Real-life figure Miyamoto Musashi was the most celebrated samurai of all time. The quintessential warrior philosopher, Musashi authored A Book of Five Rings, a theoretical guide to military strategy still used today. But the path to enlightenment is an endless journey, and to get there through violent means--by way of the sword--makes mere survival an even greater challenge.
Musashi sets out for Nara intent on challenging the warrior monks of legendary H z in Temple. But Musashi's growing feelings for his childhood friend Otsû may prove to be a fatal distraction in his match against Inshun, the austere master of H z in's deadly spear technique!
(W) Takehiko Inoue (A/CA) Takehiko Inoue