Fujiwara Ryo has a decision to make: a husband or the sword.
As the daughter of the last emperor of Japan’s Southern Court, she could have spent the rest of her life in a gilded cage. But a failed revolt against the Ashikaga shogunate has left her with a price on her head and the shogun’s henchman hot on her heels.
Ryo escapes with Sen, her loyal lady-in-waiting, to sacred Mt. Koya. There, Sen’s uncle summons the mighty Kala Sarpa. If all goes as planned, the “Serpent of Time” will transport Ryo far out of the shogun’s reach, across six centuries to the present day.
Except that Kala Sarpa bears a grudge of its own against the Fujiwara clan, and seizes the opportunity to even the scales. Their fates now fully entwined, Ryo must again put her life at risk and return to the past in order to save her future.
Title: Serpent of Time
Author: Eugene Woodbury
Publisher: Peaks Island Press
Release Date: December 20, 2011