Book trailer for Cold Blood: Yamabuki vs. the Sword Master

Cold Blood, Katherine M. Lawrence, Sword of the Taka Samurai

Hot off of After Effects, we present the first book trailer for Katherine M. Lawrence’s Cold Blood:

Video and music by Laura Lis Scott. What do you think?

In case you’re unfamiliar with Katherine’s work, Cold Blood begins the tale of 17-year-old Yamabuki, daughter of a warlord, trained in sword and bow, on her first solo mission—to deliver three scrolls to the Imperial City.

Cold Blood is a novella—a quick, sharp introduction to Yamabuki and the world in which she travels. But it is but the first story of the Sword of the Taka Samurai series.

Book two, Cold Rain, runs longer as Yamabuki, trying to fully understand the implications of what she’s learned and experienced, stumbles into circumstances beyond her control. At 83,000+ words, Cold Heart is a full-length novel about newfound love, danger, and a desperate fight for her life. Cold Trail, available for preorder and also novel length, continues the action as Yamabuki makes her way to Heian-kyō, a city in turmoil as clans vie for power, forging alliances.

You can read more about Yamabuki and 12th-century Japan on Katherine M. Lawrence’s blog.

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Cold Heart available everywhere

Cold Heart, Katherine M. Lawrence, New Releases, Sword of the Taka Samurai

In our busy last few weeks, we released Cold Heart, the latest installment in Katherine M. Lawrence’s Sword of the Taka Samurai series. The full-length novel is available for order everywhere in paperback and ebook. Links are behind the book covers below.

And Cold Trail, Book Four in the series, is available for pre-order now.

Cold Heart: Yamabuki vs. the Shinobi PriestCold Trail: Yamabuki and Tomoe

Cold Heart coming January

Cold Heart, Katherine M. Lawrence, New Releases

We’re pleased to announce that Katherine M. Lawrence’s next installment in the Sword of the Taka Samurai series, Cold Heart, is finally coming. Readers and fans have been very patient. For that we apologize, and also wish to apologize on Katherine’s behalf as well.

Know, however, that Katherine has not been idle. On the contrary. She has been diligently working on the remaining books of the series—because no book can stand on its own. And Cold Heart has grown in scope and detail. The new book is full novel length at about 80,000 words. Plus readers will discover all kinds of additional back matter—a list of characters, an expanded glossary, and further description about how the hours, solar stems, and months of the lunisolar calendar work together. Plus maps showing ancient Japan and detail on the areas where the events of the books take place.

We’ll have more details soon. But first, the updated cover!

Yes, that is a new subtitle. Same ISBN, though:  978-0-9912667-7-7. Also coming on Kindle, iBooks, and other ebook platforms. Yes, that is a new subtitle. Same ISBN, though:  978-0-9912667-7-7. Also coming on Kindle, iBooks, and other ebook platforms.

You can pre-order the Cold Heart in paperback  on Amazon.

The medieval Japan of Yamabuki

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Today, Katherine M. Lawrence blogs a bit about Japan in 1172, when the events of Sword of the Taka Samurai take place. Take a peek.

map of ancient Japan

The medieval Japan of Yamabuki

Authors, Cold Blood, Cold Fate, Cold Fire, Cold Heart, Cold Rain, Cold Steel, Cold Trail, Katherine M. Lawrence, Sword of the Taka Samurai

Today, Katherine M. Lawrence blogs a bit about Japan in 1172, when the events of Sword of the Taka Samurai take place. Take a peek.