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The official site of the author of the Musashi series of books.

The official site of the author of the Musashi series of books., David Kirk.

Filtering by Tag: Child of Vengeance

US Paperback Cover Reveal

I can now reveal to you the cover art of the US paperback edition. Click below to enlarge: 

The central figure is an ukiyo-e woodblock print by Utagawa Toyokuni, who interestingly enough was the teacher of Kuniyoshi, the artist who was responsible for the figure on the hardback edition. The paperback is released in North America on December 3rd.

Second piece of news is that I have finished the second draft of Hours of the Dog. It clocks in at 178,000 words, compared to Child of Vengeance which was 112,000. That being said I feel it can still be cut down further, so I might take a third crack at it before sending it off to my editors. It'll be worth waiting for. It's more audacious and exciting and weird and historical than Child of Vengeance. The ending makes the battle of Sekigahara seem tame.

Otherwise, the humid summer in Japan crawls on. It's 2am as I type this (waiting for the Manchester City game which kicks off at 4am here) and it's still 30 degrees and high humidity. The only air con i have in my house is downstairs, my office has nothing but a shitty little fan whirring away. End it please god, give me autumn...

L'onore del Samurai

I've just been made aware of this cool commercial for the Italian edition of Child of Vengeance. Click below and have a look see.

CUSTOMER WARNING: There are no ninja stars, much less engraved ninja stars in Child of Vengeance.  

The humid summer of Japan has just begun, I'm sitting here watching rain fall sweating through a cheap uniqlo t-shirt. This is absolutely my most hated time of year in this country, for the next three months or so venturing outside away from aircon is going to result in stinking clothes and something akin to a full body nappy rash. Ugh. Coincidentally Hours of the Dog is set mostly during this time of year, so I suppose it's good material. The second draft should be done by the end of July, then it's off to my various editors.

Because I failed, they constantly ignore me…