Kage is a shadow dancer. He is a member of the Black Hand, the most notorious and effective group of assassins in the Fuyu province. He's on a mission sent directly from the Magistrate, and he soon discovers there's more to his target than he originally knew. She's a snow dancer, a wizard adept at snow magic, and she's beautiful. Can Kage overcome these unforeseen problems and complete his mission, or will the danger and his own uncertainty overcome him?