The Kouga Ninja Scrolls

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An epic novel that takes you deeper into the world and history of Basilisk

To resolve a clash over succession, the shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa has devised the ultimate contest. Two rival ninja clans, the Kouga and the Iga, will meet in a battle to the death. The victor will rule Japan for the next thousand years. But in the midst of this bloody war, an unlikely romance blooms between Gennosuke of the Kouga clan and Oboro of the Iga clan. Gennosuke and Oboro are the next leaders of their clans and their fates are inextricably bound with that of their families. In the colossal fight, the star-crossed lovers are faced with a fatal choice between true love and destiny. Can romance conquer a four-hundred-year-old rivalry? Or is their love fated to end in death?

Author: Futaro Yamada
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Published: 12/26/2006
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.48lbs
Size: 7.06h x 5.84w x 0.74d
ISBN13: 9780345495105
ISBN10: 0345495101
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Historical | General
- Fiction | Action & Adventure
- Fiction | Sagas

About the Author
Fūtaro Yamada was born in Japan in 1922. He published his first detective novel in 1947 while in medical school. In 1958, he published The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, the first in a series about supernatural ninjas. The immense popularity of the series led to numerous adaptations, including the manga series Basilisk and the 2005 movie Shinobi. Fūtaro Yamada received numerous awards for his ninja and detective novels, including the Fourth Annual Japanese Mystery Literary Award in 2000. He passed away in July of 2001.