War of the Arrows opens with a chase. Armed men bear down upon a teenager dragging a little girl who stumbles and falls. Before they are brought down, their pursuers are taken down by their father. Given that moment of relief, they are ordered to flee before seeing their father cut down by the attacking forces. Now orphans, they find themselves at a friend of their father’s where they are fostered.
Such a tragic opening lends itself to a revenge … (read more)