Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.
Title: Shadow of the Fox
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
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.
Why am I excited?
I loved Talon by Julie Kagawa and this one also has a dragon as well as a kitsune protagonist, which is basically someone who can shape shift into a fox, I believe. I first heard about kitsunes back when i watched Teen Wolf and I’m excited to see what this story is all about. I’ve also never read anything inspired by Japanese mythology, so I’m extra pumped up! When I first saw the cover I basically drooled over it because like LOOK AT IT. It’s glorious! This looks like it’s going to be an amazing new fantasy with lots of adventure, betrayal, magic, and probably some killing.
Are you a fan of Julie Kagawa? Have you read any other books inspired by Japanese mythology? Let me know in the comments!