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It is one of Eiji Yoshikawa’s popular novels, in the world famous Musashi series; the story in the book is about two great swordsmen, who rose to power during the war on opposite sides. One is Miyomato Musashi- mysterious and introspective; another one is Sasaki Kojiro- arrogant and ambitious. The book elaborates how these two most feared swordsmen stand against each other in their final confrontation.
What makes this book stand out?
The knowledge and insight the author provides about Japan in all his books is something he has not failed to do this time as well.
Read it for
The book just like others highlights the war history of Japan in a very interesting manner.
Don't read it for
The plot is again about Musashi some might not be super excited about it, but it is still good, you should read it.