She came to him in dreams. A mystery. An obsession. Now, the ronin Haiyu will go on a very peculiar quest. Leaving behind a world of shame and stasis, Haiyu will descend into an alien land of hellish wonder and mystery. Danger awaits him, as does the opportunity to redeem himself and restore his honor.
Daniel R. Robichaud's "Heed the Hell-Bound" first appeared in 2007, in the digital pages of Blazing Adventures Magazine! It began a series of tales, The Samurai of Hell, which draws upon the heroic fantasy tradition of Fritz Leiber, Robert E. Howard and Roger Zelazny while adding doses of Japanese myth and history. Twice Told Tales is proud to reprint the first chapter in this thrilling series.