Paperback $15.95

Anchor | Dec 03, 2013 | 336 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780345803009

  • Paperback$15.95

    Anchor | Dec 03, 2013 | 336 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780345803009

  • Ebook$11.99

    Anchor | Mar 12, 2013 | 336 Pages | ISBN 9780385536646

  • Audiobook Download$22.50

    Random House Audio | Mar 12, 2013 | 890 Minutes | ISBN 9780385362238

Praise

“Kirk presents 17th-century Japan as a world imbued with stately rituals, unshakable principles and a rigid moral code…. sure to be compared to Clavell’s work in its superb depiction of samurai culture.”
–Kirkus Reviews

“This historical debut rips along at the speed of a deftly wielded, flashing katana sword….Well anchored in history, beliefs, and traditions of feudal Japan, this novel is a personal psychological trip…educational, engrossing, and just plain fun-to-read….should appeal to a wide variety of readers, especially those who loved James Clavell’s Shogun.”
–Library Journal, starred review

“A brilliant piece of historical fiction — loaded with treachery and betrayal — that pulses with life.  This one is going to find an honored place on many a keeper shelf.  It’s a must read debut from an exciting new voice.”
–Steve Berry, New York Times Bestselling author of The Columbus Affair

“A fascinating, exciting book, beautifully observed. Kirk avoids clichés at every turn, and creates characters of great depth. An absolute gem.”
–Conn Iggulden, New York Times Bestselling author of Genghis: Birth of an Empire  

“I’ve been fascinated by Musashi Miyamoto since I first read The Book of Five Rings in college. David Kirk’s Child of Vengeance restores my faith in historical fiction to bring lost worlds to life.  Bravo! The keenest and most vivid evocation of the inner life of the East since James Clavell’s Shogun.”  
–Steven Pressfield, New York Times Bestselling author of Gates of Fire

“Kirk proves himself a worthy samurai novelist with this brutal account of real-life 17th-century swordsman Musashi Miyamoto… Kirk, who lives in Japan, positively seethes with energy when depicting bloody violence—from great battlefields to intimate ritual suicide—showing feudal Japan as a complex culture in which cunning and poetry are indispensable, and death and vengeance unavoidable.”
–Publishers Weekly

‘This is the book I’ve been waiting for! Razor sharp samurai action coupled with a brutally realistic vision of life in sixteenth-century Japan, a real find’
–Anthony Riches, author of Wounds of Honour

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