Chronin Volume 1: The Knife at Your Back

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Tom Doherty Associates, Feb 19, 2019 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 304 pages

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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User Review  - villemezbrown - LibraryThing

The art and writing are a bit awkward, but I found myself drawn into this time travel saga as the book progressed. It helped that it was set in a place and time with which I do not have a lot of ... Read full review

Chronin Volume 1: The Knife at Your Back

User Review  - Publishers Weekly

Wilgus’s full-length debut opens a duology with an intricate narrative worthy of its rich historical setting. In 2042, college students travel back in time to observe events firsthand. Undergrad Mirai ... Read full review


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About the author (2019)

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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