s the spirit war raged in Kamigawa, those close to the daimyo Konda began to fear for his sanity. He remained high above the world, locked away in Eiganjo Castle, and none save his most trusted advisors were given audience. His isolation drove his willful daughter Michiko away from Eiganjo; she sought the truth regarding the war’s beginnings, as well as why her father shut himself off from everything—even his only child.
Meanwhile, the rogue samurai Toshiro Umezawa traveled a winding path across the realm, from Numai—where he survived a soratami assassin’s ambush—to the high reaches of Shinka Keep, then through the orochi colonies deep within Jukai Forest, his fate on a collision course with that of Konda’s daughter. Coerced into servitude by the dread Myojin of Night’s Reach, yet sworn to protect Lady Michiko, Toshiro had to rely solely on his cunning to stay alive.
Even as Toshiro struggled to navigate his way through a maze of allegiances, Michiko traveled to the fabled Minamo School, where she began uncovering treacheries deeper than any imaginable. To make matters worse, the war was taking an unexpected turn: an unimaginably powerful kami, the O-Kagachi, had begun to manifest in the material world, devouring Kamigawa itself piece by piece.
The war with the Spirit World continues.
Meet the Betrayers of Kamigawa!
Heretic: Betrayers of Kamigawa
by Scott McGough
Now in the employ of Princess Michiko and beholden to Myojin of Night’s Reach, Toshi Umezawa tries to honor his commitments while pursuing his own ends.
But as the Kami War threatens to engulf Kamigawa, an unimaginably powerful spirit beast threatens the world. And at the heart of the battle moves the figure of the Daimyo, whose impassive features conceal a sinister crime that gnaws at the world’s heart.
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