Child of Vengeance

Author(s): David Kirk

General Fiction

Honour, duty, vengeance...

The way of the Samurai. This is a thrilling new adventure from a bold new voice in historical fiction, for fans of Conn Iggulden. His name was Bennosuke, son of the great Munisai Shinmen, known throughout the empire as one of the greatest warriors who ever lived. His destiny was to become a great warrior like his father - a Samurai, one of the most feared and respected in the world. But before fame comes action, and Bennosuke must prove himself on the battlefield before he can claim his inheritance. And in his way stands the vengeful Kensaku, son of Lord Nakata, the face of the enemy, a man who is determined to kill Bennosuke. It is a battle between honour and vengeance, pride and reputation. And Bennosuke must look death in the eye before he can call himself a warrior. Before he can call himself Musashi, the greatest warrior of all time...


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'A fascinating, exciting book, beautifully observed. Kirk creates characters of great depth. An absolute gem' (Conn Iggulden)

'Mr Kirk 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, author of Gates of Fire)

'A brilliant piece of historical fiction - loaded with treachery and betrayal - that pulses with life. This one is going to find an honoured place on so many a keeper shelf. It's a must-read debut from an exciting new voice' (Steve Berry, author of The Templar Legacy and The Columbus Affair)

David Kirk is 26 and an English teacher living and working in Sendai, Japan. The Sanctity of Vengeance is his first novel, and he is currently working on a sequel.

General Fields

  • : 9781471102417
  • : Simon & Schuster, Limited
  • : Simon & Schuster, Limited
  • : September 2012
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Kirk
  • : Paperback
  • : 213
  • : English
  • : 432