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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-830835-1
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 330 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-830836-8
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 330 pages
  • Keywords
    • action and adventure,
    • set in Japan,
    • sibling relationships,
    • imprisonment,
    • ninjas,
    • prophecies,
    • Japanese myths and legends

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Shifting Loyalty
by Emma Grondines

Things really couldn’t get any worse. The quints have been captured by their enemies, the Kaneshiro clan. Their parents are still missing. And the Kaneshiro clan’s psycho mad scientist keeps asking them questions about the North Guardian. Which is super annoying, because they don’t know anything about the North Guardian! Held prisoner in the depths of a Kaneshiro stronghold, the quints are separated from each other and subjected to physical and mental tortures that test not only their mettle, but also their bonds with each other. Any attempt at escape is quickly thwarted. As for rescue? That seems hopeless, too, given how much their grandparents and most of their clan seem to hate them. The longer they’re imprisoned, the more reality—and the line between friend and foe—blurs. And so the quints start to wonder . . . Just who can they trust these days, anyway?

Emma Grondines started writing at a young age. Early on, she dabbled in fanfiction, but as she gained confidence in her skill, she decided to try her hand at telling her own tales of adventure. When she was eighteen, one of her short stories, “The Realm Traveller,” was published in Young Writers of Canada’s The Night Voice: Anthology of Creative Writing. Then, inspired by her ten years of practicing martial arts, she wrote Finding Courage, the first novel in her series The Chosen. Shifting Loyalty is her second novel, and also the sequel to Finding Courage. Outside of writing, she enjoys reading. Emma lives in Williams Lake, B.C., with her family and cats. You can find her at


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