Erik Christian Haugaard's The Samurai's Tale, is an exciting book about a young Japanese boy, Taro, whose whole family was killed when he was only five years old. The invaders who killed his family, spare him and take him back with him to work as a servant for Lord Akiyama. Taro dreams of being a samurai, but he has to earn his way there. This is an exciting book full of adventure and action. I love this book!