The shifting sands of war, politics, love and ambition,
steer events into dangerous and unexpected directions
Bebe has been absent from Kai’s mind for a month and wonders if the magic has been severed. Kenji has disappeared and is arrested for murder – he has no alibi.
Nobu reappears in Bebe’s life.
Kai is imprisoned, being tortured and is dying of thirst. He cannot defend himself and longs for Yoshi… and Bebe.
Yoshi has abandoned Kai and goes to Edo and saves the life of a man of immense importance, but is afraid of the consequences of a new world that beckons… and wonders if the old man of Kyōto’s prophesy can come true.
Kenji must be honest about his past – or lose Bebe.
Bebe struggles with her duel life and a new understanding of it all.
The history of the new world shifts on sand…
'Rutherford has established herself as a writer with great insight into Japanese culture and the power to deliver unique plots and marvellous characters.’ Savvy Tokyo