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    Darkness Hidden (The Name of the Blade #2) – Zoe Marriott

    “The Kitsune were celebrating.  Their court – a massive natural amphitheatre, hidden deep underground – echoed with wild music and giddy laughter. Immortal fox spirits in both human and animal form wandered upend down the grassy terraces and danced around the huge golden trees that ringed the steep earthen bowl. Some of them were making so merry that it was kind of hard to know where to look.” Mio and her friends defeated the terrifying Nekomata, against every odds and now there was cause for celebration. But Mio is still connected to the Katana, still compelled to protect it, and the celebrations are cut short when it is discovered that…

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    Cover Reveal and Extract: Darkness Hidden by Zoe Marriott

    Today I have something very, very exciting to share. As part of a big cover reveal for Zoe Marriott’s upcoming book Darkness Hidden, there are some extracts from the book posted on blogs across the internet and Zoe has answered a question from each of the bloggers involved. I am third in the queue, after Viv at Serendipity Reviews and before Andrew’s blog, The Pewter Wolf Without further adieu though please see below for the new covers for Zoe’s books, The Night Itself and Darkness Hidden, books one and two in The Name of The Blade Trilogy. I honestly think they are beautiful and I teared up when I saw them, the…

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    The Night Itself – Zoe Marriott

    “Stealing the sword was a bad idea. I can’t pretend I didn’t realise that at the time. I wasn’t even supposed to know about the thing let alone sneak up and snaffle it from the attic where it was carefully concealed in the dark, under layers of cobwebs and rotting Christmas decorations.” Mio’s Grandfather was never meant to show her the Katana – the Yamato family’s most precious heirloom – not until she was sixteen anyway. But he did, when she was just ten years old, and ever since she’s been having nightmares. She never thought the two were connected until one evening just before her sixteenth birthday she steals…