Autumn Princess, Dragon ChildBook - 2016
Shikanoko, now freed from the control of the evil Prince Abbot, stumbles in a haze back to the Darkwood, where he once again encounters mountain sorcerer Shisoku and the mysterious Lady Tora. Tora dies soon after giving birth to five spider children, boys with special powers who emerge from cocoons and whom Shikanoko must raise. Aki, the Autumn Princess, hides in the forest with Yoshimori, the true imperial heir, while she tries to determine how they will survive and where they will go next to avoid the men of Lord Aritomo, the usurper. Meanwhile the schemer and turncoat Masachika tries to advance himself in any way he can, whether through battle, espionage, or blackmail. Scoundrels and innocents, wizards and itinerant performers, lowly servants and mighty nobles all play their parts on this stage.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 
Edition: First American edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION HEA
Characteristics: xi, 269 pages : map ; 19 cm