CHOJUN - KARATE FICTION
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the tides of war turn against Japan and an American invasion fleet approaches Okinawa. Kenichi is conscripted as a runner for the Japanese general staff and finds himself in the epicenter of the Battle of Okinawa. In the aftermath, he must fight again to rebuild the shattered hopes of his people and to preserve his master’s art of karate.
Riveting… Very highly recommended!
Lawrence A. Kane
Remarkable, it’s that good!
Goran Powell has a marvelous way of capturing the tone of Asian storytelling
Loren W Christensen
Covers the relationship between student and Sensei beautifully
An exciting next-step in the evolution of how karate’s history is told
Shortlisted: Eric Hoffer Grand Award 2013
Silver: Historical Fiction, Benjamin Franklin, 2013
Bronze: eLit Awards 2013
Finalist: Book of the Year, ForeWord Magazine 2013
Finalist: International Book Award 2013
MATRYOSHKA - COLD WAR THRILLER
When an operation goes wrong she is traced by a ghost from her past, her martial arts instructor Vasili Dimitriev. Dimitriev is hunting a traitor at large in Moscow. But the traitor has sent an Alpha team to silence them both. As British police and the CIA close in, Eva and Vasili must work together in the deadliest game of all, where trust is a weakness and love is a weapon.
A SUDDEN DAWN - THE JOURNEY OF BODHIDHARMA
Bodhidharma accepts a mission to China to spread the Buddha's teachings. On the way he meets an unlikely disciple, a Chinese fugitive named Ko. Together they venture to Emperor’s palace in Nanjing and beyond to a temple in the mountains called Shaolin. But there are powerful forces at work to destroy the Indian master, and Ko’s violent past catches up with him outside the temple gates, where a deadly reckoning takes place.
The book martial artists have been waiting 2000 years for
Destined to become an epic tale of the warrior's journey
Inspirational, beautifully written, I loved it
Weaves fact and fiction to produce a powerhouse of a page turner
You can feel the hot breath of battle on your neck and the cool
of the temple’s damp hallways on your legs
As good as James Clavell’s Shogun
Superbly crafted characters, surges with action
Loren W. Christensen
A delight to read, I was enthralled
Walk alongside one of mankind’s greatest legends, Bodhidharma
WAKING DRAGONS - THE ULTIMATE TEST
Waking Dragons is a true account of Goran Powell's 30 Man Kumite and the lifetime of martial arts that led up to it. He covers the fitness training and mental preparations required for such a brutal test, talking openly of the conquest of fear and the spiritual growth that is at the heart of the traditional martial arts.
It inspired me, and I know it will inspire you