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New chapters of The Sword of Kaigen are released to the Theonite Newsletter first and here on the website 2 - 4 weeks later.


"The invincible sword is not made of ice or steel, my son. It is us: our pride, our skill, and our spirit. We are the Sword of Kaigen. As long as we keep our edge, the Empire will endure."

High on a mountainside at the edge of the world, live the most powerful fighters in the world, warriors capable of raising the sea and wielding blades of ice. For hundreds of years, the fighters of the Kusanagi Peninsula have held the Empire’s enemies at bay, earning their snowy spit of land the name ‘The Sword of Kaigen.'

It has been nearly a century since the swordsmen of Kusanagi beat back Ranga’s wind-wielding armies at the end of the Great War. Since then, the region has fallen on hard times, with most of the fighters and sword-smiths trickling off to the cities in search of better work. Only a handful of practicing swordsmen now remain in Kusanagi’s great families: Lightning Dai of the Yukino clan, the Matsuda brothers, Takashi and Takeru, masters of the Whispering Blade, and Takeru’s son, Mamoru, who is only fourteen. And, despite the stream of comforting propaganda issuing from the Empire’s capital, it seems that Kaigen’s enemies across the ocean are growing in strength and numbers.

For young Mamoru and the few others with the gall to doubt their Empire, the questions creep closer: What is their government hiding from them? What monsters have begun stirring in the west while the Empire has turned a blind eye? When the winds of war return, will the men of Kusanagi be enough to hold them back? And if they are Kaigen’s sword, whose fingers hold the hilt?


About the Story:

The Sword of Kaigen is a cross-section of Dunian history, taking place thirteen years before the events of the Theonite Series, in the Dunian year 5369 (Earth year 1992). It is a standalone story, meaning readers will be able to enjoy it whether or not they are familiar with the other Theonite books.


New chapters released to the Newsletter every month.