Sword of Honour – David Kirk

I loved this book. Far better than ‘Child of Vengeance’.

Looking back over the 2 books, it felt to me like David gained in confidence writing tales about Musashi and also that, the more he wrote, the more he came to know him better: like he’s beginning to get inside his head more.

But then i suppose the first book was more about Musashi the youth, just beginning to find himself, and this book is more of Musashi as a young man puzzling over what he’s found and finding more, and this reflects well in the writing of both books.

Once again, David’s writing is superbly descriptive without overdoing it.   Just like the first book, the story just keeps on moving and i just didn’t want to put it down: there are no pregnant pauses awaiting within, it’s just full gas all the way: find a comfy chair and buckle in.

I do hope book 3 in this series won’t be too long, i’m hooked!

But, in the meanwhile, i’ve found ‘The Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy’, written by the real Miyamoto Musashi, and i’ll be diving head first into that now.

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