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Child of vengeance: A Novel

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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 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 familys history and his own place in it. These revelations soon guide him down the samurais path--awash with blood, bravery, and vengeance. His journey will culminate in the epochal battle of Sekigahara--in which Bennosuke will first proclaim his name as Mushashi Miyamoto. This rich and absorbing epic explores the complexities of one young mans quest while capturing a crucial turning point in Japanese history with visceral mastery, sharp psychological insight and tremendous narrative momentum.

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subject_facet Historical fiction, English, Japan -- History -- Azuchi-Momoyama period, 1568-1603 -- Fiction, Japan -- History -- Tokugawa period, 1600-1868 -- Fiction, Miyamoto, Musashi, -- 1584-1645 -- Fiction
title_display Child of vengeance
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title_short Child of vengeance
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topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, English, History, Literature, Miyamoto, Musashi, Thriller