Japan, 1875-6. Toki-Girl Azuki has found another dual-natured bird-human: Eagle-Boy Akira from far-away Hokkaido. He wants to join her family and friends but can he find a way to live as a human in a changing society where individual lives and wishes count for little?
Sparrow-Boy Shota knows what he wants but increasing responsibilities mean he must leave behind what he loves, to assume duties he can't escape. How can he help Akira when he doesn't know how to help himself?
Western Dragon Prince Irtysh is falling in love, but she's not only an Eastern Dragon, she's dual-natured! How can he possibly win her heart?
Will these unlikely allies find a way to help each other soar?
The Eagle and the Sparrow is the seventh in the enchanting Toki-Girl and Sparrow-Boy historical fantasy series. If you like compelling characters and tumultuous times mixed with enthralling Japanese folklore, you won't want to miss Claire Youmans' powerful tale of the Meiji Era.
Claire Youmans first went to Japan in 1992 and was immediately captivated. After years of travel and study, she continues to be charmed and amazed by a fascinating history and a culture that's both endearingly quirky and entirely unique.
In 2014, she started Tales of the Meiji Era with The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy's unparalleled blend of historical fantasy in the first book of the series, Coming Home. She continues exploring the combination of history and folklore to share her love and fascination with a very different country and culture.
Exciting adventures continue to unfold in this delightful fantastical yet historical world as social and political changes expand, technology explodes, and two very unusual children grow up.