As the Wolf Clan’s civil war continues, those loyal to the Hayashi Family must face new trials. The plan to contain their adversaries—the Hitomi Family—in Kyoudai Pass is working; however, new threats from unexpected quarters have put them in a precarious position, and their foes have not been idle.
Shiro, a dishonored rōnin leading an ill-equipped conscript unit behind enemy lines, faces the possibility that his force may be incapable of fighting thanks to a clever Hitomi trap. Worse, internal divisions have begun to emerge, compounding the damage. Now he must find a way to rescue those under his command while preserving their will to fight.
Hayashi Seiko’s situation is no less precarious. Commanded by her brother—the clan’s rightful daimyo—to inform Shiro of Oota Kin’s betrayal, she must face an uncaring wilderness with only the aid of her new instructor…but the wilds may not be the greatest danger she faces. Can she meet her brother’s expectations? Or her own?
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About the Author
Skye Lansing was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1983. Early on he developed a love for books, cultivated by his mother. This love was eventually cemented when his father caught him reading magazine articles late one night and, in a stroke of brilliance, punished him thereby ensuring that reading was forbidden (thus awesome). Later in his childhood he began to write, mostly to escape from the boredom of his high school courses. The results were, predictably, objectively wretched. In 2002, Skye enrolled in a biology program for college. Over the next five years he discovered an interest in History that shouldn’t have been surprising considering the amount of history documentaries he’d watched while growing up. He continued to write, though without any real intent to finish the projects he started, and briefly considered swapping to an English major when he unexpectedly secured enough credits to graduate with a BS in Biology. With college behind him Skye began to agonize over what to do with himself. The original plan had been to attend a graduate program, but when that fell through he found himself working on many personal writing projects to fill the time as he job hunted. Before long he’d even started on what, at the time, was simply a serial story published on a public web page titled simply "Rohai." The scope of this new project rapidly expanded and evolved until Skye was forced to admit that what he had was no longer a simple series of stories, but rather a full book series. Public updates to "Rohai" ceased while he laid out the groundwork for a new book series, mostly focused on bringing the scope of the project under control in a desperate bid to avoid a tale with kudzu plot. This process proved more difficult than he originally intended, especially in light of initially working full-time. After years of work Skye finally released "In Honor’s Shadow" in 2016, kicking off the beginning of his new Honor’s Path series. He is now chipping away at the second book while simultaneously doing the research for several other projects for the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres.