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Masako: Lady Shogun

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A novel of feudal Japan set during the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, Masako: Lady Shogun tells the story of Masako, a spirited, intelligent woman who defies clan loyalty to marry Yoritomo, a rival outcast. After a series of battles, Yoritomo prevails, becoming the first Shogun in Japan, thus reducing the Emperor to religious status. A notorious philanderer, cruel in his revenge, Masako is shocked by Yoritomo's jealousy when he murders his brothers and his daughter's betrothed for presumed treason, leading to the girl's suicide and her dying wish for revenge. Thrown from his horse, Yoritomo is killed. Masako succeeds in naming their son, Yorie, as Shogun, but he is later retired for incompetence. His brother, Sanetomo, is assassinated after a revolt. The Emperor attempts to rally forces to regain power, but Masako pleads with the samurai to war against him.Her lover and advisor, Akira, saddened by success, leaves. A heartbroken Masako retires to Miyajima. Unwilling to live apart any longer, Akira returns in time to save Masako from drowning.

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