Beside a Burning Sea - John Shors

 

So, Ken Watanabe would be my Akira, definitely. I'm already swooning over his intellect, and I can't figure out why he ever joined the Japanese army. He doesn't fit with the violence around him

 

BTW, the writing in this book: awesome! Love it. I have a thing for historical fiction/romance based in Asia, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. I love the imagery and culture, even if I hear a lot about "worthless girls".