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The Best Books About Or Featuring Samurai

The Best Books About or Featuring Samurai

“What are the best books about or featuring Samurai?” We looked at 139 of the top Samurai books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 26 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Samurai” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 100+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 26 Samurai Books



26 .) Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicken House Books
  • Goodreads 3

The youth Takeo has been brought up in a remote mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people who have taught him only the ways of peace. But unbeknownst to him, his father was a celebrated assassin and a member of the Tribe, an ancient network of families with extraordinary, preternatural skills. When Takeo’s village is pillaged, he is rescued and adopted by the mysterious Lord Otori Shigeru. Under the tutelage of Shigeru, he learns that he too possesses the skills of the Tribe. And, with this knowledge, he embarks on a journey that will lead him across the famed nightingale floor—and to his own unimaginable destiny…

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25 .) Autumn Bridge by Takashi Matsuoka

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Ranker

In the year 1311, in the highest tower of Cloud of Sparrows Castle, a beautiful woman sits by the window, watching as enemies gather below. As she calmly awaits her fate, she begins to write, carefully setting down on a scroll an extraordinary tale—a tale that unfolds in Autumn Bridge. With the same emotional power that distinguished Cloud of Sparrows, readers will travel from the storm-tossed shores of medieval Japan to the bustling streets of San Francisco—toward and overwhelming revelation linking past, present, and future.

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24 .) Black Samurai (Black Samurai, #1) by Marc Olden

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2

On leave in Tokyo, American GI Robert Sand is shot trying to protect an old man from a quartet of drunk American soldiers. As Sand passes out, the old man springs on his tormenters, beating them senseless with frail, wrinkled fists. He is Master Konuma, keeper of the ancient secrets of the samurai, and Sand is about to become his newest pupil. Over the next seven years, the American learns martial arts, swordplay, and stealth, becoming not just the first black man to ever take the oath of the samurai, but the strongest fighter Konuma has ever trained.

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23 .) Child of Vengeance (Musashi Miyamoto, #1) by David Kirk

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 3

Japan in the late 16th century was a land in turmoil. Lords of the great clans schemed against each other, served by aristocratic samurai bound to them by a rigid code of honor. Bennosuke is a high-born but lonely teenager living in his ancestral village. His mother died when he was a young boy, and his powerful warrior father Munisai has abandoned him for a life of service to his Lord, Shinmei. Bennosuke has been raised by his uncle Dorinbo, a monk who urges the boy to forgo the violence of the samurai and embrace the contemplative life. But Bennosuke worships his absent father, and when Munisai returns, gravely injured, Bennosuke is forced to confront truths about his family’s history and his own place in it. These revelations soon guide him down the samurai’s path—awash with blood, bravery, and vengeance. His journey will culminate in the epochal battle of Sekigahara—in which Bennosuke will first proclaim his name as Mushashi Miyamoto. This rich and absorbing epic explores the complexities of one young man’s quest while capturing a crucial turning point in Japanese history with visceral mastery, sharp psychological insight and tremendous narrative momentum.

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22 .) Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke by Daidōji Yūzan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3

Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese Way of the Warrior. Bushido has played a significant role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in developing modern Japanese martial arts within Japan and internationally.

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21 .) Cold Blood: A Yamabuki Story by Katherine M. Lawrence

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2

“In ancient Japan — a land of stunning beauty and unspeakable brutality, in a time when gods walked among mortals — Yamabuki, a warlord’s only daughter, trained in sword and bow, bears important dispatches to the Imperial Capital.

Veiled in the guise of an ordinary warrior, not even revealing that she is female, she travels not as a princess but with the common people, only to find that many are not who they seem. Some want her dead. Others want her because she’s a woman. She must fight for her honor, her duty, and her clan. Blood will be spilled before it is over.”

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20 .) Cold Rain: Yamabuki and the Warlord Prince (Sword of the Taka Samurai #2) by Katherine M. Lawrence

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2

Having survived her first sword battle and killed a would-be assassin and a sword master, Yamabuki finds herself moving through a different world. Or is it she herself who has changed? Her mother’s words ring in her ears: “You must prevail. That is the only allowable outcome. No one who you can truly trust will be there to offer you solace. It is something you will bear alone.”

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19 .) Cold Sake: Yamabuki vs. the Undead by Katherine M. Lawrence

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2

“In 12th-century Japan, Yamabuki, a woman samurai 17 years old, travels deep into the Oku wilderness.

Along a lonely road, at a forgotten inn, she seeks shelter, warm food, and cold saké.

But as darkness falls, she ends up fighting for her life . . . and she finds that there are terrible things under heaven that no weapon can vanquish, and that her only way to survive is to heal that which cannot be healed.”

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18 .) Gai-Jin by James Clavell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Ranker

The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House…the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shogun battling to usher his country into the modern age…a beautiful young French woman forever torn between ambition and desire…Their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, torn apart by greed, idealism, and terrorism. Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats, assassins, courtesans and spies. Their fates collide in James Clavell’s latest masterpiece set in nineteenth-century Japan–an unforgettable epic seething with betrayal and secrets, brutality and heroism, love and forbidden passions.…

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17 .) Kastel Awan Burung Gereja (Samurai, #1) by Takashi Matsuoka

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 3

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16 .) Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 1: The Assassin’s Road (Lone Wolf and Cub, #1) by Kazuo Koike

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3

Dark Horse Comics is proud to present one of the authentic landmarks in graphic fiction, Lone Wolf and Cub, to be published in its entirety for the first time in America. An epic samurai adventure of staggering proportions — over 7000 pages — Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure Okami in Japan) is acknowledged worldwide for the brilliant writing of series creator Kazuo Koike and the groundbreaking cinematic visuals of the late Goseki Kojima, creating unforgettable imagery of stark beauty, kinetic fury, and visceral thematic power that influenced a generation of visual storytellers both in Japan and in the West.

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15 .) Shinju (Sano Ichiro, #1) by Laura Joh Rowland

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 3

“When beautiful, wealthy Yukiko and low-born artist Noriyoshi are found drowned together in a shinju, or ritual double suicide, everyone believes the culprit was forbidden love. Everyone but newly appointed yoriki Sano Ichiro.

Despite the official verdict and warnings from his superiors, the shogun’s Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People suspects the deaths weren’t just a tragedy — they were murder. Risking his family’s good name and his own life, Sano will search for a killer across every level of society — determined to find answers to a mystery no one wants solved. No one but Sano…”

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14 .) The Blade of the Courtesans by Keiichirô Ryû

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Ranker

This Naoki Prize-nominated historical thriller marked the auspicious debut of late-blooming author Keichiro Ryu, who in five years made a name for himself as a master of period novels. In The Blade of the Courtesans, a young samurai by the name of Seichiro Matsunaga, trained in swordfighting by non other than the legendary samurai Musashi Miyamoto, finds himself in Yoshiwara (the pleasure quarters of old Tokyo), per Miyamoto’s dying wishes. In Yoshiwara, Seichiro finds himself defending its denizens against what may be spies from the Yagyu Clan, including one young woman named Oshabu, whose story runs deeper than still water suggests.

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13 .) The Book of Five Rings: A Graphic Novel by Sean Michael Wilson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Andreian
  • Goodreads 2

This graphic novel version of The Book of Five Rings, the iconic book of confrontation and victory by the famed seventeenth-century duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, illuminates this brilliant manifesto, which has long inspired martial artists and anyone interested in cultivating a strategic mind. With evocative drawings and a distilled but faithful text adapted by acclaimed manga writer Sean Michael Wilson, The Book of Five Rings comes alive both as a guide to swordsmanship and strategy, and as a view into Musashi’s world.

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12 .) The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi by William Scott Wilson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3

The Lone Samurai is a landmark biography of Miyamoto Musashi, the legendary Japanese figure known throughout the world as a master swordsman, spiritual seeker, and author of The Book of Five Rings. With a compassionate yet critical eye, William Scott Wilson delves into the workings of Musashi’s mind as the iconoclastic samurai wrestled with philosophical and spiritual ideas that are as relevant today as they were in his times. Musashi found peace and spiritual reward in seeking to perfect his chosen Way, and came to realize that perfecting a single Way, no matter the path, could lead to fulfillment. The Lone Samurai is far more than a vivid account of a fascinating slice of feudal Japan. It is the story of one man’s quest for answers, perfection, and access to the Way.

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11 .) The Seven Samurai and Other Screenplays by Akira Kurosawa

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2

“These three screenplays are based on Kurosawa’s shooting scripts.

Ikiru (1952) tells the painful and intimate story of a Japanese civil servant coming to terms with old age and death. In Seven Samurai (1954) the inhabitants of a small Janpanese village employ a roaming band of samurai to defend them. In Throne of Blood (1957), based on Macbeth, a samurai is encouraged by his wife to kill his lord.”

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10 .) The Unfettered Mind: Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman by Takuan Soho

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3

So succinct are the author’s insights that these writings have outlasted the dissolution of the samurai class to come down to the present and be read for guidance and inspiration by the captains of business and industry, as well as those devoted to the practice of the martial arts in their modern form.

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9 .) Cloud of Sparrows by Takashi Matsuoka

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2
  • Ranker

“Once in a great while a new novelist comes along who dazzles us with rare eloquence and humanity, with flawless storytelling and a unique understanding of another place and time. Takashi Matsuoka is just such a writer.

His magnificent new novel, set amid the violence and beauty of nineteenth-century Japan, takes us beyond the epic tradition of James Clavell’s Shogun and into a majestic realm of samurai and geishas, ninjas and Zen masters. Brilliantly imagined, gloriously written, Cloud of Sparrows is at once a sweeping historical adventure and a love story of almost unbearable poignancy. It is storytelling on the grand scale from a novelist of astounding depth and grace.”

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8 .) The 47 Ronin Story by John Allyn

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 3
  • Ranker

47 Ronin Story is the classic Japanese story of Lord Asano of Ako and one of the bloodiest vendettas in Japan’s feudal history. In a shocking clash between the warriors and the merchant class of seventeenth century Japan, there emerged the most unlikely set of heroes–the forty-seven ronin, or ex-samurai, of Ako.

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7 .) The Samurai by Shūsaku Endō

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 3
  • Ranker

One of the late Shusaku Endo’s finest works, The Samurai tells of the journey of some of the first Japanese to set foot on European soil and the resulting clash of cultures and politics.

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6 .) Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 1: The Ronin (Usagi Yojimbo, #1) by Stan Sakai

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3

This seminal book collects the classic original Usagi stories chronicling a time of settling unrest and political intrigue, told through the story of a wandering and masterless samurai named Miyamoto Usagi, AKA Usagi Yojimbo!

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5 .) Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai by Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Andreian
  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3

“Hagakure (“”In the Shadow of Leaves””) is a manual for the samurai classes consisting of a series of short anecdotes and reflections that give both insight and instruction-in the philosophy and code of behavior that foster the true spirit of Bushido-the Way of the Warrior. It is not a book of philosophy as most would understand the word: it is a collection of thoughts and sayings recorded over a period of seven years, and as such covers a wide variety of subjects, often in no particular sequence.
The work represents an attitude far removed from our modern pragmatism and materialism, and possesses an intuitive rather than rational appeal in its assertion that Bushido is a Way of Dying, and that only a samurai retainer prepared and willing to die at any moment can be totally true to his lord. While Hagakure was for many years a secret text known only to the warrior vassals of the Hizen fief to which the author belonged, it later came to be recognized as a classic exposition of samurai thought and came to influence many subsequent generations, including Yukio Mishima. “

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4 .) Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa

Lists It Appears On:

  • Andreian
  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 3
  • Ranker

“Miyamoto Musashi was the child of an era when Japan was emerging from decades of civil strife. Lured to the great Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 by the hope of becoming a samurai-without really knowing what it meant-he regains consciousness after the battle to find himself lying defeated, dazed and wounded among thousands of the dead and dying. On his way home, he commits a rash act, becomes a fugitive and brings life in his own village to a standstill-until he is captured by a weaponless Zen monk.

The lovely Otsu, seeing in Musashi her ideal of manliness, frees him from his tortuous punishment, but he is recaptured and imprisoned. During three years of solitary confinement, he delves into the classics of Japan and China. When he is set free again, he rejects the position of samurai and for the next several years pursues his goal relentlessly, looking neither to left nor to right. “

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3 .) Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan by Eiji Yoshikawa

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3
  • Ranker

“In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire of Japan writhes in chaos as the shogunate crumbles and rival warlords battle for supremacy. Warrior monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed, villages plundered, fields put to the torch.

Amid this devastation, three men dream of uniting the nation. At one extreme is the charismatic but brutal Nobunaga, whose ruthless ambition crushes all before him. At the opposite pole is the cold, deliberate Ieyasu, wise in counsel, brave in battle, mature beyond his years. But the keystone of this triumvirate is the most memorable of all, Hideyoshi, who rises from the menial post of sandal bearer to become Taiko-absolute ruler of Japan in the Emperor’s name. “

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2 .) The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

Lists It Appears On:

  • Andreian
  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3

Written by one of the one of the greatest warriors in history, The Book of 5 Rings is about the Way of Strategy, using certain techniques to take down the enemy. The Book of 5 Rings is separated into five parts, representing Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and lastly Void.The principles, written over three and a half centuries ago, are still applicable to today. Musashi analyses the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. This book makes us prepared like a warrior to address all the challenges of life.

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1 .) Shōgun by James Clavell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Andreian
  • Chicken House Books
  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3
  • Ranker

“Here is the world-famous novel of Japan that is the earliest book in James Clavell’s masterly Asian saga. Set in the year 1600, it tells the story of a bold English pilot whose ship was blown ashore in Japan, where he encountered two people who were to change his life: a warlord with his own quest for power, and a beautiful interpreter torn between two ways of life and two ways of love.

The principal figures are John Blackthorne, whose dream it is to be the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe, to wrest control of the trade between Japan and China from Portuguese, and to return home a man of wealth and position; Toranaga, the most powerful feudal lord in Japan, who strives and schemes to seize ultimate power by becoming Shogun—the Supreme Military Dictator—and to unite the warring samurai fiefdoms under his own masterly and farsighted leadership; and the Lady Mariko, a Catholic convert whose conflicting loyalties to the Church and her country are compounded when she falls in love with Blackthorne, the barbarian intruder.”

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The 100+ Additional Nonfiction & Fiction Samurai Books



 

#BooksAuthorsLists
(Titles Appear On 1 List Each)
2747 Ronin, Vol. 1Stan Sakai
Goodreads 2
285 RoninPeter Milligan
Goodreads 2
29
Arms and Armor of the Samurai: The History of Weaponry in Ancient Japan
Historum
30
Art of Armor: Samurai Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Historum
31
Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868
Historum
32Black LotusCaballero90 addedRanker
33Blade of the Immortal, Volume 1: Blood of a ThousandHiroaki Samura
Goodreads 3
34Blue Fingers: A Ninja’s TaleCheryl Aylward Whitesel
Chicken House Books
35Brilliance of the MoonLian Hearn
Goodreads 3
36Budo Mind and Body: Training Secrets of the Japanese Martial ArtsNicklaus Suino
Goodreads 2
37Bushido Soul of JapanAndreian
38Bushido: The Soul of JapanInazo Nitobe
Goodreads 2
39Bushido: The Soul of Japan. A Classic Essay on Samurai EthicsInazo Nitobe
Goodreads 3
40Cold Blood: Yamabuki vs. the Swordmaster (Sword of the Taka Samurai #1)Katherine M. Lawrence
Goodreads 1
41Cold Rain – Yamabuki and the Warlord PrinceKatherine M. Lawrence
Goodreads 1
42El misterio de la gruta amarillaCarlos Bassas del Rey
Goodreads 1
43Flame in the MistRenee Ahdieh
Goodreads 3
44Gonji: Red Blade from the EastT.C. Rypel
Goodreads 1
45Grass for His PillowLian Hearn
Goodreads 3
46Gunfire Samurai: A Fantasy Novella (Episode 1)Sean Bela
Goodreads 1
47Hanshichi. Un detective en el Japón de los SamuráisKidō Okamoto
Goodreads 1
48HarakiriHistorum
49Heart of a SamuraiMargi Preus
Goodreads 3
50Heaven’s Net is WideLian Hearn
Goodreads 3
51Honor Del Samurái (Samurái, #1)Takashi Matsuoka
Goodreads 1
52Instruction Manual for the 21st Century SamuraiAlexei Maxim Russell
Goodreads 2
53Karate Stupid: A True Story of SurvivalScott Langley
Goodreads 2
54KatanaCole Gibsen
Goodreads 3
55Las piedras de Chihaya: El dragón y el crisantemoSergio Vega
Goodreads 1
56Las piedras de Chihaya: La nube rasgadaSergio Vega
Goodreads 1
57Las Piedras de Chihaya. El Hilo del KarmaSergio Vega
Goodreads 1
58Little Kunoichi: The Ninja GirlSanae Ishida
Planet Jinxatron
59Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 2: The Gateless BarrierKazuo Koike
Goodreads 3
60Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 3: The Flute of the Fallen TigerKazuo Koike
Goodreads 3
61Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 4: The Bell WardenKazuo Koike
Goodreads 3
62Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 5: Black WindKazuo Koike
Goodreads 3
63Memoirs of the Warrior Kumagai: A Historical NovelDonald Richie
Goodreads 1
64Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and WritingsKenji Tokitsu
Goodreads 2
65Musashi Graphic NovelAndreian
66Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House, #5)Mary Pope Osborne
Goodreads 1
67Ninja Cowboy Bear Presents The Way of the NinjaDavid Bruins
Planet Jinxatron
68Old School: Essays on Japanese Martial Traditions, Expanded EditionEllis Amdur
Goodreads 2
69Peacemaker Kurogane Volume 1Nanae Chrono
Goodreads 3
70Pride of the Samurai (Kusunoki Chronicles, #1)Kenneth Jorgensen
Goodreads 1
71Rashomon and Other StoriesRyūnosuke Akutagawa
Goodreads 1
72Red ChrysanthemumLaura Joh RowlandRanker
73RoninFrank Miller
Goodreads 3
74RoninGail TsukiyamaRanker
75Rurouni Kenshin, Vol. 1: Meiji Swordsman Romantic StoryNobuhiro Watsuki
Goodreads 3
76Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 02Nobuhiro Watsuki
Goodreads 3
77Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 03Nobuhiro Watsuki
Goodreads 3
78Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 04Nobuhiro Watsuki
Goodreads 3
79Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 05Nobuhiro Watsuki
Goodreads 3
80Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 06Nobuhiro Watsuki
Goodreads 3
81Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 08Nobuhiro Watsuki
Goodreads 3
82Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 18Nobuhiro Watsuki
Goodreads 3
83Sam SamuraiJon ScieszkaRanker
84SamuraiLaura Joh RowlandRanker
85Samurai AdamsHistorum
86Samurai Deeper Kyo, Volume 01Akimine Kamijyo
Goodreads 3
87Samurai Executioner, Vol. 1: When the Demon Knife WeepsKazuo Koike
Goodreads 3
88Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto YoshitsunePamela S. Turner
Goodreads 3
89Samurai: The World of the WarriorStephen Turnbull
Goodreads 3
90Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal JapanOscar Ratti
Goodreads 3
91Seven Samurai: A FilmAkira Kurosawa
Goodreads 2
92Six Days in MatsugiTimothy J. Meyer
Goodreads 2
93Strategy in Japanese SwordsmanshipNicklaus Suino
Goodreads 2
94Sword of the Samurai: Adventure Stories from JapanEric A. Kimmel
Goodreads 1
95Tales of Ise: Lyrical Episodes from Tenth-Century JapanAnonymous
Goodreads 1
96Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Adaptation, #3)Bonnie Bryant Hiller
Goodreads 2
97The Accidental Samurai (Generations Book 1)Frank S. Ravitch
Goodreads 1
98The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship: A Manual of Eishin-Ryu IaidoNicklaus Suino
Goodreads 2
99The Art of War by Sun Tzu : Official VersionSun Tzu
Goodreads 2
100The Boy Who Cried NinjaAlex Latimer
Planet Jinxatron
101The Code Of The SamuraiAndreian
102The Demon’s Sermon on the Martial Arts: A Graphic NovelSean Michael Wilson
Goodreads 2
103The Demon’s Sermon on the Martial Arts: And Other TalesWilliam Scott Wilson
Goodreads 2
104The Essence of Budo: A Practitioner’s Guide to Understanding the Japanese Martial WaysDave Lowry
Goodreads 2
105The First Samurai: The Life and Legend of the Warrior Rebel, Taira MasakadoKarl F. Friday
Goodreads 1
106The Ghost in the Tokaido InnDorothy Hoobler
Goodreads 3
107The Harsh Cry of the HeronLian Hearn
Goodreads 3
108The Heike Story: A Modern Translation of the Classic Tale of Love and WarEiji Yoshikawa
Goodreads 1
109The Life-Giving Sword: Secret Teachings from the House of the ShogunYagyu Munenori
Goodreads 2
110The Lotus War seriesJay Kristoff
Chicken House Books
111The Perfect SwordScott Goto
Planet Jinxatron
112The Pillow Book of Lady WisteriaLaura Joh RowlandRanker
113The Ring of WaterChris Bradford
Goodreads 3
114The Ronin’s Mistress (Sano Ichiro, #15)Laura Joh Rowland
Goodreads 1
115The SamuraiAnthony J. BryantRanker
116The Samurai Banner of Furin KazanYasushi Inoue
Goodreads 1
117The Samurai Mind: Lessons from Japan’s Master WarriorsChristopher Hellman
Goodreads 2
118The Samurai’s GardenGail Tsukiyama
Goodreads 1
119The Samurai’s GardenPatricia Kiyono
Goodreads 1
120The Samurai’s GardenCaroline LeavittRanker
121The Samurai’s Heart (The Heart Of The Samurai #1)Walt Mussell
Goodreads 1
122The Shackles Of A NameMartin Adil-Smith
Goodreads 1
123The Snow EmpressLaura Joh RowlandRanker
124The Taiheiki: A Chronicle of Medieval Japan – translated with an introduction and notesHelen Craig McCullough
Goodreads 1
125The Tale of the HeikeAnonymous
Goodreads 1
126The Three Ninja PigsCorey Rosen Schwartz
Planet Jinxatron
127The Way of the Tiger seriesMark Smith and Jamie Thomson
Chicken House Books
128The Way of the TraitorLaura Joh RowlandRanker
129The Way of the WarriorChris Bradford
Goodreads 3
130Three Samurai Cats: A Story from JapanEric A. Kimmel
Planet Jinxatron
131Tomoe Gozen (Tomoe Gozen #1)Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Goodreads 1
132Training the Samurai Mind: A Bushido SourcebookThomas Cleary
Goodreads 2
133Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 2: SamuraiStan Sakai
Goodreads 3
134Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 3: The Wanderer’s RoadStan Sakai
Goodreads 3
135Vagabond, Volume 1Takehiko Inoue
Goodreads 3
136White Crane (Samurai Kids, #1)Sandy Fussell
Goodreads 1
137Wink, the Ninja Who Wanted to be NoticedJ.C. Phillipps
Planet Jinxatron
138Winter Raven (Path of the Samurai #1)Adam Baker
Goodreads 1
139Wolverine vs. the Silver SamuraiAlison Lowenstein
Goodreads 2


8 Best Books About Samurai Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Andreian The Best Books About the Samurai & Bushido
Chicken House Books TOP 5 FRIDAY: Samurai and Ninjas
Goodreads 1 Top Samurai Novels
Goodreads 2 Samurai: The Best Books
Goodreads 3 Popular Samurai Books
Historum What are some good non-fiction books on the samurai?
Planet Jinxatron The 7 Best Children’s Books About Ninjas and Samurai
Ranker The Best Books About Samurai

 

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