(From the publisher):
In time when the Shogun ruled Japan, two hundred samurai suffered a grave insult—their master met an unjust death. Forty-seven of them were courageous enough to avenge him, for in those days there was a saying: "One cannot live under the same sky with the murderer of one's father or one's lord."
A lowly servant to one of the brave samurai is the boy Jiro, who calls himself a "fly on the wall." Choosen as his master's unlikely spy during the planning of the great revenge, Jiro must learn when to talk and when to listen, or at any moment he could lose his head to a samurai testing the sharpness of his sword.
As Jiro plays his small part in the elaborate plan of the forty-seven samurai, he searches for his own identity in the barbaric society of feudal Japan.
Original title: The Revenge of the Forty-Seven Samurai
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Asia