Lord of the Darkwood: Tale of Shikanoko #3
by Lian Hearn
Review by Judy Newton
FSG Originals Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780374536336
Date: 09 August 2016 List Price $13.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: Shikanoko, at what should be a warrior's hour of greatest triumph, turns his back on those around him, in mourning for a secret love.
The Spider Tribe, spurned by their guardian, explore the extent of their powers and ruthless ambitions.
Hina, who alone knows the whereabouts of the true emperor, has to forge a new identity of her own. No one must ever know that she is Kiyoyori's daughter.
As the traditional powers navigate weakness and disarray, old spirits and new figures enter the epic battle for the Lotus Throne.
In Lord of the Darkwood, the major players of The Tale of Shikanoko are forced to deal with the consequences--expected and unexpected alike--of their past reckless actions. Each of them strives to achieve their destiny, but so far the paths they have followed seem to have done nothing but provoke Heaven's displeasure.
(Source: FSG Originals)