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There is a legend of a dragon that rose one thousand years ago and granted a terrible wish that plunged the land of Iwagoto into darkness. To protect the world from anyone summoning the dragon again, the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers was split into three and separated so no one could gather the pieces. But now, the dragon is rising and the clans of Iwagoto, samurai, demons, and much darker things are searching for the scrolls and will stop at nothing to acquire them.
Half kitsune, half human, Yumeko must hide her talents of illusion magic as she embarks on the quest of her life with the Demonslayer of the Shadow Clan, Tatsumi. Join these unlikely allies as they fight demons and go on a quest to find the pieces of the scroll. Magical beings, a cursed sword, and powerful players make this book the thrilling story that it is. The only problem is, are they finding the pieces to protect them or steal them…?
This book was so fascinating, magical, and intriguing! I loved the characters and their relationships. I appreciated how our group of protagonists slowly grew as Tatsumi’s tolerance of people grew, and I can’t wait to see what challenges our heroes face next!
The sequel to Shadow of the Fox, this book continues to follow our main characters on their quest for the scrolls of the dragons prayer. The Soul of the Sword introduces new players in the struggle to gather the scrolls and call upon the dragon, but things are not always as they seem and everything comes with a cost. What would you be willing to pay to stand up for what you believe is right?
This was an exciting book full of quests, plot development, and demons. I think I preferred the first book over this one, but it was still well written and interesting enough that I wanted to finish it! Even though this book felt a little more dragged out that the first one, I am very curious to see how the author wraps up this series in the final book.
The final book in this trilogy is set to release March 31, 2020.
As darkness rises and chaos reigns, a fierce kitsune and her shadowy protector will face down the greatest evil of all.
I cannot wait to read the conclusion to this series!
There you have it, The Shadow of the Fox trilogy! I hope I’ve gotten you interested in this fun series that I found when making my way through Goodreads! They are fun, easy reads that gave me a wonderful introduction to Japanese myths and fantasy!
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4 thoughts on “Shadow of the Fox Series: a story from Japanese Mythology”
I love a mix of myth and fantasy; so much of what writers do is take legends and twist them into what could be. I will be checking to see if my library is good enough to have this trilogy!
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Yeah! I always like those kinds of twists! Thanks for reading!
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