The Ronin: a story based on a Zen myth by William Dale Jennings

The RoninA shocking tale of a masterless samurai set in 12th century Japan. William Dale Jennings recounts a Zen myth in the form of a novella that plots the rise and fall of a brutal Japanese swordsman. 

The writing style is wonderfully colloquial. The depraved antics of the ronin are recounted in gory detail, while the story of a young boy's martial training at the hands of an old master is beautifully told.

The boy is determined to have his revenge on the ronin, but in true Zen style, nothing is as it seems and the plot takes several unexpected twists and turns before reaching a dramatic and unexpected climax.

The Ronin is unlike any book you have ever read. A rare treat.