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Rashomon Gate

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Rashomon Gate (2002) I.J. Parker

Rashomon GateAkitada, is an official in the Ministry of Justice, who is bored with his job. But he has to support his mother and two younger sisters, so he does his best. His mother wants him to make a good marriage so he’ll move ahead in the world, but Akitada likes getting involved in mysteries and seeing justice done.

He’s also loyal, and when the university instructor who took him in asks for his help, he drops everything to assist.

Unfortunately, the situation is complex, and there are more problems than it first seems, including the grandson of a man who was miraculously taken up to heaven being all but abandoned at the university.

And there’s also the matter of Hirata’s daughter, Tamako.

There is obviously backstory that I missed from previous books/stories but I didn’t miss it in the slightest.

The mystery was good, but I have to admit what fascinated me the most were the historical details and the world of 11-th century Japan.

I just picked up a collection of Akidata short stories, so I definitely plan on reading more.

The only thing that bothered me is that Grandmom isn’t around, because I think she also would have enjoyed this.
Rating: 7/10

Published by Ingrid J. Parker Inc.

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