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Darkness Hidden

The Name of the Blade, Book Two

Zoe Marriott


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Zoë Marriott’s inventive, Japanese-inflected urban fantasy raises the stakes in a sweeping second installment.

Against all odds, Mio has defeated the evil Nekomata and seen her love, Shinobu, restored to life. But in the wake of the battle, Mio’s unsettling connection to the katana—an ancient sword her family has been compelled to guard for generations—has grown more frightening. And now the Underworld has sent the Shikome—foul women whose feathers carry death—to spread a supernatural plague through London. With her best friend in the hospital, Shinobu’s very existence at risk, and the city in chaos, Mio realizes there is no way she can keep everyone she loves alive. What terrible sacrifice must she make to save the world?

Praise For Darkness Hidden: The Name of the Blade, Book Two

Save this action-packed...adventure for die-hard shonen manga buffs.
—Kirkus Reviews

...this solid and gripping work will keep readers interested in what’s to come.
—School Library Journal

An exceptional pick for myth-loving readers looking to move on to more mature fare.
—Booklist Online

Readers will enjoy spending time with the well-rounded characters.
—School Library Connection

Candlewick, 9780763669584, 352pp.

Publication Date: November 10, 2015

About the Author

Zoë Marriott is the author of the young adult fantasy novels The Swan Kingdom, Daughter of the Flames, and Shadows on the Moon, as well as the first book in the Name of the Blade trilogy. She lives in England.