One of our goals in writing this book is to give an accurate view of what life was like in Heian Japan. The Heian period, 794-1185, was before the rise of the samurai. During this time, Japan was ruled by its nobility. The samurai grew from lower level nobility and civil servants of this time. The book is set at the end of the Heian period and its characters will see the end of their world and the rise of the samurai.
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