Tales of the Otori Series by Lian Hearn

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  • Heaven's Net is Wide (Tales of the Otori #0)
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    Heaven's Net is Wide (Tales of the Otori #0)

    Lian Hearn

    · 18 ratings · published 2008

    The new beginning-and the grand finale-to the beloved Tales of the Otori series. Heaven's Net Is Wide is the new first volume of the now complete Tales of the Otori- prequel to Across the Nightingale Floor, the book that first introduced Hearn's mythical, medieval Japanese world. This is the story of Lord Otori Shigeru-who has presided over the entire series as a sort of spiritual warrior-godfather-the man who saved Takeo and raised him as his own and heir to the Otori clan... more

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  • Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori #1)
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    Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori #1)

    Lian Hearn

    · 26 ratings · published 2003

    In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the 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. The youth Takeo has been brought up in a remote mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people who have taught him only the ways of peace... more

  • Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori #2)
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    Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori #2)

    Lian Hearn

    · 24 ratings · published 2004

    Praised for its epic scope and descriptive detail, Across the Nightingale Floor , the first book in the Tales of the Otori series, was an international bestseller and critical success, named by the London Times as "the most compelling novel to have been published this year." With Grass for His Pillow , Book Two, we return to the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's creation—a land of harsh beauty and deceptive appearances... more

  • Brilliance of the Moon (Tales of the Otori #3)
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    Brilliance of the Moon (Tales of the Otori #3)

    Lian Hearn

    · 24 ratings · published 2005

    A beautiful, haunting evocation of the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's imagination, this thrilling follow-up to Grass for His Pillow and Across the Nightingale Floor delves deeper into the complex loyalties that bind its characters from birth. Filled with adventure and surprising twists of plot and fortune, this third book in the Tales of the Otori series travels beyond the Three Countries, to the outside influences that threaten to intrude upon this isolated realm.

  • The Harsh Cry of the Heron (Tales of the Otori #4)
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    The Harsh Cry of the Heron (Tales of the Otori #4)

    Lian Hearn

    · 20 ratings · published 2007

    The epic conclusion to the bestselling Tales of the Otori—"one of the most thrilling new series of our time." -The Times (London) A dazzling epic of warfare and sacrifice, passionate revenge, treacherous betrayal, and unconquerable love, The Harsh Cry of the Heron takes the storytelling achievement of Lian Hearn's fantastic medieval Japanese world to startling new heights of drama and action... more

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