By Claire Youmans
(2017, 2019; American I Publishing)
He was a warrior monk. Now he’s wearing a western business suit. But will he risk his family’s future to fight for whatâ€™s right?
Japan, 1873. Yuta struggles to keep up with both his countryâ€™s rapid changes and his magical niece and nephew. And though he likes the look of his fancy new western suit, it doesnâ€™t seem to fit with his trusted old-school weapons. But when he travels to a major event in Japanâ€™s history, heâ€™ll need both business and blade to survive.
As Yuta rides on the exciting new train he sees Japanâ€™s industrial advances bearing down on his way of life at breakneck speed. While he tries to embrace the change, watching a textile factory mistreat its indentured workers makes the ex-monkâ€™s blood boil.
Uncle Yuta Has An Adventure is the fourth book in the Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy, historical fantasy series. If you like intriguing conflicts, clashes of culture, and rich Japanese settings, then youâ€™ll love Claire Youmansâ€™ well-crafted novel from the Meiji Era.â€‹
Buy Uncle Yuta has An Adventure to watch a monk turned teacher keep his family from drowning in waves of progress!