The Guin Saga is epic heroic fantasy in the smae vein as Robert E. Howard's Conan, the Barbarian. More than a hundred books strong and growing, the saga has sold more than twenty-five million copies in Japan. Vertical will publish the first five installments that comprise "The Marches Episode" arc. Each paperback edition will feature artwork taken from the original Japanese editions. (see art above). Though decimating the vaunted Red Kights of the Mongauli Army in a sea of deadly yidoh, the combined tribes of the Sem remain vastly outmumbered. Guin decides to leave his friends in search of the legendary Lagon. He must find the giant warriors before the fragile Sem alliance unravels and the tribes fall to the Mongauli. Meanwhile, Istavan the mercenary's deft covert-op helps destroy the Blue Knights.