By David Kirk
Japan within the past due sixteenth century used to be a land in turmoil. Lords of the good clans schemed opposed to one another, served through aristocratic samurai certain to them via a inflexible code of honor. Bennosuke is a high-born yet lonely teen dwelling in his ancestral village. His mom died while he was once a tender boy, and his robust warrior father Munisai has deserted him for a lifetime of carrier to his Lord, Shinmei. Bennosuke has been raised by means of his uncle Dorinbo, a monk who urges the boy to forgo the violence of the samurai and embody the contemplative lifestyles. yet Bennosuke worships his absent father, and while Munisai returns, gravely injured, Bennosuke is compelled to confront truths approximately his family's heritage and his personal position in it. those revelations quickly consultant him down the samurai's path—awash with blood, bravery, and vengeance. His trip will culminate within the epochal conflict of Sekigahara—in which Bennosuke will first proclaim his identify as Mushashi Miyamoto. This wealthy and soaking up epic explores the complexities of 1 younger man's quest whereas shooting a vital turning aspect in jap historical past with visceral mastery, sharp mental perception and great narrative momentum.
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Child of Vengeance: A Novel by David Kirk