Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa
(Shadow of the Fox #3)
Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has given up the final piece of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers in order to save everyone she loves from imminent death. Now she and her ragtag band of companions must journey to the wild sea cliffs of Iwagoto in a desperate last-chance effort to stop the Master of Demons from calling upon the Great Kami dragon and making the wish that will plunge the empire into destruction and darkness.
Shadow clan assassin Kage Tatsumi has regained control of his body and agreed to a true deal with the devil—the demon inside him, Hakaimono. They will share his body and work with Yumeko and their companions to stop a madman and separate Hakaimono from Tatsumi and the cursed sword that had trapped the demon for nearly a millennium.
But even with their combined skills and powers, this most unlikely team of heroes knows the forces of evil may be impossible to overcome. And there is another player in the battle for the scroll, a player who has been watching, waiting for the right moment to pull strings that no one even realized existed…until now.
What I thought
This is the third and final book in the Shadow of the Fox series. I was not sure how this series was going to end, but I can not think of a better ending.
There is so much that I want to gush about however since this is the end of the series I will have to keep this brief and as spoiler-free as I can. Yumeko is the kind of character that I can not help but to love and want the best for, and I just adored the romance between Yumeko and Tatsumi. I loved how the other side romances were portrayed and they just warmed my heart.
I would love to see this turned into an Anime series. Yes, I think that this would do so much better than if it was turned into a TV show. This may be influenced a lot by my rewatch of Inuyasha, however, I think it would be amazing.
I loved these books so much I am going to pick up the Iron Fey series by this author and give it a try.
If anything about this series makes you consider picking it up, just do it, it was an amazing ride.
My Rating: /5