by Laura VanArendonk Baugh
Winner 2012 Luminis Prize
"Could not put down once started"
"Twisty! Turny! Magical! Wonderful!"
The onmyouji Tsurugu has been engaged to protect the warlord's bride from the fox spirit rumored to be near. Tsurugu and the shadow-warrior Shishio Hitoshi face an impossible challenge in teasing out a shape-shifter -- if one even exists. But an onmyouji knows secrets even the shadows do not....