The Name of the Blade, Book One: The Night Itself

The Name of the Blade, Book One: The Night Itself

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

When Mio steals the family s katana - a priceless ancestral sword - from her parents attic, she just wants to spice up a fancy-dress costume. But the katana is much more than some dusty antique and her actions unleash a terrible, ancient evil onto the streets of unsuspecting London. Soon Shinobu, a fearless warrior boy, appears to protect Mio - and threatens to steal her heart. With the gods and monsters of Japanese myth 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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 27mm | 300g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406342386
  • 9781406342383
  • 274,829

About Zoe Marriott

Zo Marriott lives in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, with two cats, named Echo and Hero, and the Devil Hound, otherwise known as Finn. The Night Itself is her fi fth novel. Visit Zo s blog at or her website at Follow her on Twitter @Zmarriott
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1,202 ratings
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4 32% (390)
3 28% (335)
2 8% (100)
1 4% (52)
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