Disciple of the Wind : The Fated Blades

  • by Steve Bein
  • Narrated by Allison Hiroto
  • Series: The Fated Blades
  • 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lethal justice
When Tokyo falls victim to a deadly terrorist attack, Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro knows who is responsible, even if she doesn't have proof. She urges her commanding officers to arrest the perpetrator - an insane zealot who was just released from police custody. When her pleas fall on deaf ears, she loses her temper and then her badge as well as her best chance of fighting back.
Left on her own, and armed with only her cunning and her famed Inazuma blade, Mariko must work outside the system to stop a terrorist mastermind. But going rogue draws the attention of an underground syndicate known as the Wind. For centuries they have controlled Japanese politics from the shadows, using mystical relics to achieve their nefarious ends - relics like Mariko's own sword and the iron demon mask whose evil curse is bound to the blade. Now the Wind is set on acquiring Mariko.
Mariko is left with a perilous choice: Join an illicit insurgency to thwart a deadly villain or remain true to the law. Either way she cannot escape her sword’s curse. As sure as the blade will bring her to victory, it also promises to destroy her.

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Another solid effort by Prof. Bein

Prof. Bein continues to write magical realism (but we don't call it that) for the 21st century crowd. Great action and relatable characters are marred only by a mostly predictable plot and a so-so performance by Ms. Hiroto, who is normally a more evocative narrator.
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- Reviews by L "Snotty, elitist lawyer who reads too much and is kind too little."

A great addition to your new favorite series

I was waiting for this 3rd book in the series for months. It did not disappoint. Steve Bein tells a really engrossing story and writes both action and reflection very well. Memorable characters, fast pace and a great flow. I love this series and I'm glad Audible jumped on it and had the audiobook timed exactly with the release of the physical book. I can't wait to read more about Mariko and Daigoro.

Alison Hiroto is also the perfect narrator for this series. This book probably sees her at her best. She voices all the characters well, but her Mariko fits the character so well.

Only criticism is that the cover artist seems to have forgotten that Mariko doesn't have a complete right fore-finger as at the time of this book.
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- Jara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios