Ichirin woke up in smoke. Then her day got weird.It’s not that she was in a fire. No, she was made of smoke. That’s how she knew there was a new monster in Seattle, and she was going to have to deal with it.
You see, Ichirin is a Hunter, blessed (or cursed) with an amulet containing an ancient kami bound to assist her in her task of protecting the people of the Pacific Northwest from supernatural dangers. Only, sometimes the kami isn’t all that forthcoming with the details, which leads Ichirin, along with her best friends Hemingway and Corey, on a new quest to find out what exactly is smothering Seattle residents with smoke, and how to stop it.
Along the way there are embarrassing clothing incidents, thrilling chases, spectacular building fire battles, and a lot of exploration of her powers, her duty to her city and her friends, and her place in the world(s), both spirit and corporeal.
Lucas, a gifted shaman and member of the Salish-Shidhe Council, is respected for his arcane talents among his tribe. When he’s blinded during a shadowrun on an Evo Corporation outpost, he’s fitted with a set of cybereyes during his recovery. But upon his return to the Council, the tribe banishes him, saying the cyberware he’s accepted makes him unfit to be a shaman. Distraught, Lucas heads to Seattle and spends time in the Barrens attempting to scrape by.
Wanting revenge against Evo, he teams up with a group of shadowrunners, influencing them to take runs against the megacorporation...