Strong yet vulnerable, beautiful yet tragic, Nariko is a paradoxical heroine. Her birth was foretold, her arrival was cursed. Daughter of the chief, she was trained in the arts of warfare; destroyer of hope, she was outcast by the clan.
Yet Nariko was her clans only hope as the armies of the tyrant King Bohan swept into their homeland. Hellbent on massacre, Bohan sought the ultimate power of the Heavenly Sword. His armies could not be stopped by Nariko alone, she would need to wield the Heavenly Sword herself, knowing its immense power would come with a terrible price.
The weapon was only meant to be wielded by a deity; its supernatural force would drain the life out of anyone who held it. Nariko knew this only too well, yet she took up the sword in a final, desperate act of retribution against Bohan. Her fate has been sealed, her days are numbered, but she doesn't mean to sell her life dearly. Will her years of training, inner resolve and terrible thirst for revenge enable her to save her clan before the power of the sword cuts short her existence?