About the Book:
By Random House
ISBN 0375869077 (ISBN13: 9780375869075)
Himiko the beloved daughter of a chieftain in third century Japan has always been special. The day she was born there was a devastating earthquake, and the tribe’s shamaness had an amazing vision revealing the young girl’s future—one day this privileged child will be the spiritual and tribal leader over all of the tribes. Book One revolves around the events of Himiko’s early teen years—her shaman lessons, friendships, contact with other tribes, and journey to save her family after a series of tragic events. Once again, Esther Friesner masterfully weaves together history, myth, and mysticism in a tale of a princess whose path is far from traditional.
About the Author:
Esther M. Friesner was educated at Vassar College, where she completed B.As in both Spanish and Drama. She went on to Yale University. Within five years she was awarded an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish. She taught Spanish at Yale for a number of years before going on to become a full-time author of fantasy and science fiction. She has published twenty-seven novels so far. Her most recent titles include Temping Fate from Penguin- Puffin and Nobody’s Princess from Random House.
She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, two rambunctious cats, and a fluctuating population of hamsters.
July 16th, 1951