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Across the Nightingale Floor : Tales of the Otori Series : Book 1 - Lian Hearn

Across the Nightingale Floor

Tales of the Otori Series : Book 1

Paperback Published: 27th January 2016
ISBN: 9780733635229
Number Of Pages: 384

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FOUR MILLION COPIES SOLD. In 40 languages. One of the most thrilling series of our time.

Enter the feudal world of the Otori - filled with magic, treachery and intrigue - inspired by medieval Japan and created by acclaimed Australian author, Lian Hearn.


Now released with stunning new cover artwork, Across the Nightingale Floor is Book 1 in the five-part Tales of the Otori series.

In his fortress at Inuyama, the murderous warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard.

Brought up in a remote village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people, Takeo has learned only the ways of peace. Why, then, does he possess the deadly skills that make him so valuable to the sinister Tribe? These supernatural powers will lead him to his violent destiny within the walls of Inuyama - and to an impossible longing for a girl who can never be his. His journey is one of revenge and treachery, beauty and magic, and the passion of first love.

COMING SOON - the spellbinding new Tale of Shikanoko, set 300 years before Otori: Emperor of the Eight Islands (Books 1 and 2) and Lord of the Darkwood (Books 3 and 4).

Industry Reviews

One of the most thrilling series of our time. - The Times

... a world that is rich with character and detail, yet effortless to read - Sydney Morning Herald

Such a beautiful story

5

Such a good story. Depth, well written, interesting storyline. Fascinating really. Thanks for a great read!

Adelaide

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A good read

4

Reasonably light reading, imaginative, enjoyed the fantasy as well as historical aspects.

Qld Australia

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A unique story which left me sad and wanting more

4

The first in the 'Tales of the Otori' series introduces you to a world of magic, political intrigue, heartbreak and betrayal where many, both noble and peasants are fighting to save their world form tyranny and blood. You will be hooked.

New South Wales, AU

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ISBN: 9780733635229
ISBN-10: 0733635229
Series: Tales of the Otori
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 27th January 2016
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1

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Lian Hearn

About the Author


Lian Hearn's well-loved Tales of the Otori series, beginning with ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR, has sold over four million copies internationally. Her recent novel, BLOSSOMS AND SHADOWS, about life in Japan in the 1850s, also sold widely around the world. Lian has made many trips to Japan and has studied Japanese. She read Modern Languages at Oxford and worked as an editor and film critic in England before emigrating to Australia.

Previous Books: BLOSSOMS AND SHADOWS, HEAVEN'S NET IS WIDE, THE HARSH CRY OF THE HERON, BRILLIANCE OF THE MOON, GRASS FOR HIS PILLOW, ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR.

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