- 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Hawley Public Library||Y SKY (Text)||33500012999710||New||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||Y SKY (Text)||33500012999702||New||Checked out||10/08/2019|
|Thief River Falls Public Library||ya SKY (Text)||35500006128985||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780062643728
- ISBN: 006264372X
- Physical Description: 451 pages : map ; 24 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, 2019.
|Summary, etc.:|| Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with an arm tied around his back. They are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas--marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona. As their graduation approaches, Sora and Daemon look forward to proving themselves worthy of belonging in the elite group--but in a kingdom free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion many years ago, it's been difficult to make their mark. So when Sora and Daemon encounter a strange camp of mysterious soldiers while on a standard scouting mission, they decide the only thing to do to help their kingdom is to infiltrate the group. Taking this risk will change Sora's life forever--and lead her on a mission of deception that may fool everyone she's ever loved. Love, spies, and adventure abound as Sora and Daemon unravel a complex web of magic and secrets that might tear them--and the entire kingdom--apart.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #2
Readers of Skye's Russian historical fantasy series (The Crown's Game, 2016) will be happy to see her turn her attention to Japanese-based culture, history, and mythology in a fast-paced adventure of young taiga (think ninja) warriors sworn to protect Empress Aki. Ten years ago, during the Blood Rift, Aki's brother Prince Gin attempted to overthrow the kingdom and sacrifice citizens in service to the Cult of the Evermore, which promised that the gods would grant paradise on earth if 200 citizens were sacrificed in their names. Gin was himself overthrown and diedâor did he? Now taiga apprentices Sora and Daemon uncover evidence that Gin is alive and has amassed a following of magically trained warriors ready to murder Empress Aki and implement the sacrifice. Plentiful details of food, clothing, history, magic, and culture of Kichona create a rich backstory for this politically-driven action romance. Although characterization remains rudimentary, the archetypal protagonists are satisfyingly active according to their natures, providing a folkloric predictability. An abrupt ending promises at least one sequel. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
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