The Name of the Blade, Book One: The Night Itself: eBook (Reflowable ePub)

By Zoe Marriott

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.

Categories: Ebooks

For readers aged: 12+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Reflowable
  • ISBN: 9781406348514
  • Published: 20 Jun 2013
  • Price: £7.99

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Customer reviews


'It's been a long time since I enjoyed a book this much' The Mountains of Instead

'A cracking start to The Name of the Blade trilogy, roll on number 2!' Books4Teens

'If you like your trilogies fast and furious, then this is definitely for you' Serendipity Reviews

'Clever and cool all at once' Sister Spooky

'I just want more of everything' Fluttering Butterflies

'I cannot rave about The Night Itself enough' Readaraptor

'I adored The Night Itself' Big Book Little Book

'I just fell for it, hook line and sinker' The Pewter Wolf

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