by Sheila N., September 28, 2009 11:32 AM
When her guardian and mentor, Jiguro, dies, Balsa feels compelled to return to her troubled homeland and seek out his family. Imagine her anger when she discovers that Jiguro is believed to be a traitor. Determined to prove his innocence, Balsa finds herself drawn into a web of treachery and deceit. Fast paced and action packed, Guardian of the Darkness is a real page turner. Recommended for readers in grades nine through eleven.