossom of the Samurai By Sedonia Guillone ✩ – Thomashillier.co.uk The samurai s only true master is his heartFor seven years while training for his life as a samurai, Toho Morimasa has been away from Aoki, the beautiful actor who helped him to heal from the trauma o The samurai s only true master is his heartFor seven Blossom of Kindle - years while training for his life as a samurai, Toho Morimasa has been away from Aoki, the beautiful actor who helped him to heal from the trauma of his parents brutal murders Now, nightmares that Aoki is in trouble plague Toho s sleep, and he makes the journey back from Edo to Kai, no longer wanting to be away from Aoki s side Once there, Toho meets the very real source of his nightmares and vows to honor and protect Aoki When his beloved Aoki is brutally assaulted, will Aoki survive long enough to understand that the love Toho has for him is the love he too has been craving his whole life but doesn t feel he deserves A Timeless Dreams title While reaction to same sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.


10 thoughts on “Blossom of the Samurai

  1. CrabbyPatty CrabbyPatty says:

    Set in 1800 s Japan in the world of samurai, a rigid caste system and feudal lords, Blossom of the Samurai is the third and final book in the Sword and Silk Trilogy I would suggest reading the first two books beforehand because characters and background from those books figure prominently here.We first met Toho when he was taken in by Sho and Hirata after the murder of his parents Kind and nurturing Aoki, a kabuki actor and former kagema prostitute , was instrumental in Toho s recovery and is Set in 1800 s Japan in the world of samurai, a rigid caste system and feudal lords, Blossom of the Samurai is the third and final book in the Sword and Silk Trilogy I would suggest reading the first two books beforehand because characters and background from those books figure prominently here.We first met Toho when he was taken in by Sho and Hirata after the murder of his parents Kind and nurturing Aoki, a kabuki actor and former kagema prostitute , was instrumental in Toho s recovery and is Toho s dearest friend Toho, now almost an adult, has a series of disturbing dreams about Aoki and returns from Edo to make sure his dear friend is safe When Aoki is brutalized by a lover, Toho alone holds the key to helping his friend recover There is a lovely cadence to Guillone s writing and a subtleness of emotion that I really enjoy, but the plot had such a narrow focus Aoki and Toho that the pace felt very slow There is a brief subplot about Sho avenging Aoki, but it is not enough of a driving force to sustain the story throughout its 112 pages There is little chemistry or sizzle between the two and one brief love scene, but there is deep love between Aoki and Toho You helped me heal You have helped to make me smile again, to want to live, because you are in my life and I don t want to miss a moment we could have together You are the best friend I ever had and could ever hope for There is no greater love than a lover who is your true friend The mate of my soul I would recommend Blossom of the Samurai, giving it 3.25 stars, because it neatly ends the trilogy and we get another glimpse of Genji and Daisuke, as well as Sho and Hirata However, personally Flying Fish is my favorite book of the triology I received an ARC from Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.Review also posted at Gay Book Reviews check it out


  2. Pianka *call me PIU* Pianka *call me PIU* says:

    3.5 stars Blossom of the Samurai is the third and last instalment of the Sword and Silk trilogy This is the story of Aoki Genji s friend and a kabuki actor and Toho the kid from Blind Love whom Sho and Hirata adopted Toho and Aoki got separated when little Toho leaves with his fathers to Edo After seven years, Toho restless from a bad dream about Aoki makes the journey back to his big sister Toho is a grown man now and his feelings for Aoki, as he meets the man again, transforms fr 3.5 stars Blossom of the Samurai is the third and last instalment of the Sword and Silk trilogy This is the story of Aoki Genji s friend and a kabuki actor and Toho the kid from Blind Love whom Sho and Hirata adopted Toho and Aoki got separated when little Toho leaves with his fathers to Edo After seven years, Toho restless from a bad dream about Aoki makes the journey back to his big sister Toho is a grown man now and his feelings for Aoki, as he meets the man again, transforms from loving like a friend to something muchBut Aoki is already seeing a samurai and Toho may not be able to realize his love for Aoki like he had hoped Read to find out how the couple jump an enormous hurdle together and fall in love The love here was very sensual and beautiful It goes through several stages and finally comes to fruition in a very satisfying HEA I liked seeing Genji, Sho and Hirata again in this story Sho plays an important role here as he avenges Hirata as well as Aoki I found the pace of the story a little slow but otherwise everything was well done I liked Aoki and Toho s character very much Aoki s hesitation to love Toho like a man was justified After the trauma he goes through the care with which Toho tends to Aoki was so sigh worthy There is only one intimate scene here which was the culmination of the story and a start of a romance.My one hang up about the plot I did not understand the motives or the actions of the villain He confesses that his actions were wrong but he still keeps up with it even after he has realized it and is looking for someone to give him an end worthy of a samurai Totally loco, let me tell you It was contradictory and basically did not make any sense Overall, it was a nice conclusion to the trilogy I would look forward tofrom this author This review has been cross posted at GayBookReviews


  3. Serena Yates Serena Yates says:

    This third story in the Sword and Silk series by Sedonia Guillone, set in eighteenth century Japan, brings together some of the threads from the first two volumes, and adds yet another emotional adventure with lots of romance and a love that initially seems impossible Daisuke, a ronin samurai, and his lover, Genji, from book one are back, but it is Genji s actor friend, Aoki, whose turn it is to find love Hirata and Sho also feature, and it is their adopted son, Toho, who grows up and discov This third story in the Sword and Silk series by Sedonia Guillone, set in eighteenth century Japan, brings together some of the threads from the first two volumes, and adds yet another emotional adventure with lots of romance and a love that initially seems impossible Daisuke, a ronin samurai, and his lover, Genji, from book one are back, but it is Genji s actor friend, Aoki, whose turn it is to find love Hirata and Sho also feature, and it is their adopted son, Toho, who grows up and discovers he is in love with Aoki Of course, with Toho having moved away for his samurai training and Aoki refusing to admit his feelings for a man he has known since he was a boy of ten, their relationship is not an easy one.Please find my full review of the second edition on Rainbow Book Reviews


  4. Heather Rawlins Heather Rawlins says:

    I thought Blossom of the Samurai was interesting It was beautifully paced with the way the author wrote I kind of felt like I had travelled back in time to Japan I thought Aoki was a very controlled caring person and I loved how kind and na ve Toho was and how devoted he was to Aoki and his fathers.


  5. Serena Yates Serena Yates says:

    This third story in the Sword and Silk series by Sedonia Guillone, set in eighteenth century Japan, brings together some of the threads from the first two volumes, and adds yet another emotional adventure with lots of romance and a love that initially seems impossible Daisuke, a ronin samurai, and his lover, Genji, from book one are back, but it is Genji s actor friend, Aoki, whose turn it is to find love Hirata and Sho also feature, and it is their adopted son, Toho, who grows up and discov This third story in the Sword and Silk series by Sedonia Guillone, set in eighteenth century Japan, brings together some of the threads from the first two volumes, and adds yet another emotional adventure with lots of romance and a love that initially seems impossible Daisuke, a ronin samurai, and his lover, Genji, from book one are back, but it is Genji s actor friend, Aoki, whose turn it is to find love Hirata and Sho also feature, and it is their adopted son, Toho, who grows up and discovers he is in love with Aoki Of course, with Toho having moved away for his samurai training and Aoki refusing to admit his feelings for a man he has known since he was a boy of ten, their relationship is not an easy one.Please find my full review on Rainbow Book Reviews


  6. Melanie Melanie says:

    A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.com ReviewRating 4 stars out of 5For the Full Review, visit on 2 15From that review Blossom of the Samurai ties up the stories of the three couples that make up the Sword and the Silk Trilogy by Sedonia Guillone and its such a lovely finish to this trilogy.I ve been reading her Samurai stories for years and started on this path with Flying Fish back in 2009 it was rereleased by Dreamspinner Press in 2016 Sedonia Guillone s tales A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.com ReviewRating 4 stars out of 5For the Full Review, visit on 2 15From that review Blossom of the Samurai ties up the stories of the three couples that make up the Sword and the Silk Trilogy by Sedonia Guillone and its such a lovely finish to this trilogy.I ve been reading her Samurai stories for years and started on this path with Flying Fish back in 2009 it was rereleased by Dreamspinner Press in 2016 Sedonia Guillone s tales are gentle tales that move at a pace unusual for most stories, their narrative almost oriental in their flow and language at times Gentle and yet visited by the violence of the times, all the characters endure hardship to find their other half One samurai, the other an actor courtesan, except in the second story which acts as a bridge to the first and third For all our reviews, author interviews, and all things books visit us at


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