Kara Dalkey is the author of The Nightingale, as well as of the Blood of the Goddess trilogy: Goa, Bijapur, and Bhagavati. She lives in Colorado.
Throughout the twelfth century, two rival clans, the Minomoto and the Taira, struggled for supremacy in Imperial Japan. Each attempted a rebellion and, for a time, the Taira gained ascendancy. But...