Written by one of Japan' most popular modern authors, this is a lively, readable, and immensely entertaining fictional portrayal of one of the epochal events of the nineteenth century.

chapter 1|22 pages

An Evening in Nagasaki

chapter 2|21 pages

Men of Many Dreams

chapter 3|21 pages

A Hero in the Setting Sun

chapter 4|21 pages

Season of Thieves

chapter 5|20 pages

Assemble at Jintian Village!

chapter 6|16 pages

Objective: Penghua Mountain

chapter 7|15 pages

The Men with Long Hair

chapter 8|21 pages

Hoist the Flag!

chapter 9|21 pages

Advances and Retreats

chapter 10|21 pages

Correspondence from the Ryukyus

chapter 11|23 pages

Escape from the Jaws of Death

chapter 12|21 pages

Attack the Rivers and the Mountains

chapter 13|22 pages

Escape from Yongan

chapter 14|22 pages

The Battle at Guilin

chapter 15|21 pages

Aftermath of a Massacre

chapter 16|18 pages

Movement North and South

chapter 17|22 pages

Changsha Summer

chapter 18|23 pages

Departure on a Rainswept Night

chapter 19|23 pages

Birth of a Navy

chapter 20|20 pages

Razing the Yellow Crane Tower

chapter 21|24 pages

Hillock of the Nine Women

chapter 22|24 pages

Jingkou Communiqué

chapter 23|24 pages

Early Spring in Jinling

chapter 24|22 pages

The Yangzi River Flows to the East

chapter 25|22 pages

Traffic on the Yangzi

chapter 26|23 pages

Love and Hate in the City of Shanghai

chapter 27|24 pages

East and West of the Heavenly Capital

chapter 28|23 pages

Red Spots on the Yellow Earth

chapter 29|22 pages

Secret Messenger of the Heavenly King

chapter 30|21 pages

The Arrow Is in the Bow

chapter 32|23 pages

Victory and Defeat

chapter 33|24 pages

Elegy for the Heavenly Capital