Review: Samurai Game
Samurai Game by Christine Feehan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Dying over and over again can easily change a person's hair white. It's kind of cool to be able to survive death, like nine lives of a cat. However, when it's a child forced to die over and over again through sadistic butchering in the pursuit of science, this is a horrendous crime. In Samurai Game, Azami is a powerful part of a brother/sister triad. She's the brains of the lucrative Japanese satellite company. She's also bent on vengeance.
For her early eight years of life, Azami was named Thorn. She was one of the orphan girls mad scientist Dr. Whitney experimented on with genetic mutations and as it turns out, nanotechnology. Deemed as worthless, she was tossed aside, left to die. It was the best thing that could ever happen to Thorn. She rose from the ashes, like the Phoenix she tattooed on her body. She's now Azami and she is a force to be reckoned with. Her sole focus, the destruction of Dr. Whitney.
Azami meets up with the Ghostwalkers and isn't sure if they are on her side or not. Through careful intell, she pieces together a picture which needs to be relayed to the Ghostwalkers. This leads her to Sam Johnson - the one for her.
This story is similar to all the other Ghostwalker stories - a tortured woman meets up with a man who is perfect for her. They are a bit wary of each other at first and they click. The abuse of the women's pasts are escalating. This is by far the worst of all the girls. There are no words. Azami is pretty cool. I admire her and wish to have her martial arts/defense/offense skills. She's amazing. Sam is a nice guy. He's a good guy and a perfect match for Azami.
We do get to see a bit of the kids born to the Ghostwalkers. I'm very interested in Daniel and the twins. I hope they get their own story. Perhaps an anthology where each kid is showcased? The kids are trouble and quite precocious.
Lastly, the sex in the story is okay. It's romantic and sweet. The story would have been just as good with less sex. Smexy writing is not Ms. Feehan's forte. Her forte is world building and interesting characters. I do wish we would get to the end game though. As much as I enjoy this series, it's getting a bit long in the tooth. This book is recommended for paranormal romance lovers who enjoy a sweetly devoted couple.
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