Liminal chronicles

Urban Fantasy Set in Mythical Japan

Join Umeji’s action-packed journey into Japanese folklore, personal redemption, and found family.

Rise - Book 1

An ex-gangster. A mysterious old woman concealing her true identity. A mythological world of magic and danger hiding behind everyday life.Risking his newfound freedom, Umeji Tatsuya hides the yokai identity of Nakamura Hisako, a powerful kitsune fox spirit, who offers to help him forge a mob-free future—starting with teaching him magic. Just when things are looking up, Date, a kitsune with a centuries-old grudge against his new mentor arrives in town, commanding vicious ogre-like oni and bringing destruction in her wake. Worse yet, the one person who could drag Umeji back into the mob shows up on his doorstep, under Date’s control.Is Umeji the next victim in Date’s sights? Or is there more to this magical threat than he wants to believe...

Guardian - Book 2

“One hundred pieces of gold for every kitsune head laid at my feet!”Umeji Tatsuya is convinced that his only path to redemption is to become the protector of Nonogawa. So, he requests training from the League of Guardians. But they're skeptical that he's left his Yakuza past behind. Meanwhile, Ibaraki Douji is slaughtering kitsune and stealing the weapons scattered across Japan that will allow her to become Shogun. When the legendary sword Umeji carried is stolen, Umeji is blamed for the theft. He's done playing by the League's rules. With family and friends by his side and all of kitsune kind counting on him, Umeji vows to recover the sword and stop Ibaraki.Will Umeji succeed and prove he has what it takes to join the League before it's too late?

"Imagine a world where all your favourite stuff about Japanese mythology, anime, and magic kung-fu movies come together with gritty urban fantasy in modern Japan. This is the world of the Liminal Chronicles. It's a book I didn't know I needed, but now I need more!"

— Diane Morrison (SableAradia) author of The Wyrd West Chronicles via Goodreads, ★★★★★

Read the Tales

Short stories in the Liminal Chronicles universe.There may be book spoilers in these stories!

The World of Liminal Chronicles

Meet the characters.Learn about the places, species, magic, and organizations.

Meet the Author

Amy Winters-Voss, also known as Shyredfox, is the author of the urban fantasy series The Liminal Chronicles.She adores Japan and hopes to visit the incredible country with its amazing people and unique culture, again.Textile arts are her go-to hobbies. Her favorite craft is nalbinding, an ancient yarn craft much older than knitting.

© Amy Winters-Voss 2024. All rights reserved. Cover art commissions by Odette.A.Bach.