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The Child of Vengeance

(2013)
(The first book in the Samurai series)
A novel by

 
 
Honour, duty, vengeance... The way of the Samurai. A thrilling new adventure from a bold new voice in historical fiction, for fans of Conn Iggulden

Scholar. Warrior. Samurai.

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 Hayato, 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…

'A fascinating, exciting book, beautifully observed. Kirkcreates 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

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"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

"A fascinating, exciting book, beautifully observed. Kirk avoids cliches at every turn, and creates characters of great depth. An absolute gem." - Conn Iggulden

"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

"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


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March 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Child of Vengeance
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ISBN: 0-385-67821-5 / 978-0-385-67821-6 (USA edition)
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March 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Child of Vengeance: A Novel
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February 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Child of Vengeance
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ISBN: 1-4711-0240-8 / 978-1-4711-0240-0 (UK edition)
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December 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Child of Vengeance (Saga of Musashi Miyamoto)
Author(s): David Kirk
ISBN: 0-345-80300-0 / 978-0-345-80300-9 (USA edition)
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Child of Vengeance
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ISBN: 1-4711-0242-4 / 978-1-4711-0242-4 (UK edition)
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Child of Vengeance
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ISBN: 1-4711-0241-6 / 978-1-4711-0241-7 (UK edition)
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March 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Child of Vengeance: A Novel
Author(s): David Kirk
ISBN: 0-385-36222-6 / 978-0-385-36222-1 (USA edition)
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March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Child of Vengeance: A Novel
Author(s): David Kirk
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March 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Child of Vengeance: A Novel
Author(s): David Kirk
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March 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Child of Vengeance (Saga of Musashi Miyamoto)
Author(s): David Kirk
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March 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Child of Vengeance: A Novel (Saga of Musashi Miyamoto Book 1)
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Publisher: Anchor
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February 2013 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Child of Vengeance
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February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Child of Vengeance (Samurai 1)
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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