Katana by Cole Gibsen
(A Novel)

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Kill Bill meets Buffy in this supernatural samurai tale.

Rileigh Martin would love to believe that adrenaline gave her the uncanny courage and strength to fend off three muggers. But it doesn’t explain her dreams of fifteenth-century Japan, the incredible fighting skills she suddenly possesses, or the strange voice giving her battle tips and danger warnings. While worrying that she’s going crazy (always a reputation ruiner), Rileigh gets a visit from Kim, a handsome martial arts instructor, who tells Rileigh she’s harboring the spirit of a five-hundred-year-old samurai warrior.

Relentlessly attacked by ninjas, Rileigh has no choice but to master the katana—a deadly Japanese sword that’s also the key to her past. As the spirit grows stronger and her feelings for Kim intensify, Rileigh is torn between continuing as the girl she’s always been and embracing the warrior inside her.


About Cole Gibsen

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Cole Gibsen (Collinsville, IL) loves writing, day-old Chinese food, and shiny things like ninja throwing stars and swords. Katana is her debut novel.
Published March 1, 2012 by Flux. 386 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Gibsen laces her narrative with holes: If Kim and Rileigh have been reincarnated multiple times and repeatedly drawn together by psychic destiny, why is there no hint of other past lives?

Feb 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Katana (A Katana Novel)


Kat is back in a classroom, fingers crossed that day 1 is good.

May 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Katana (A Katana Novel)

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