Child of vengeance [electronic resource] : A Novel. David Kirk.
- ISBN: 9780385536646 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2013.
|Summary, etc.:|| A bold and vivid historical epic of feudal Japan, based on the real-life exploits of the legendary samurai Musashi Miyamoto. Japan in the late 16th century was a land in turmoil. Lords of the great clans schemed against each other, served by aristocratic samurai bound to them by a rigid code of honor. Bennosuke is a high-born but lonely teenager living in his ancestral village. His mother died when he was a young boy, and his powerful warrior father Munisai has abandoned him for a life of service to his Lord, Shinmei. Bennosuke has been raised by his uncle Dorinbo, a Buddhist monk who urges the boy to forgo the violence of the samurai and embrace the contemplative life. But Bennosuke worships his absent father, and when Munisai returns, gravely injured, Bennosuke is forced to confront truths about his family's history and his own place in it. These revelations soon guide him down the samurai's path--awash with blood, bravery, and vengeance. His journey...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Anchor, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2524 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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