Heaven's Net is Wide (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 16, 2007 - Fiction - 576 pages
11 Reviews
The new beginning and the grand finale of Lian Hearn's celebrated Tales of the Otori is "rivetingly elegant" (Washington Post).

Heaven's Net Is Wide is the prequel that reveals the full story of Lord Otori Shigeru—the figure who has presided in both life and death over the entire series, the man who represents the true spirit of the Otori Clan. The first and the last tale, it introduces readers to the strange and beautiful world of the Otori and closes the circle where it opened in Across the Nightingale Floor. Set in a mythical, medieval Japan, this epic historical fantasy of revenge and betrayal, honor and loyalty, beauty, passion, and the overwhelming power of love, has enthralled millions of readers the world over—and now, with the cycle complete, its audience will only continue to grow.

  

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Review: Heaven's Net is Wide (Tales of the Otori 0)

User Review  - Jorge Garcia - Goodreads

If you're into feudal Japan and NOT the modern-day japanime bullshit that has so clouded many youth's opinions and prejudices about the Eastern world, I recommend reading this book. The language is ... Read full review

Review: Heaven's Net is Wide (Tales of the Otori 0)

User Review  - James - Goodreads

This might be the worst book I have ever read...and that is really saying something. If your going to write a book about ancient samurais, magical assassins, and kingdoms at war maybe just maybe make ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Lian Hearn is the pseudonym for the writer Gillian Rubinstein, currently living in Australia, who has a lifelong interest in Japan, has lived there, and speaks Japanese. All five books in the Tales of the Otori series—Across the Nightingale Floor, Grass for His Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon, The Harsh Cry of the Heron, and Heaven's Net is Wide—are available now from Riverhead Books.

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