Despite Kuro and Mana's best efforts, the two high mototsumitama are no match for Shion, one of Reishin Shishigami's top generals. Amused by Mana's arrogance, Shion reveals that the proud mototsumitama and the rest of the modern purebloods are actually an impure breed descended from the original mototsumitamas, who gave up the purity of their race in order to survive. Without the powerful battle genes of these ancestors, modern mototsumitama cannot hope to achieve the level of the ancients. Filled with rage, Kuro launches a ferocious attack unlike anything the others have ever seen. Has Kuro unlocked some hidden power of her own, or will the sudden surge of bloodlust take her out of commission for good?!
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company