Legend of the Five Rings: The Soul of Iuchiban by Evan Dicken

The Soul of Iuchiban

A Legend of the Five Rings Novel

The Soul of Iuchiban

A Legend of the Five Rings Novel

By Evan Dicken

Heroic samurai must defeat an ancient evil unleashed upon the world, before its malign power destroys the realm of Rokugan in this epic Legend of the Five Rings fantasy adventure

The Emerald Empire stands on the brink of destruction. The dark sorcerer Iuchiban has escaped his tomb, and desires dominion over all. Unicorn samurai Iuchi Qadan has been welcomed home and celebrated for her part in destroying the Blood- speaker rebellion. Yet she is not herself… Possessed by Iuchiban, Qadan can do nothing but watch as the undying sorcerer lord draws tight the noose he has wrapped around the throat of an unsuspecting empire. And hope that someone will realize she is not who she seems. But the other survivors of Iuchiban’s tomb are few, and made speechless by the horrors they’ve endured. To stop Iuchiban’s evil, new alliances between old enemies must be formed. They will be brittle, untested, and marred by mistrust. Should these alliances fail, there will be no Rokugan.

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The realm of Rokugan is a land of samurai, courtiers, and mystics, of dragons and divine beings – a world of heroism, magic, and steel. Through times of peace and war, the samurai of the seven Great Clans have competed for power and influence. But as the trust between them fractures, those struggles turn ever bloodier. Former allies become fierce adversaries, and unlikely pacts are forged between ancient enemies. While conflict and political intrigue divide the clans, the true threat awaits in the darkness of the Shadowlands, beyond the vast Carpenter Wall. There, in the twisted wastelands, an evil corruption endlessly seeks the downfall of the empire. As the Shadowlands threat grows, samurai from the warring clans must put aside their differences and unite if they are to save the very soul of Rokugan.

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Publication Details

Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Larry Rostant
Genre: Fantasy


Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: September 5, 2023
UK On Sale Date: November 23, 2023
Paperback ISBN: 9781839082290
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm


Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: September 5, 2023
ebook ISBN: 9781839082306


Audiobook

Global On Sale: September 5, 2023
ISBN: 9798350873207

About the Author


By day, EVAN DICKEN studies old Japanese maps and crunches numbers for all manner of fascinating research at the Ohio State University. By night, he does neither of these things. His work has most recently appeared in Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons, and he has stories forthcoming from Black Library and Rampant Loon Press.

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“Fans of fantasy and particularly Asian inspired fantasy or mythology are sure to enjoy this too and if it then encourages them to step further into the world of L5R well that can’t be a bad thing can it?”
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“Fans of fantasy and particularly Asian inspired fantasy or mythology are sure to enjoy this too and if it then encourages them to step further into the world of L5R well that can’t be a bad thing can it?”
What You Tolkien About

Praise for Evan Dicken

“Despite being set in an established world, Dicken builds on this and makes it his own. From the description to the people and landscape everything vividly comes to life while you are reading, and it is a joy to read. Particularly the description and information on the cartography itself – the detail is mind-blowing.”

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“Dicken crafted some top-notch puzzles for the characters to solve. I did really enjoy the story and do recommend it, especially if anyone is looking for a new series to draw them in.”

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Legend of the Five Rings: The Soul of Iuchiban by Evan Dicken

Global Ebook On Sale: September 5, 2023
US Paperback On Sale: September 5, 2023
UK Paperback On Sale: November 23, 2023
Global Audiobook On Sale: September 5, 2023

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