By Maya Snow
Kimi desires of being a superb samurai warrior, yet she and her sister, Hana, are younger women of feudal Japan, daughters of the Jito of the province. Her destiny turns out transparent: women don't turn into samurai. Then, betrayal shatters the sisters' global. Their power-hungry uncle murders their father, and their mom and little brother mysteriously disappear. made up our minds to hunt revenge and restoration their honor, they conceal themselves as boys to coach at a faculty for samurai. Kimi and Hana are thrown headlong right into a lifetime of warrior codes, sharp swords, and shadowy figures—as they paintings with fierce selection to avenge the brutal wrongs performed to their kin. In a flash, existence has swept them right into a poor event, extra heart-pounding than Kimi and Hana ever can have imagined . . . and as soon as it's been set in movement, not anything will ever be an identical.
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We couldn’t know for sure that this was what Mother’s message meant. But we had to hope for something, Hana and I. Without hope, there was nothing but loss and pain. Hana glanced back over her shoulder, through the open front of the shrine to the dark forest beyond. “We must follow Mother and Moriyasu,” she said. ” I thought for a moment. “Mother must know that Uncle will search for them as soon as he realizes they are not among the dead. Mother will need to go far away, to lose herself and Moriyasu .
The cherry blossom grows once more . . ” “She would have known that we would come here if we managed to escape,” I said. I read the poem again, trying to understand. “Seedling grows thicker . . ” “Moriyasu is the seedling,” Hana said slowly. “Mother is telling us that although our father and older brothers are gone, our youngest brother is still alive. ” “Moriyasu is the future,” I said, nodding. I touched my fingers briefly to the hilt of his little wooden 38 sword, still tucked in my sash.
It was soft and lifeless, as if all her bones had melted away and she was nothing more than a rag doll. “Come on,” I whispered, roughly squeezing her fingers. “We have to warn Mother and Moriyasu. Now! ” At the sound of my voice Hana blinked, like someone coming out of a trance. “Now,” she repeated, her eyes dark with pain. “Yes. ” We darted out from behind the screen, away from 24 the victorious cries of Uncle’s samurai. Together we hurried along the corridor and just as we reached the corner, Uncle’s gruff voice echoed from the banqueting room behind us.
Sisters of the Sword by Maya Snow