Can you handle a horse? Are you skillful with a bow? Are you brave in the face of danger? Will you wear this smelly, lice-infested armor with dignity? Have you truly earned the respect and honor shown to the samurai? Are you of honorable lineage? Will you show absolute loyalty to your lord? Do you understand that dishonor will bring deathby that same sword that you must sleep beside every night of your life? Are you ready to rise in rank?
About the Author
Fiona McDonald has wanted to make beautiful things for a living since she was a little girl. To further this dream, Fiona spent four years of intensive study at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, Australia. From there she moved to the Blue Mountains and began making painted cloth dolls and figurative sculpture. After Fiona's son was born, she enrolled at university to study literature. Fiona had two grown up children and a granddaughter. She lives with her three dogs, cat, rabbit, and one ancient hen.
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