The Carver and The Assassin

2018 DEBUT The Carver and The Assassin
Book Author(s) Matthew Anderson
Publisher EMMA Studios
Book List Price $25
All-Ages Appropriate No
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A semi-historical, illustrated novella of Edo-period folklore by Matthew Anderson, about an ukiyo-e woodblock carver who also happens to be an assassin.

Shōji was raised and molded from a young age into a great ukiyo-e woodblock carver.

But that’s not all he is.

Shōji’s craft also confers access to the entirety of Japan during a period when travel was highly restricted.

Plying the highly specialized (yet extraordinarily versatile) tools of his trade,  “The Carver” stealthily tracks down and exterminates various targets at the behest of his cunning Lord.