“Yuki says that she has died
a thousand deaths.
I did not think such a thing
To die once is to enter Yomi-
the shadowy land of the dead.
Where do you go when you die twice-
lest a thousand deaths?”
As the daughter to a renowned samurai in the Edo period of Japan, young Kaia understands that everything has its rightful place. But, when strange visitors come to the village, this ordinary realm is shattered. Faced with unspeakable horrors that once only visited in her nightmares, Kaia comes to terms with a terrible truth… Evil can be where you least expect it.
In a darkly lit tale, Katlyn Charlesworth confronts a true, controversial event in Japanese history that few know of. With an unusual, yet surprisingly poignant writing style, a psychological, cultural, and poetically wrought story comes to life… and will stay with you long after its heart-stopping conclusion.