Suwa allies Shinomiya and Hoshina have lost ground in their battle with the Kokushi's forces. But the outcome could have been worse if not for Tokiyuki's quick thinking. And even in defeat, Tokiyuki has learned valuable lessons about strategy from his nemesis, the wily Shokan. Now new battlefields await, and with spies everywhere in Suwa, Tokiyuki must head for Kyo, the capital city of his enemy Takauji! Though the capital is the center of arts and culture in Japan, danger still lurks at every turn… For teen audiences.