Path of the Assassin
Volume 2: Sand and Flower
It's not easy being Hattori Hanzō.
If he's not teaching Ieyasu—the young, future shogun—how to love, then he's teaching Ieyasu how not to die in the event of a momentary lapse of protection.
If you thought you had a tough job, try taking a pudgy, sheltered youngster and making him into the leader who will unite Japan under his rule.
From the creators of Lone Wolf and Cub comes a series about two young men bound to a nation's potential future at a time when Japan was in transition from a warlike feudal state into an era of bureacracy and infighting.
Another quasi-historical tale from the masters of Japanese samurai culture, Path of the Assassin shows a side of feudal Japan that entertains with action as well as political drama.
• For mature readers.