By David Kirk
A daring and vibrant historic epic of feudal Japan, in line with the real-life exploits of the mythical samurai Musashi Miyamoto.
Japan within the past due sixteenth century was once a land in turmoil. Lords of the good clans schemed opposed to one another, served via aristocratic samurai absolute to them through a inflexible code of honor. Bennosuke is a high-born yet lonely teen dwelling in his ancestral village. His mom died while he used to be a tender boy, and his strong warrior father Munisai has deserted him for a lifetime of carrier to his Lord, Shinmei. Bennosuke has been raised by way 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 advisor 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 taking pictures a vital turning aspect in jap historical past with visceral mastery, sharp mental perception and super narrative momentum.