The legendary warrior Gonji seems cast as Destiny's Scourge... The exiled son of a Samurai warlord and a Viking woman, Gonji pursues the secret of the Deathwind across monstrous 16th-century Europe. The storied city of Vedun has been conquered by the army of King Klann and his dark sorcerer, Mord. Gonji raises a rebellious militia...but the city suffers horrifying outrages, treachery rears its ugly head, and the warrior himself proves his own worst enemy. There's no help either from the enigmatic Simon Sardonis, revealed now as an entity of great power and dread. Foes threaten Vedun from all sides. All that stands between the embattled city and utter destruction is...THE SOUL WITHIN THE STEEL.
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The audio edition allows the listener to tap into a different part of the human brain that stimulates multiple senses; making the experience more fulfilling than is had from simply reading the same story.
I give it 5 stars because it is a Masterpiece encompassing such an expanse of characters, plots, story lines, philosophies and more. This book is a treasure that will benefit any reader by multiple readings. It sits in the company of Lord of the Rings, Don Quixote, and The Art of War.
Gonji and Simon
Miyamoto Musashi: The forging of the rings within.
I interpret Gonji as Miyamoto Musashi, author of The Book of Five Rings. If a novel had been written of his life as a fiction story...I believe Gonji would hit the mark as well as could be done.
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