BloggingAuthors writes about Michael Zomber’s latest book, Shogun Iemitsu. Calling the work a “truly inspiring book”, and going so far as to say the overall impression was one of great beauty and considerable elegance. Not to mention Michael’s trademark penchant for historical accuracy.
Michael Zomber is a historical fiction author with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English literature. His writing resume includes screenplays, historical novels and non-fiction work. He likes to keep the characters, settings and facts authentic for his audience.
Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan tells the story of Hideo and Kobiyashi. The two young samurai fall in love after attending the same festival, and they eventually rebel against the Tokugawa government.
Son of Kentucky is the first book of a trilogy that follows the Johnson family for 50 years. Josiah Johnson is a poor tobacco farmer in western Kentucky, and he refuses to use slave labor on his farm. His decision may cost his family as conflicts begin to rise in the country.
Sweet Betsy That’s Me is the second book in this trilogy, and it tells the story of Betsy and her life on a western Kentucky farm. Her father was wounded during the battle of Gettysburg, and the story takes place the day after he returns home from the Civil War.
Sweet Betsy is the third installment of this trilogy, and the story follows Betsy into adulthood. Betsy must start a new life with her daughter after she kills a Klansman to defend a young black man. She finds home in a one-horse town called Early, but her strength is put to the limit when she comes across citizens who do not agree with her views.
Park Avenue is the story of an art collector who trades in his collection to give his children a safe exit from Nazi Germany. The only item left behind is a self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh. United States Army sergeant Henry Dryden finds the portrait several years later. He hides the painting for years before asking his grandson to ensure it is authentic and sell it.
Jesus and the Samurai is a non-fiction publication that studies the relationship between traditional samurai virtues and early Christianity.
Fans of Michael Zomber can still find his books in print today. The books are available online and in book stores. Read more about him on his website, and be sure to follow what Zomber is up to on Facebook.