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Rise: The Liminal Chronicles (Sample)

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A myth come to life may be worth far more than his freedom.

An ex-mobster must choose between breaking a promise to his parole officer, which will send him back to the slammer, or angering a powerful supernatural being. He's caught in an impossible situation. How will he ever forge a path to redemption?
  Umeji Tatsuya moves from Tokyo to a small town after leaving the yakuza, the Japanese mob. He knows all too well that his past can't stay buried.
  ‘Once Yakuza, always Yakuza. The tattoos mark you for life.’
  Nakamura Hisako, the town’s beloved dowager, suspects Umeji’s past and tries to oust him. But Umeji just discovered her long-held secret. If he keeps it, the cost is his recently regained freedom. If he doesn’t, Nakamura might have to leave her home, and he loses the opportunity to learn the truth behind the stories he’s always loved.
  As the mundane and Spirit Realm intertwine, we'll find timelines in modern-day and the Pre-Meiji era do, too. Centuries-old rivalries carry over into the modern-day, and past actions influence the present. Umeji’s second chance starts him on his journey of myth, social redemption, and found family.
  Rise is the first book in the Liminal Chronicles series. Find out where to purchase Rise.
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