I just finished reading this book by, the author of one of my favourite series, Lian Hearn (Tales of the Otori). It was not really anything like Tales of the Otori, except that obviously both are set in Japan. The TotO books are filled with magic and fantasy whilst this book was more about love/war. But anyway, great book nonetheless. I always love to get lost in fictional Japan. Rather neat little animation here as well.
Blossoms and Shadows is the second book I have read this year and as we are only on the 15th of January, I think that's pretty good going. The next books I read will be on my Kindle.