Kata is thrilled to be going on her first mission as a ninja until she learns she is to be an assassin. Her victim is a mere boy, and her accomplice is his sister. Facing a terrible choice, Kata flees with the siblings. But danger follows. As the three try to evade or defeat the samurai who are after the siblings, the ninja who are now after Kata, and the supernatural beings who are after all three of them, they learn about the depths of their courage and power larger than anything they could have imagined. Featuring an indomitable heroine and creatures drawn from Japanese mythology, here is a riveting tale of deception, trust, and, ultimately, friendship.