The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath.
So, at just seventeen years old, Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to meet her betrothed, a man she did not choose, for the very first time. But the journey is cut short when Mariko’s convoy is viciously attacked by the Black Clan, a dangerous group of bandits who’ve been hired to kill Mariko before she reaches the palace.
The lone survivor, Mariko narrowly escapes to the woods, where she plots her revenge. Dressed as a peasant boy, she sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and hunt down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.
Mariko is a train samurai by her brother, on her way to her wedding she gets attacks. Now she must go into hiding and pretend to pass as a boy to find out who wants her dead and why. She joins the black clan hoping to find what she needs. With her brother slowly tailing behind her, will Mariko have enough to get the truth before it’s to late? This is book is so much fun and very hard to put down. With full of action and maybe a little romance you can dive right in. Enter the world of the samurai and find out the truth on who wanted Mariko dead and is the black clan really such bad people? So enter the warrior and discover the truth for yourself and Happy Reading!