Yamabuki and Tomoe escape pursuit up a mountain pass, through a blizzard--the route that had killed several men only the day before--and discover a connection between them that's greater than friendship.
But turmoil runs through the land. The imperial government rules ineffectively, and dissent is growing in many prefectures. Tomoe and her brother Yoshinaka are in the thick of it, and Yamabuki must choose: loyalty to her parents and her clan, or loyalty to new friends who she loves?
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