Ayumi has a magical talent for healing.
Unfortunately, her father, and society in general during Heian era Japan, won't allow women to work.
Can Ayumi find a life for herself that doesn't involve an odious marriage and wasting away, shunned and hidden in dim corridors like most women? Or does she have to take her own life, as her mother did?
Prequel to the novel, A Sword's Poem.