For Japan the 16th Century was the beginning of a long rise in becoming a major force in the world. Fueled in part by the unrivaled expertise in the art and science of making swords. Follow the story of one young apprentice as he traverses the harsh social and political landscape of the time to shape his own fate and to become his destiny. Apprentice to the Blade is set within the historical moments of the time. It is the first of a four part series known as the Buredo no michi or Way of the blade. It magically weaves a tale of intrigue, political power, love and revenge. Reflecting in ways still relevant to the modern world the hopes dreams and aspirations of an amazing cast of timeless characters.