Can you handle a horse? Are you skillful with a bow? Are you brave in the face of danger? Will you wear this smelly, lice-infested armor with dignity? Have you truly earned the respect and honor shown to the samurai? Are you of honorable lineage? Will you show absolute loyalty to your lord? Do you understand that dishonor will bring death--by that same sword that you must sleep beside every night of your life? Are you ready to rise in rank?MacDonald, Fiona is the author of 'How to Be a Samurai Warrior ', published 2007 under ISBN 9781426301353 and ISBN 1426301359.