Junya's grandfather is a billionaire who keeps the secret to his success hidden in a heavily guarded safe. His mother is a martial artist who wields a razor-sharp katana-and seems to read his mind. And a mysterious girl in a Japanese school uniform can knock him over-literally-with just a look. What do they know that he doesn't? Junya's life takes a dangerous turn on his sixteenth birthday, when someone sets out to destroy not only the family's business empire-the one that he's set to inherit-but Junya himself. He's fighting for his life, and doesn't know who to trust. What has his family been keeping from him? Junya's journey takes him from the narrow streets of San Francisco to Japan, and through hidden portals to the top of the ancient Japanese Izumo Shinto shrine, to places where death and violence are a way of life. And in a mystical world he's never imagined, he finds his true destiny.
..".an engrossing story, with a huge heaping of action and very appealing characters ... an intricate, unusual plot wrapped inside a great story. - 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards "Filled with magic, mayhem and intrigue, Fladmark's series is off to a solid start." - Kirkus Reviews