Giveaway: Risuko by David Kudler (US Only)



Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale

by David Kudler

Release Date: June 15, 2016


About the Book

Can one girl win a war?
My name is Kano Murasaki, but most people call me Risuko. Squirrel.
I am from Serenity Province, though I was not born there.
My nation has been at war for a hundred years, Serenity is under attack, my family is in disgrace, but some people think that I can bring victory.
That I can be a very special kind of woman.
All I want to do is climb.
My name is Kano Murasaki, but everyone calls me Squirrel.

Though Japan has been devastated by a century of civil war, Risuko just wants to climb trees. Growing up far from the battlefields and court intrigues, the fatherless girl finds herself pulled into a plot that may reunite Japan — or may destroy it. She is torn from her home and what is left of her family, but finds new friends at a school that may not be what it seems.

Magical but historical, Risuko follows her along the first dangerous steps to discovering who she truly is.

Kano Murasaki, called Risuko (Squirrel) is a young, fatherless girl, more comfortable climbing trees than down on the ground. Yet she finds herself enmeshed in a game where the board is the whole nation of Japan, where the pieces are armies, moved by scheming lords, and a single girl couldn’t possibly have the power to change the outcome. Or could she?


About the Author

David Kudler is an author, editor, and publisher living just north of San Francisco, California with his wife, teacher/author Maura Vaughn, his author-to-be daughters and their (apparently) non-literary cats.

His children’s picture book The Seven Gods of Luck was adapted from a Japanese folktale. He has written about places other than Japan — but his imagination keeps returning to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Risuko is his first novel.

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Giveaway Details

1 winner will receive a copy of the book.

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9 thoughts on “Giveaway: Risuko by David Kudler (US Only)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE the cover and synopsis. This was put on my TBR the first time I heard of it. *crosses fingers*

  2. Anonymous says:

    Best of luck!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I can tell if i saw this book in the store I would end up just buying it because of the cover without even reading the synopsis yet, it is so prettttty. Bu even so the synopsis sounds amazing too, with a plot I’ve never even heard of anything similiar to it before.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Glad you love the cover — I do too! I’d love to know what you think of the book. 🙂

  5. Anonymous says:

    Risuko sounds like a great adventure, I would love to read this book ♡ The cover is beautiful! Thank you

  6. Anonymous says:

    The cover looks so pretty. The book also seems really interesting because it’s not something I would usually read.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I would frame the cover! I’m studying Japanese and have many friends from Japan. I would love to read this exciting book to understand more about the culture too! I’m intrigued about this character.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I love the cover!!!! SO pretty!

  9. Anonymous says:

    The cover is so pretty!

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