The intrigue and royal conspiracy in the Bard's Richard III is given a dark manga twist that will appeal to aficionados of both comics and the classics. Richard, the ambitious third son of the House of York, believes he is cursed, damned from birth to eternal darkness. But is it truly fate that sets him on the path to personal destruction? Or his own tormented longings? Based on an early draft of Shakespeare's Richard III, Aya Kanno's dark fantasy finds the man who could be king standing between worlds, between classes, between good and evil. Ten years after the king's death, things have changed for Richard. His feud with his sibling has deepened, and the witch Jane tempts the new king with her mysterious charms. In this swirl of human desire, Richard reaches toward his own future and rises again in defense of the York family! A new dark fantasy based on the classic tale of Richard III, from one of the most exciting voices in modern manga.