Book Review: “Silent Moon – The Story of a Sword”
by Shihan Dana Abbott
Silent Moon – The Story of a Sword is a terrific read for all. From page one, I was ingeniously thrown into chaos and conflict: hand to hand combat, samurai swords, and machine guns cutting down soldiers on the beaches of Okinawa during World War Two. Then, within a few sentences, I find myself going back into Japan’s history before firearms were common and the samurai sword prevailed. I was intrigued when the story began to revolve around one particular samurai sword named Silent Moon, created 500 years prior, and discovering all the people involved over the centuries that came into contact with it. Some considered the sword a work of art, others, a prized possession, others, an heirloom, while many took it as a mere trophy of war. Placed on a nobleman’s wall in a castle or boxed and hidden away in an attic, each person respected it differently but all ended up being tainted by its dark influence.
Silent Moon…whose hands will you fall into next?”
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Follow the creation and development of a profound masterpiece of the sword smith’s art through historic turmoil, samurai battles, and contemporary intrigue that follows its “life” from 1550 until present day. Loaded with guts, glory, and wisdom, the story holds the reader’s interest throughout the period sequences, with a unique ending that even took the author by surprise.
Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman is the author of the world’s best-selling interpretation of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings and has also written treatises on Sun Tzu’s Art of War, Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, plus many works of fiction, non-fiction, and spiritual enlightenment. Visit http://www.hanshi.com.