Heart of the Sword

by Mark Chin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 22/9/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 726
ISBN : 9781482879599
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 726
ISBN : 9781482879605
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 726
ISBN : 9781482879612

About the Book

For almost three centuries, the Tokugawa Shogunate has held sway over Japan, bringing an unprecedented period of peace and political stability where once anarchy reigned. Yet all things must pass. As the world beyond its firmly-shut borders changes the restless nation stirs with the murmur of new ideas, like democracy, freedom, and industrialization. Some embrace the change that these words bring, while others will die to preserve the Old Order. The ancient samurai are caught in between. Among them is Saitou Hajime, a ferocious assassin, who lives by the power of his sword alone, and who will kill for duty and honor. While engaged in a life or death brawl, he accidentally stabs a young woman named Tokio. They form an unexpected and mutual bond that includes a marriage of convenience that has no place for love. But nothing is simple in this time of upheaval. Both stand at the crossroads of history but share one destiny in a country aflame with passion and ambition.

About the Author

Mark Chin’s career has taken him from the boardrooms to the front lines of business and industry. Widely respected as a management consultant, he has maintained an abiding passion for writing ever since composing his first short story, written at the age of eleven. Today he writes for all those who read on planes, trains, subways who still cherish the idea of a good yarn. Heart of the Sword is his second published novel.