Seven deadly shadows

by Alameda, Courtney,

Format: Print Book 2020
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This thrilling YA retelling of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai features a girl tasked with saving the world from eternal darkness. Perfect for fans of Six of Crows and Marie Lu.

Seventeen-year-old Kira Fujikawa has never had it easy. She's bullied by the popular girls in school. Her parents ignore her. And she's also plagued with a secret: She can see yokai, the ghosts and demons that haunt the streets of Kyoto.

But things accelerate from bad to worse when she learns that Shuten-doji, the demon king, will rise at the next blood moon to hunt down an ancient relic and bring the world to a catastrophic end.

Not exactly skilled at fighting anything, much less the dead, Kira enlists the aid of seven powerful death gods to help her slay Shuten-doji. They include Shiro, a kitsune with boy-band looks who is more flirtatious than helpful, and O-bei, a regal demon courtier with reasons of her own for getting involved.

As the confrontation with Shuten-doji draws nearer, the fate of Japan hangs in the balance. Can Kira save humankind? Or will the demon king succeed in bringing eternal darkness upon the world?

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this homage to Japanese pop culture, Shinto priestess Kira Fujikawa, 16, must unite a cabal of death gods and reforge an ancient sword in order to defeat the king of hell. She is aided by Shiro, a fox demon with celebrity good looks, and a colorful band of creatures who all have their own motives for joining the fight. Alameda (Pitch Dark) and Maetani (Ink and Ashes) render the backdrop with almost reverential care toward accurately depicting the sights and sounds of contemporary Japan, and Kira is a distinctly Japanese character whose sensibilities are refreshingly un-Westernized. Fans of Julie Kagawa's Shadow of the Fox and Kat Cho's Wicked Fox will also appreciate the vivid, sometimes gruesome, writing reminiscent of punchy anime dialogue. Unfortunately, there is little payoff in the storytelling. Deep relationships are forged within a few pages, and the characters glide through momentous events with relative ease. While the plot never lacks for pace or lively fight scenes, nor does it linger to develop the relational powder keg of duplicitous death gods and outcasts working together. Ages 14--up. (Jan.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Yōkai (Japanese folklore) -- Fiction.
Shinto shrines -- Fiction.
Demonology -- Fiction.
Gods, Japanese -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First edition.
Other Titles 7 deadly shadows
Contributors Maetani, Valynne E., author.
Language English
Description 376 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062570819
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