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Chronin Volume 2: The Sword in Your Hand by Alison Wilgus

Chronin Volume 2: The Sword in Your Hand by Alison Wilgus

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Samurai Jack meets Back to the Future in Chronin Volume 2: The Sword in Your Hand, a thrilling conclusion to a time-bending graphic novel duology

Japan's history will never be the same. The timeline has veered off course with the abrupt deaths of prominent players in the nation's past, influencers who were supposed to start the Meiji Restoration. Now Mirai Yoshida, former Japanese-American undergrad turned samurai on the lam, may never find her way back to where she belongs.

Unless a high-stakes plan is enacted. With help from her newfound friends, Mirai must instigate a peasant uprising to correct the course of history. But in order to succeed, she faces a dangerous and powerful fellow time traveler, an enemy who accidentally glimpsed his country's destiny and didn't like what he saw.

Chronin, Volume 2: The Sword in Your Hand concludes the adrenaline-fueled adventure that asks: when time is of the essence, is it more important to save yourself or the future?

Alison Wilgus is a bestselling, Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist and writer of comics and prose. Their most recent solo work is Chronin, a graphic novel duology which debuted in 2019 from Tor Books. They’ve also written two works of graphic non-fiction illustrated by others. They’re currently working on Grace Needs Space!, a middle grade sci-fi adventure that will be illustrated by Rii Abrego and published by Random House Graphic.

In their capacity as a freelance editor with First Second Books, Alison is the lead developmental editor on a variety of titles, including the #1 New York Times bestselling The Adventure Zone series. Along with Gina Gagliano, Alison is co-host of Graphic Novel TK, a podcast about the nuts and bolts of graphic novel publishing.

Alison graduated from New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, where they studied animation within the Undergraduate Film and Television program. They live in Brooklyn, New York.