A fine follow-up to Across the Nightingale Floor
, this historical romance set in medieval Japan continues the saga of Lady Shirakawa Kaede and Otori Takeo. I docked a star because until Kaede stops letting the menfolk boss her around and starts raising an army to defend her inheritance, the first half of this book is BORING. The second half is worth the slog, for the political machinations and romance of the second half. Looking forward to the next installment.