Legend of the Five Rings: The Flower Path by Josh Reynolds

The Flower Path

A Legend of the Five Rings Novel

The Flower Path

A Legend of the Five Rings Novel

By Josh Reynolds

Extraordinary detective Daidoji Shin returns, in a wonderful locked-room murder mystery like no other, in this lively novel from the epic fantasy world of Legend of the Five Rings

Opening night at the Foxfire Theater is set to be a huge success for Daidoji Shin, amateur detective turned theater impresario. The City of the Rich Frog’s leading lights are all there, but even as the performance begins, the Three Flower Troupe’s new lead actress is found dead backstage – and everyone in the venue is a potential suspect. Shin has only till the curtain falls to find the killer. But the clock is ticking and Shin can only hold the great and the good hostage so long. As the night wears on, the chance of the murderer escaping justice grows ever more likely.

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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

Series: The Daidoji Shin Mysteries, book 3
Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Grant Griffin
Genre: Fantasy


Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: June 21, 2022
UK On Sale Date: September 1, 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9781839081507
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm


Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: June 7, 2022
ebook ISBN: 9781839081514


Audiobook

Global On Sale: June 7, 2022
ISBN: 9798765035221

About the Author


JOSH REYNOLDS is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories, including the wildly popular Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000. He grew up in South Carolina and now lives in Sheffield, UK.

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Reviews

“A wonderfully engaging mystery by Josh Reynolds set in the multi-author sandbox Five Rings world.”
Nonstop Reader

“I loved it and cannot wait for Three Oaths, the next in the series! 5 out of 5 Stars”
Big Geordie Geek

“The Flower Path leaves me grasping for the next Daidoji Shin novel. It’s as good as Poison River if not better and does a good job of showing Shin thinking on his feet and dealing with having to keep the closed box closed while he investigates. It earns a five out of five from me and a very impatient wait for the next one.”
Lauren’s Bookshelf

“The Flower Path is a very fun mystery story, due in part to it taking place in one building over one night. There are no big investigations, no chasing after suspects, or catching up with witnesses after they’ve had time to think over what they saw. Everything that happens in The Flower Path takes place over just a few hours, and it’s delightful.”
Trans-Scribe

“The Flower Path is nothing less than Josh Reynolds at the height of his considerable talents as an author, an intricate, complex and tightly-plotted murder-mystery perfectly integrated into the Legend of the Five Rings setting, and populated with a richly-imagined cast of characters to create an elegant novel that might well be the best thing that Reynolds has ever written.”
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer

“I honestly felt like I was transported right into the heart of the court and clan dynamics and all the intrigue and espionage that goes on.”
– What You Tolkien About

Praise for the Daidoji Shin Mysteries

“Everything you would hope for from a Rokugan novel.”

Fistful of Meeples

Death’s Kiss is another brilliant Rokugan story from Josh Reynolds, a fast-paced, intricately-plotted and highly rewarding journey through the Legend of the Five Rings setting.”

– Track of Words

Legend of the Five Rings: The Flower Path by Josh Reynolds

Global Ebook On Sale: June 7, 2022
US Paperback On Sale: June 21, 2022
UK Paperback On Sale: September 1, 2022
Global Audiobook On Sale: June 7, 2022

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