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Lord of the Darkwood : Books 3 and 4 in the Tale of Shikanoko Series - Lian Hearn

Lord of the Darkwood

Books 3 and 4 in the Tale of Shikanoko Series

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Published: 9th August 2016
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FOUR MILLION COPIES SOLD. In 40 languages. One of the most thrilling series of our time.

In this magnificent new epic, destined to become a modern classic, bestselling Australian author Lian Hearn transports us to a mythical Japanese world set 300 years before TALES OF THE OTORI.

The rightful emperor is lost. Shikanoko is condemned to live half man and half deer, an outlaw in the Darkwood. Yet the mightly lords who now rule the Eight Islands are prey to suspicion and illness, and drought and famine overrun the realm.

Only Shikanoko can bring healing by restoring the preordained ruler to the Lotus Throne and only one person can bring him back from the Darkwood.

Against a background of wild forest, elegant castles and savage battlefields, Lian Hearn's Tale of Shikanoko series draws to its thrilling conclusion.

Lord Of The Darkwood is Books 3 and 4 in The Tale Of Shikanoko and follows Emperor Of The Eight Islands (Books 1 and 2 in the series).

About the Author

Lian Hearn's beloved Tales of the Otori series, set in an imagined feudal Japan, has sold more than four million copies worldwide and has been translated into nearly forty languages. It is comprised of five volumes: Across The Nightingale Floor, Grass For His Pillow, Brilliance Of The Moon, The Harsh Cry Of The Heron and Heaven's Net Is Wide. The series was followed by two standalone novels, Blossoms and Shadows and The Storyteller and His Three Daughters, also set in Japan. Emperor Of The Eight Islands Is Books 1 and 2 In The Tale Of Shikanoko and Is Followed By Lord Of The Darkwood (Books 3 and 4).

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.

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      Just love the characters Lian Hearn writes about, takes you into the story too.

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          brutally thrilling historical fantasy - Herald Sun on EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS

          huge imaginative vitality - Sydney Morning Herald on EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS

          a fitting follow-up to the Otori series - The Age on EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS

          colourful and fascinating characters - Courier Mail on EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS

          stands alone for fine storytelling - West Australian on EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS

          sure to recruit a fresh legion of fans - The Saturday Paper on EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS

          Lian Hearn

          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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          ISBN: 9780733635151
          ISBN-10: 0733635156
          Series: The Tale of Shikanoko
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 400
          Published: 9th August 2016
          Publisher: Hachette Australia
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 3.0
          Weight (kg): 0.53
          Edition Number: 1