Seven Deadly Shadows

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Product Number: DD48676
Released: Jan 28, 2020
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ISBN: #9781094113470
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This thrilling YA retelling of KurosawaA??s Seven Samurai features a girl tasked with saving the world from eternal darkness. Perfect for fans of Six of Crows and Marie Lu. Seventeen-year-old Kira Fujikawa has never had it easy. SheA??s bullied by the popular girls in school. Her parents ignore her. And sheA??s also plagued with a secret: She can see yokai, the ghosts and demons that haunt the streets of Kyoto. But things accelerate from bad to worse when she learns that Shuten-doji, the demon king, will rise at the next blood moon to hunt down an ancient relic and bring the world to a catastrophic end. Not exactly skilled at fighting anything, much less the dead, Kira enlists the aid of seven powerful death gods to help her slay Shuten-doji. They include Shiro, a kitsune with boy-band looks who is more flirtatious than helpful, and O-bei, a regal demon courtier with reasons of her own for getting involved. As the confrontation with Shuten-doji draws nearer, the fate of Japan hangs in the balance. Can Kira save humankind? Or will the demon king succeed in bringing eternal darkness upon the world?

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Narrator(s): Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Product Number Z100150742
Released: Jan 28, 2020
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Publisher: Quill Tree Books
ISBN: #9780062855701
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Product Number EB00758922
Released: Jan 28, 2020
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Publisher: Quill Tree Books
ISBN: #9780062570833

Professional reviews

"This story, based on the renowned Japanese film SEVEN SAMURAI, requires a narrator who can maneuver through its riveting plot twists and portray its enchanting characters. Narrator Traci Kato-Kiriyama keeps all the threads of the plot straight and provides voices that range from robust to smooth as she differentiates females and males of varying ages, ethnicities, species, and personalities. She sustains a calculated pace, enabling fantasy enthusiasts to relax into the story as a protagonist named Kira learns to survive amid ghosts and demons, especially Shuten-doji, who is searching for an artifact that has the potential to wreak havoc upon the world. As Kira enlists the help of seven death gods, Kato-Kiriyama makes the listening experience come alive. J.O. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine"