Doji Hoturi, the young Champion of the Crane, is everything a samurai could wish to be: swift of sword and pure of heart . . . but his eyes hide a terrible secret.
Bloody magic whispers through Rokugan’s greatest cities, and the undead servants of a Dark God rise. From the shadows, Doji Hoturi watches as a new champion of evil lifts his sword and laughs — and the face beneath the armor is his own.