Japan, 1865, the women's palace in the great city of Edo.
Bristling with intrigue and erotic rivalries, the palace is home to three thousand women and only one man - the young shogun.
Sachi, a beautiful fifteen-year-old girl, is chosen to be his concubine.
But Japan is changing, and as civil war erupts, Sachi flees for her life.
Rescued by a rebel warrior, she finds unknown feelings stirring within her; but this is a world in which private passions have no place and there is not even a word for 'love'.
Before she dare dream of a life with him, Sachi must uncover the secret of her own origins - a secret that encompasses a wrong so terrible that it threatens to destroy her ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 624 pages, map
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 12/02/2009
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780552155205