Sword Of Honor

Sword Of Honor

Or, Hours Of The Dog

Book - 2015
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aIn the epic historical novel Sword of Honor, David Kirk continues the saga of Musashi Miyamoto, the greatest samurai in Japanese history, as he journeys to the ancient city of Kyoto to fight for his life and his ideals. Having survived the cataclysmic battle of Sekigahara, which established the mighty Tokugawa Shogunate, young Musashi Miyamoto travels through Japan determined to proclaim his revolutionary epiphany that the "way of the sword, " the ancient code that binds samurai to their masters, needs to be abolished. But during the battle Musashi insulted an adept of the powerful Yoshioka School, and a price has been put on his head. Musashi travels to Kyoto, domain of the Yoshioka, for a reckoning. He has taken up with Ameku, a beautiful blind woman branded as a witch; his burgeoning love for her will make him vulnerable. Mushashi intends to deal a crushing blow to the traditional samurai dogma by destroying the Yoshioka warriors, but Musashi will learn that his spectacular gifts with the sword are no match for the cunning of powerful lords. The wily Tokugawa governor, still struggling to establish dominance in Kyoto, sees in Musashi just the weapon he needs to overcome the rebellious Yoshioka.
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, 2015.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9780385678186
Characteristics: 441 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Hours of the dog

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hollowwelt
Jan 20, 2017

Quite simply one of the best books i have read in a long time in this genre. What an amazing book, a very clear "warts n all" addressing both the noble and ignoble traits of the Samurai.

Well worth the read.

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