In book one of this thrilling quartet, Hana and Kimi are delighted when their heroic uncle, Hidehira, arrives at their palace, along with his dashing army of Samurai soldiers. He is their father's right hand man, a guardian and protector who helps him govern the land on behalf of the Shogun. So when Hidehira and his army slaughter their father and elder brothers, it is a harrowing betrayal. As the palace burns around them, Hana and Kimi have to fight for their very survival. Now the whole country is searching for them - and anyone who helps them will be put to death. The girls must disguise themselves and find somewhere to hide, while working to avenge the brutal wrongs done to their family . . .