Chronin

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Alison Wilgus's Chronin Volume 1: The Knife at Your Back: is an action-packed, time travel adventure--first in a graphic novel duology.

Her name is Mirai Yoshida.

She was not born in Japan.

She is not supposed to be in 1864.

But, through a time-travel mishap, Mirai is stuck with no way out. Help may be found when she befriends Hatsu, a humble tea mistress harboring a dangerous secret. Yet time is running short for the entire nation, because Mirai knows that the shogunate is about to fall. Learning the way of the sword might be her only path towards survival.

“Lush historical setting, deft storytelling, and an ear for sharp dialogue.” — Ethan Young, Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated author of Nanjing: The Burning City

“A fascinating, intricate story.” — Tony Cliff, author of Delilah Dirk series

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ALISON WILGUS is a New York Times-bestselling writer for comics and prose whose graphic novels include Science Comics: Flying Machines (with illustrator Molly Brooks). Wilgus’s comics work has been published by First Second, DC Comics, Del Rey, Dark Horse, and Bongo Comics; her prose has been featured in Analog, Strange Horizons and VICE Magazine; and she has also done animation screenwriting for Cartoon Network. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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Publisher
Tor Books
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Published on
Feb 19, 2019
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9780765392879
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Language
English
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Genres
Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel
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Samurai Jack meets Back to the Future in Alison Wilgus’s Chronin Volume 2: The Sword in Your Hand, a thrilling conclusion to a time-bending graphic novel duology

Japan's history will never be the same. The timeline has veered off course with the abrupt deaths of prominent players in the nation's past, influencers who were supposed to start the Meiji Restoration. Now Mirai Yoshida, former Japanese-American undergrad turned samurai on the lam, may never find her way back to where she belongs.

Unless a high-stakes plan is enacted. With help from her newfound friends, Mirai must instigate a peasant uprising to correct the course of history. But in order to succeed, she faces a dangerous and powerful fellow time traveler, an enemy who accidentally glimpsed his country's destiny and didn't like what he saw.

Chronin, Volume 2: The Sword in Your Hand concludes the adrenaline-fueled adventure that asks: when time is of the essence, is it more important to save yourself or the future?

“Chronin is an affecting time-travel journey: heartfelt and immensely satisfying.” —Carey Pietsch, artist and co-adapter of the New York Times-bestselling The Adventure Zone graphic novels

“Chronin is an elegantly rendered, insightfully layered time-travel adventure that creatively explores the complex tensions around identity, power, and constructions of history.” —John Jennings, artist of New York Times-bestselling Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Follow the story from the beginning in Chronin, Vol #1: The Knife at Your Back!

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Samurai Jack meets Back to the Future in Alison Wilgus’s Chronin Volume 2: The Sword in Your Hand, a thrilling conclusion to a time-bending graphic novel duology

Japan's history will never be the same. The timeline has veered off course with the abrupt deaths of prominent players in the nation's past, influencers who were supposed to start the Meiji Restoration. Now Mirai Yoshida, former Japanese-American undergrad turned samurai on the lam, may never find her way back to where she belongs.

Unless a high-stakes plan is enacted. With help from her newfound friends, Mirai must instigate a peasant uprising to correct the course of history. But in order to succeed, she faces a dangerous and powerful fellow time traveler, an enemy who accidentally glimpsed his country's destiny and didn't like what he saw.

Chronin, Volume 2: The Sword in Your Hand concludes the adrenaline-fueled adventure that asks: when time is of the essence, is it more important to save yourself or the future?

“Chronin is an affecting time-travel journey: heartfelt and immensely satisfying.” —Carey Pietsch, artist and co-adapter of the New York Times-bestselling The Adventure Zone graphic novels

“Chronin is an elegantly rendered, insightfully layered time-travel adventure that creatively explores the complex tensions around identity, power, and constructions of history.” —John Jennings, artist of New York Times-bestselling Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Follow the story from the beginning in Chronin, Vol #1: The Knife at Your Back!

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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