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The Heart of Iuchiban

A Legend of the Five Rings Novel

Published by Aconyte
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

Return to the world of Legend of the Five Rings: Adventures in Rokugan, in this fantasy adventure pitting noble samurai against a forgotten evil corrupting the whole realm

Something is wrong in the Emerald Empire. The emperor is ailing, the court is weak and the Great Clans threaten to escalate their petty squabbling into all-out war. But in the shadows, another threat lurks – sinister Bloodspeaker cults attempt to resurrect the forgotten sorcerer Iuchiban, who possess a power so great it could destroy all of Rokugan. Now seven samurai, one from each of the Great Clans, must put aside their pride, fear, and rivalry to unite and prevent the Bloodspeakers from finding the legendary tomb of Iuchiban, and the hideous treasure locked inside. All that stands in the samurai’s way is their hatred of each other. The road will be long and bloody, but glory waits for them at journey’s end. As does death…

About The Author

By day, EVAN DICKEN studies old Japanese maps and crunches data for research at The Ohio State University. By night, he does neither of these things. His fiction has most recently appeared in: Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons, and he has stories forthcoming from Black Library and Rampant Loon Press.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aconyte (November 1, 2022)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781839081859

Raves and Reviews

"Dicken crafted some top-notch puzzles for the characters to solve. I did really enjoy the story and do recommend it, especially if anyone is looking for a new series to draw them in."

– Cosmic Circus

"I had a lot of fun with The Heart of Iuchiban and I think it earns a four out of five."

– Tympest Books

"All in all this was a brilliant addition to the growing Legend of the Five Rings line up and I cannot wait to read more in this line and more work by Evan Dicken who clearly knows the source material and is passionate about their writing."

– What You Tolkien About

“Imaginative, deftly written and action-packed.”

– Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer, on The Red Hours

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