I’ve been waiting to make this post since January, especially considering my resolution to get this done before March rolls around. To be honest there have been several times that I worried I’d miss the mark, but at last the time is here: In Honor’s Shadow is officially out.
To start with I want to thank Johanna Tarkela for this amazing cover art she made for the book. I actually spent the better part of several months coming up with the idea for the cover, but she was able to take my confused ramblings and turn them into something far better than I thought possible. Now, with that out-of-the-way:
What use is honor without victory?
The Wolf Clan stands divided amid a bitter civil war. For years the noble Hayashi Family has struggled to wrest control of the clan from their rivals, the Hitomi, but one disastrous battle has exhausted their power. Now every warrior within Hayashi territory must decide what role they shall play in the upcoming conflict.
Shiro, the magistrate of an unimportant village, is tasked with a dangerous mission to stop the Hitomi Family’s army. Lacking supplies, troops, and support, he knows any direct confrontation is doomed to failure. Only through guile does he stand a chance against the forces arrayed before him.
Meanwhile, Hayashi Seiko seeks to throw off the oppressive mantle of courtly life by joining her brother in the field as a proper onna-bugeisha. She leapt at the chance to prove her worth as a soldier upon hearing that the war had turned against her family, but can she really escape the politics of a society that reveres duty and honor?
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