It is 1311. In the highest tower of Cloud of Sparrows Castle, a beautiful woman begins to write down the events unfolding around her and the secret history of the Okumichi Clan. Six centuries later the lost scrolls fall into the hands of American missionary Emily Gibson, who is racing from her tragic past.
Takashi Matsuoka grew up in Hawaii. He lives in Honolulu, where he was employed at a Zen Buddhist temple before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of the acclaimed novel, Cloud of Sparrows.