The bestselling paranormal action adventure manga series Bleach continues in novel form as an all-new threat arises! The Quincies Thousand Year Blood War is over, but the embers of turmoil still smolder in the Soul Society. Tokinada Tsunayashiro, elevated to head of his clan after a slew of assassinations take out every other claimant to the title, has a grand plan to create a new Soul King. His dark ambitions soon sow the seeds of a new total war across the realms, but all is not lost. There is one unlikely Soul Reaper who holds the key to defusing the conflict-Shuhei Hisagi, Assistant Captain of the Ninth Company and reporter for the Seireitei Bulletin! The Quincies Thousand Year Blood War is over, but the embers of turmoil still smolder in the Soul Society. And now the mystery of Hikone Ubuginos past, which holds the secrets behind the very existence of the Soul Reapers and all their allies and adversaries, is about to spark an all-out battle royale. Meanwhile, Urahara and Hisagi must face down formidable enemies in a Karakura Town that has been completely cut off from the Seireitei as Tokinada Tsunayashiros fiendish plan begins to unfold!