Emi has dedicated her life to becoming the perfect vessel for the goddess Amaterasu, but the insidious betrayal of another deity has changed everything. Now Amaterasu has charged Emi with an urgent mission: to find and free the earthly gods before mankind is brought to its knees beneath divine tyranny.
At her side is Shiro, the mysterious fox spirit. When she first saved his life, she could never have imagined that behind his cunning and confidence, he was lost—his power bound by a devastating curse and his memories obscured. His veiled history is somehow tied to the missing gods, but he can’t remember how or why.
As their search leads them into the murky depths of the spirit realm, the shadows of Shiro’s past begin to emerge. With each brief awakening of his true self, she loses a little more of him. The fate of the heavens and earth rest in her mortal hands, and she must find the missing gods before time runs out for her world—and for Shiro.
Dark Tempest includes 10 full-page illustrations by award-winning artist Brittany Jackson.
About the Author
Emily Woo Zeller's multilingual, multicultural framework led to a natural fit as an audiobook narrator. While she specializes in Asian American narratives, Emily's work spans a broad spectrum, including young adult fiction. She won an AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of Gulp by Mary Roach.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wow! Ms Marie has blown me away with another phenomenal read! Dark Tempest is the second book in Red Winter trilogy and should be read after the first book, Red Winter. I loved this book just as much as the first, if not more. I love, love, love the characters, as well as the incredible world building, the gripping plot and Ms Marie’s writing is perfection! I love the bond of friendship between Shiro, Yumei and Emi and how it develops throughout their journey together. I felt all their heart-aches, triumphs, frustrations and fears in their search for the missing yokai leaders – I was hooked! I found the Japanese mythology fascinating, though I did find it confusing at times with the many Japanese names and used the glossary on several occasions to clarify some of the characters. Ms Marie weaves a gripping story with unforgettable characters, mythological creatures, adrenalin-filled action scenes, swoon-worthy romantic moments and jaw-dropping revelations which kept me enthralled and intrigued. Can’t wait for the next book!