Saturday, October 25, 2014

Looking Ahead - The Name of the Blade

US edition

Synposis (from Goodreads):

Ancient Japanese gods and monsters are unleashed on modern-day London in this first book of an epic trilogy from acclaimed fantasy writer Zoë Marriott.

When Mio sneaks the family's katana -- a priceless ancestral sword -- from her parents' attic, she just wants to spice up a costume. But the katana is much more than a dusty antique. Awakening the power within the sword unleashes a terrible, ancient evil onto the streets of unsuspecting London. But it also releases Shinobu, a fearless warrior boy, from the depths of time. He helps to protect Mio -- and steals her heart. With creatures straight out of Japanese myths stalking her and her friends, Mio realizes that if she cannot keep the sword safe and learn to control its legendary powers, she will lose not only her own life . . . but the love of a lifetime.

UK edition

I first heard about The Name of the Blade by Zoë Marriott at BEA earlier this year. It's the first book in the The Name of the Blade trilogy. Originally, the novel was published under the name The Night Itself  by Walker Books in June 2013 in the United Kingdom. However, the novel will be released on November 11, 2014 by Candlewick Press under the title The Name of the Blade.

The second book in the trilogy is Darkness Hidden and it was initially released on July 3, 2014 by Walker Books. So far a US release date hasn't been posted on goodreads.

UK edition

If you like mythology, paranormal and fantasy, check out this series!

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