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#1, The Nogiku Series

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Can she piece together the truth before Earth's last city tears itself apart?
It's easy for Sanaa to ignore the first signs of trouble. After all, she's living her dream with a job and life she loves. But when she's reassigned as a data analyst for a mysterious, well-connected man, she starts to piece together the alarming reality. Corrupt clans vie for control of the city, desperate for a ticket off the dying planet.
As war looms between the clans, Sanaa's new boss sends her to train with Jiro, an expert swordsman. Forbidden to share the dangerous secrets she's learned with her family, she confides in Jiro, bringing them closer with every word, strike, and parry. Together, they realize that Sanaa's boss is keeping secrets of his own.
When the truth comes to light, the war and Sanaa's world could be changed forever. To save her family and forge a new peace for her city, Sanaa has no choice but to risk her life for the human race.
Removed is the first installment in the Nogiku Series, a saga of post-apocalyptic sci-fi novels set in future Japan. If you like tenacious heroines, sizzling chemistry, and unique post-apoc settings, then you'll love S. J. Pajonas' dystopian adventure.
Buy Removed to decode the hidden truth today!

Customer Reviews


I loved the mix of Japanese culture with the scifi/fantasy element. My interest was held throughout the story, though I generally like a slightly faster pace in my fiction. Very good writing, fun!


Wow, I am surprised how much I liked this simple seeming book. I love the way it is written, in the first person of our delightful, unlikely hero. I am very eager to read more of this story.

Really different and that's a good thing!

Although I'm a constant reader, at first I thought I was not going to like this as Japan only means Pearl Harbor and rudeness in a crowd to me. I also thought it was written for teenage girls from the main character.
Man, was I wrong!!!
A wonderful insight on the unending beauty of Japanese culture intertwined with science fiction (which I love) and a marvelous drama of families, love and life.
Read every moment I was able till I got here, at the end of "Removed"
As soon as I post this I'm going to buy "Released" and read on.
Highly recommend it and bet you all my stock in Saudi oil that you'll buy the entire series also. READ and ENJOY!!!

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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: Sep 10, 2013
  • Publisher: S. J. Pajonas
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 446 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: #1, The Nogiku Series
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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