Shogun is the story of Richard Blackthorn, an English sailor stranded in Japan after attempting to dare a dangerous strait. Blackthorn makes swift inroads with powerful samurai in the camp of Lord Toranaga, a defender of the child emperor and a claimant to the title of Shogun, or supreme warlord. Toranaga is opposed by the scheming Ishido, though, and Blackthorn is quickly drawn into their combat while also forming a romantic attachment to the beautiful Mariko.

Summary of Shogun by James du Maresq Clavell

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