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Uprising is a fantasy story that drops you right into the action. I was intrigued at the start of Osei’s quest and was eager to know what happened. There are a number of questions raised in the plot, Osei’s heritage, Kai’s past to name just two, and so I was encouraged to read on and find out more. As more is discovered about Osei and her new Samurai friends, the tension builds towards a dramatic conclusion and a darker web of enemies that will need to be defeated. There are a few clunky areas that could do with some more editing and there are some sections that brought me out of the story slightly. Moments that made me think that’s not something a person would say (or perhaps I’ve just not met the person that would) and maybe there’s an opportunity to rephrase and make some of the narrative sound more natural. Saying that, neither point really stopped me from enjoying the story. In all, I liked Uprising. I found the characterisation good and each character's voice was distinct. I would have liked to learn more about Osei’s past with Ryu earlier on in the book but I think that there is plenty of story to come in future books and lots of time to learn more about this world and the rest of the Samurais' quest. I would recommend this book to fans of fantasy with lots of twists and turns.