Mineko: Book of Sisters – Paperback

(6 customer reviews)


Set in 17th century Japan, “Mineko” is a rich, evocative, harsh, and violent saga of a young girl’s quest for vengeance.


Series: Mineko (Book 1)
Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: The Mariko Press; 2 Edition (January 20, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-0878-6451-8
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

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6 reviews for Mineko: Book of Sisters – Paperback

  1. Kehana Grace

    “Mineko: Book of Sisters” By RG Dillon was awesome! I finished it a few weeks ago and am still digesting it. I haven’t read anything like that in a long time, if ever. This was an emotional whirlwind rollercoaster that I was not expecting. I was totally into the scenes and feel like I learned something and have a new appreciation for the Japanese culture. Never read anything with samurais before. Love these characters, and reading about life in 1600’s Japan was a new experience for me. There are just so many elements to this book, it is truly on an epic scale. It is deep and darkly psychological at times and tackles some serious subject matters, but balances with love and a feeling of being inspired despite the tough circumstances. But impressively it doesn’t get too convoluted, and all came together to create a fresh-feeling book that was out of the ordinary and kept me completely invested throughout. Can’t wait to read the next books in this series! Recommend for a mature audience as there is quite a bit of violence.

  2. Sophia Moss

    “Mineko: Book of Sisters” was a really good book that captured my attention from the beginning, pulled me in, and never once let go. Each scene was engaging, imaginative, and flowed smoothly from one to the next… never a “dull part” where you get bored or want to skip ahead… in fact almost the opposite with the various interweaving plotlines and going from one character and event in Mineko’s life to the next, from her brutal and tragic childhood to her ultimate showdown. The descriptions were very strong, and I mean with the author’s word choice… unique and powerful, and with the personal narrative and conversations with the characters I felt like I was genuinely inside her head experiencing the world through her eyes, for better or worse. Loved the historical Japanese angle, and thought that Mineko was such an inspiring, strong heroine. I would love to read more from RG Dillon in the future as this series continues as he has a natural gift for creating a well-thought-out story and bringing memorable characters to life in an entertaining and moving way.

  3. Dawn Mullins

    Okay I really loved this book. I thought it was excellently written and the editing was nearly flawless. This book “Mineko: Book of Sisters” kept my attention from the heartbreaking opening to the satisfying ending. It is *not* a quick read by any stretch… nor should it be. There are too many important events and experiences here to gloss over so the author takes his time in carefully developing the various storylines so that we the readers are thoroughly invested the whole way through. I liked Mr. Dillon’s writing style very much, and found myself completely lost in this amazing world he recanted night after night and felt like I was genuinely in another time and place altogether (this is set in 17th Century Japan). Was almost disappointed when I was done, but the ending gave the emotional satisfaction I look for in a great book, yet leaves me wanting read more. Well done. Recommend to fans of dramatic historical fiction, or anyone who just enjoys an entertaining, well-written story with lots of action and emotional impact. Has some pretty intense action/fighting scenes but while it’s not gratuitous, it’s pretty graphic and there is a lot of it. Recommend for mature readers only.

  4. Theresa Lashley

    At first I admit I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into in deciding to read this book. Because admittedly I do tend to lean towards the paranormal/fantasy romance genres of literature because I enjoy the make-believe parts. A book about a young girl in 17th century Japan who wants to avenge her murdered/kidnapped family? Probably not my first choice, but I was looking for something a little different and I was intrigued not only by the prologue, but also the way that I felt an almost immediate connection to Mineko, and I found myself just wanting to read more… and more… and more… and I couldn’t believe it when I realized I was totally hooked, and I felt transported to another world just by experiencing the lives of these incredible characters who are so true to life and authentic, yet unlike any I’ve met before. A whirlwind of dysfunction, struggles, violence, beauty, loss, love and personal triumph. Reads quite literary, with beautiful flowing narrative despite being so ‘dark’ at times. An intoxicating, different read. Really glad I took a chance on this one…

  5. Bryan Gamble

    I admit I’m of somewhat mixed feelings on this novel, “Mineko: Book of Sisters” by RG Dillon. On one hand it is well-written with some of the most interesting and compelling characters I’ve read in a long time, and I liked how each of them had their own unique set of circumstances that they brought to the story to really make an impact. But on the other, at times I felt almost like this book was too much at once, and seemed to lose focus of the arc and kept going off in different directions and lacked a cohesive tension to make me just have to keep reading. I guess to me at times it just really lacked a sense of urgency and I never felt like everything wasn’t going to be okay in the end. But like I said the writing is quite lovely, literary and atmospheric with great action scenes, and Mineko is a fascinating character. The book wasn’t bad, just doesn’t stand out all that much to me.

  6. Billy Mockel

    This book was recommended by a friend and had some decent reviews, so I tried it out… I felt sucked in right away into the story, and here is such strong, vivid writing, and the characters are all fascinating, flawed, and going through their own transitions and drama. GREAT character development and dialogue, and everything just felt “authentic” for lack of a better word. Dialogue, interactions, scenes, descriptions of the time period and the events … The only thing that was that I actually wished there were more conversations/ dialogue instead of the narrator just ‘telling’ us everything as this tends to keep us more emotionally detached. Besides that it is a very enjoyable book that I’d recommend even to those who don’t normally read this sort of thing… There are some real dark moments in this book, but some wonderful ones as well. Try it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

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