(From the publisher):
Two years after the events of Little Sister
, Fujiwara no Mitsuko finds herself cursed by ghosts and bad luck. The furious spirit of a dead king demands she keep a forgotten promise, and he gives her a series of impossible tasks to complete. If she fails, the spirit will punish her by handing her over to the Lord of the Dead.
Desperate, Mitsuko again turns to the ingenious shape-shifter Goranu for help. By his side, she journeys through a landscape of Japanese myths and legends made real, and through his lessons in the Way of the Tengu, she gradually learns to think for herself.
But it turns out the ghost's demands are the least of Mitsuko's problems. In return for his help, Goranu makes a demand of his own. And Mitsuko promises to fulfill his wish, even though to do so may mean Goranu's death.
Original title: The Heavenward Path
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Historical