The internationally bestselling Tales of the Otori series has earned its author, Lian Hearn, legions of fans, and sold over four million copies worldwide. In this sequence of fantasy novels, beginning with the strikingly original Across the Nightingale Floor, the intense love story of two young people unfolds against a background of warring clans, secret alliances, high honour and lightning swordplay. In a world both beautiful and cruel – based on an imagined feudal Japan – the young warrior Takeo must survive an intense power struggle, avenge the deaths of his loved ones, and win the hand of the beautiful Kaede.
'With memorable characters, battle scenes and a sense of political intrigue sure to appeal to fans of Game of Thrones, Lian Hearn has created 'an imaginary world every bit as absorbing as Middle Earth and Hogwarts.’ Guardian
‘Quite simply the best story of magic, love, sex, revenge and suspense since Philip Pullman.’ Independent on Sunday
A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated 'Tales of the Otori' trilogy.Sixteen-year-old Takeo's village has been massacred by an evil warlord, and he is about...[SEE MORE]