*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
The governor of Shinano, Kiyohara, is determined to finally destroy any further resistance but a member of the Suwa, Hoshina Yasaburo, rises up in rebellion. Hojo and his warriors find themselves on the battle field with him.
This volume has some great battle scenes, a few funny moments, and some really horrific people/creatures to go with an interesting story playing out. Hojo is learning more about becoming a leader and I find the Elusive Warriors around him to be entertaining. I want to see more of them in the future. I would also like to see more movement in the plot concerning the penultimate goal of reclaiming his title but I suppose we’re getting all the players set up for the final battle. 3.9 out of 5.