Year of the Demon (A Novel of the Fated Blades)

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Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro has been promoted to Japan’s elite Narcotics unit—and with this promotion comes a new partner, a new case, and new danger. The underboss of a powerful yakuza crime syndicate has put a price on her head, and he’ll lift the bounty only if she retrieves an ancient iron demon mask that was stolen from him in a daring raid. However, Mariko has no idea of the tumultuous past carried within the mask—or of its deadly link with the famed Inazuma blade she wields.
 
The secret of this mask originated hundreds of years before Mariko was born, and over time the mask’s power has evolved to bend its owner toward destruction, stopping at nothing to obtain Inazuma steel. Mariko’s fallen sensei knew much of the mask’s hypnotic power and of its mysterious link to a murderous cult. Now Mariko must use his notes to find the mask before the cult can bring Tokyo to its knees—and before the underboss decides her time is up....
 

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Steve Bein teaches philosophy at the University of Dayton. When he's not writing or teaching, he's probably on the mat: he holds black belts in two American forms of combative martial arts and has trained in about two-dozen other martial arts over the past twenty-odd years. His short fiction has been published in Asimov's, InterzoneWriters of the Future, and has been anthologized for use in college courses alongside the works of such figures as Orson Scott Card, Larry Niven, Isaac Asimov, and H.G. Wells. His saga of the Fated Blades includes Daughter of the SwordYear of the DemonDisciple of the Wind, Only a Shadow, and Streaming Dawn.

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“I am utterly addicted to this series! Steve Bein continues to surprise and captivate with exquisite tension and terrific characters in an amazingly well-crafted mystery. I can’t wait for the next one!”—Diana Rowland, Author of Fury of the Demon

“Bein combines the best parts of police procedurals, buddy-cop films, historical fantasy, and intrigue-laden adventure.”—Publishers Weekly

Year of the Demon makes sure that readers invested in the Fated Blades series will find a new corner to be intrigued by and is a good follow-up to one of my favorite debuts of all time.”—Fantasy Book Critic

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