Daijobu! Excellent book. A must read for lovers of Samurai adventures.
Cold Blood not only shows you the beginning of Yamabuki’s story as a teenage Samurai, it also contrasts her life to that of the woman she would have been had she not opted to tread the warrior’s path. That draws out one of the best elements of historical fiction which is when it educated as well as entertains.... You don’t write an excellent story by accident. I highly recommend Cold Blood.