The Sword of Kaigen

The Sword of Kaigen

A mother struggling to repress her violent past,
A son struggling to grasp his violent future,
A father blind to the danger that threatens them all.

When the winds of war reach their peninsula, will the Matsuda family have the strength to defend their empire? Or will they tear each other apart before the true enemies even reach their shores?

High on a mountainside at the edge of the Kaigenese Empire live the most powerful warriors in the world, superhumans capable of raising the sea and wielding blades of ice. For hundreds of years, the fighters of the Kusanagi Peninsula have held the Empire’s enemies at bay, earning their frozen spit of land the name ‘The Sword of Kaigen.’

Born into Kusanagi’s legendary Matsuda family, fourteen-year-old Mamoru has always known his purpose: to master his family’s fighting techniques and defend his homeland. But when an outsider arrives and pulls back the curtain on Kaigen’s alleged age of peace, Mamoru realizes that he might not have much time to become the fighter he was bred to be. Worse, the empire he was bred to defend may stand on a foundation of lies.

Misaki told herself that she left the passions of her youth behind when she married into the Matsuda house. Determined to be a good housewife and mother, she hid away her sword, along with everything from her days as a fighter in a faraway country. But with her growing son asking questions about the outside world, the threat of an impending invasion looming across the sea, and her frigid husband grating on her nerves, Misaki finds the fighter in her clawing its way back to the surface.

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  • Petrik

    ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.5 stars from start to finish for this exceptional Japanese-inspired military fantasy standalone. As of this moment, The Sword of Kaigen has ...

  • chai ?

    ✧ find this review & others on my blog ✧The Kusanagi Peninsula bred warriors, and not just any warriors, but the fiercest that ever were. Years of defending the Kaigenese Empire against its fo...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Woot!! Holy shit!!!!!!!!! I can’t!!!! I’m having a damn panic attack I’m so hyped up on this damn book!! Someone run over and buy me the paperback!! This is going on my shelf, I don’t just wan...

  • Mark Lawrence

    Congratulations to M.L Wang - The Sword of Kaigen is the SPFBO champion for 2019 with the joint-highest score in the contest's 5 year history (from ~1,500 books!)Find out more here:https://mark---lawr...

  • Hamad

    This Review ✍️ Blog 📖 Twitter 🐦 Instagram 📷 “You learn over time that the world isn’t broken. It’s just… got more pieces to it than you thought. They all fit together, just...

  • Mayim de Vries

    “We are the Sword of Kaigen. If we’ve let it rust, then we deserve to die on it, along with our enemies.” …It is 3:27 AM and I finished reading the book. There are 73 people among my friends w...

  • TS Chan

    Simply phenomenal. A true masterpiece. The Sword of Kaigen is a stunning achievement of empathetic and masterful storytelling.Every once in a while, a book comes along that sinks its hooks and claws i...

  • ChopinFC

    5 Stars (Masterpiece)‘The Sword of Kaigen’ is a masterpiece in standalone fantasy writing and the story and characters are so captivating that the story transcended into an emotional and deeply r...

  • Nicholas Eames

    A masterpiece, plain and simple.I can see some people being thrown off by the pacing (the action peaks about halfway through the book), but this is an incredible study of character, and so beautifully...

  • Kaitlin

    *A book I read for #SPFBO as a judge and which I quickly fell for as a fan***Trigger warning: Rape, Abuses of various kinds, Violence, extreme War.**Onto the full review:This is a story set in an icy ...