Jul 10, 2018

Shadow of the Fox

Shadow of the Fox
by Julie Kagawa

Book: Shadow of the Fox #1
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pub Date: October 2, 2018
Genre: Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Once Every Thousand Years...

Every millennium, one age ends and another age dawns...and whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers holds the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. The time is near...and the missing pieces of the scroll will be sought throughout the land of Iwagoto. The holder of the first piece is a humble, unknown peasant girl with a dangerous secret.

Demons have burned the temple Yumeko was raised in to the ground, killing everyone within, including the master who trained her to both use and hide her kitsune shapeshifting powers. Yumeko escapes with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll. Fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Yumeko knows he seeks what she has...and is under orders to kill anything and anyone who stands between him and the scroll.

A wish will be granted and a new age will dawn. 

My Review: LOVE THIS!!!! 

I started with Julie's Iron Fey books and since then I have been hooked and never found a book I disliked from her. 

Anyway.... The great Kami Dragon has the power to grant any one wish a person could desire. In order for that to happen, one must have the scroll of a Thousand Prayers. Luckily the scroll is not complete and the dragon can't be summoned. But someone is looking to complete the scroll and summon the dragon and will stop at nothing to get it.

Yumeko is a fun character who grows to be tougher than she thought. She likes to spend her time practicing her fox abilities, even though it doesn't really please those in the temple. When talk about binding her abilities away, Yumeko freaks out and runs to a woman who has been around a long time and also has fox abilities. The woman is a little odd, but she does try to help Yumeko and give her advice/opinion. 

When a fire threatens all she knows things are going to move fast.  She will have to take the piece of the scroll and go to another temple. Protect the scroll at any cost and never let it get into the wrong hands. Yumeko will set off on this mission and it won't be easy.

I couldn't finish this book fast enough! I loved this and can't wait for the next book to be released already!!! 

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