Sword of Desperation

In order to save his fief, an expert swordman publicly assassinates his lord's favorite concubine. Instead of being beheaded, he is sentenced to solitary confinement for one year, then ordered to serve as the lord's bodyguard. This tale of honor, intrigue and deception inevitably ends in bloodshed and betrayal.

An expert swordsman is on a path of palace intrigue, redemption, and death when he is rehired after openly killing his master’s favorite mistress.