The Sword in Your Hand (Volume 2)

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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?


“A heartfelt story about the wonder of finding a community that sees you as you see yourself even when you’re very, very far from home.”

Carey Pietsch, artist and co-adapter of The Adventure Zone graphic novels

“Wilgus’ character dynamics strengthen and deepen in this second volume […] I enjoyed every page of the Chronin duology.”

Fantasy Literature

“CHRONIN is a beautiful story with fantastic action, wonderfully drawn characters, social commentary, history lessons, and a whole lot of feels.”

The Roarbots

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