Chapter 8: The Logbook (COTK Book 1 Final)

This entry is part 8 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
The concept of an embassy was relatively new and, in her opinion, hadn't been fully developed either. The Land of Fire was the first to offer another country, Land of Earth, a place to build an embassy. Its intended purpose was to be an established form of connection between countries. The Land of Read more...

Chapter 7: Nekokami City (COTK Book 1 Book Final)

This entry is part 7 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
Catching himself nervously tapping his fingers on the saké bottle, Ritsu grabbed it tightly and lifted it to his lips. Checking the others at the table, he was relieved to find no one was paying attention to him. He nervously set the bottle back down, trying to make as little sound as possible. Sitting Read more...

Chapter 6: A Second Try (COTK Book 1 Final)

This entry is part 6 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
Hidden deep within the Oniringo Mountains, a small fire waned, slowly dying. Its creators neglected to give it more fuel to survive. It burned as brightly as it could, casting a small circle of light. The single flame danced in the solitary darkness, flickering from side to side as it consumed the Read more...

Chapter 5: Bloodlust (COTK Book 1 Final)

This entry is part 5 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
Miyasato had never done much walking in his life. While he had undergone some Shinobi training, most of it was chakra-based, some Ninjutsu, and most academic. The palace had a vast library, but it lacked training grounds. The Daimyō who’d built it hadn’t taken Shinobi needs into consideration, it Read more...

Chapter 4: A Challenge (COTK Book 1 Final)

This entry is part 4 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
"I challenge Miyasato Sakamoto," Rasa announced calmly. The whole dining room looked at Miyasato as one, although he didn't seem to notice. Turning to his father, Miyasato waited for Torio to either reject the request or grant it. Torio looked to be pondering the challenge. "Against anyone else... Read more...

Chapter 3: Gaara’s Mark (COTK Book 1 Final)

This entry is part 3 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
Kazekage Tower, Sunagakure, Land of Wind, EN. Every time he covered for Rasa, the dread of one day becoming Kazekage himself got a little bigger. Clipping the scroll closed, Baki dropped it into one of the large desk's many drawers and slid it close. Rubbing his face, he tried to wake up, but it Read more...

Chapter 2: Secret Attacks (COTK Book 1 Final)

This entry is part 2 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
The Daimyō's Palace, Kazedama, Land of Wind, EN. Rasa's attention was drawn away from the Daimyō as a door was pushed open to the left of the ornate throne. Torio turned, focusing on where Rasa was looking. A young boy, followed by a servant who had his hand on the boy's shoulder, had just walked Read more...

Chapter 12: A Grim Truth (COTK Book 1 Final)

This entry is part 12 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
Temari shook her head as she turned away from the Kazekage Mansion. Following Naruto and her brother out onto the street, she carefully shut the gate behind them. Kankurō, however, was still staring through the gate at the mansion doors. "Can you see him, Naruto?" Kankurō whispered. Naruto shook Read more...

Chapter 11: The Academy (COTK Book 1 Final)

This entry is part 11 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
"Are there any questions?" Hirofumi tapped the ruler against his palm as he surveyed the class. After waiting for a moment, he nodded and set the ruler down on the lip of the chalkboard. Walking over to the podium, which he'd moved off to the side during the lesson, he quickly reviewed his notes. He'd Read more...

Chapter 10: A Sister’s Love (COTK Book 1 Final)

This entry is part 10 of 24 in the series COTK: Book 1: Blind Sight
There was nothing Tera hated more than hiring civilians, but his hand had been forced. He'd been a fool, and his master would have scowled at the choices he'd made. He had allowed emotions to dictate his actions and had failed to think logically. Many had been lost. No... he was wrong. His master Read more...