Book VII of Matador. She is a sensei – a teacher, a master of the martial arts. Her weapon is a 400 year old sword; her ambition is to find the perfect student. one worthy of her blade.  He is a thief, a poet, a scholar, a soldier – and one of the best of the Matadors, the elite cadre of bodyguards who sparked a revolution. Now, stripped of his honour and forbidden the weapons that set him apart, he must begin again.   Their  enemy is hidden in the House of Black Steel, protected by power and money. He has stolen her secret and his honour and nearly claimed their lives. Their only hope of survival and vengeance lies in the strength of black steel. Cover art by Luis Royo.