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This book would not exist without the help of my hard-working and supportive editor, Ruth Katcher.

I would also like to praise the people at HarperCollins, especially Elise Howard, for their aid, advice, and advocacy. Thanks also go to Bryan Burk and Ori Marmur for their help early on. I greatly appreciate the labors of all those who made this book a reality.

About the Author

lives in California with his wife, Kim, and young daughter, Hannah, who has the magical ability to make anyone laugh even on their dreariest days. After studying dragon hunting and alchemy at the University of Southern California, Hightman has spent the last few years doing battle with the serpents in Los Angeles, who use automobiles to clog motorways impenetrably. You can often find him in his armor, prowling for good books and hunting for any nasty dragons disguised as cynical critics. He prays he never runs into the latter.

Hightman hopes
series combines the best elements of old-fashioned swordplay adventure, Japanese comic books, cinematic action, heroic archetypes, and unusual villains—all things he likes in the stories he reads himself.

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Cover art © 2006 by Vince Natale

Cover design by Joel Tippie

. Copyright © 2006 by Jason Hightman. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on-screen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, down-loaded, decompiled, reverse engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereinafter invented, without the express written permission of HarperCollins e-books.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Hightman, Jason.

Samurai / by Jason Hightman.—1st ed.

p. cm.

Summary: Simon St. George and his father, the last members of the Order of Dragonhunters, must join forces with a group of Japanese samurai to destroy the dragons in the Far East.

ISBN 978-0-06-054016-6

[1. Dragons—Fiction. 2. Samurai—Fiction. 3. Fathers and sons—Fiction. 4. East Asia—Fiction.] I. Title.

PZ7.H543995Sam  2006      2006000301

[Fic]—dc22      CIP


EPub Edition © November 2009 ISBN: 978-0-06-199732-7

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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