Across the Nightingale Floor

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Riverhead Books, 2002 - Fiction - 287 pages
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Every now and then a novel appears, completely unlike anything that has appeared before. Across the Nightingale Flooris such a work-a magical creation of a world beyond time.

Set in an imaginary, ancient Japanese society dominated by warring clans, Across the Nightingale Flooris a story of a boy who is suddenly plucked from his life in a remote and peaceful village to find himself a pawn in a political scheme, filled with treacherous warlords, rivalry-and the intensity of first love. In a culture ruled by codes of honor and formal rituals, Takeo must look inside himself to discover the powers that will enable him to fulfill his destiny.

A work of transcendent storytelling with an appeal that crosses genres, genders, and generations, Across the Nightingale Flooris a rich and brilliantly constructed tale, mythic in its themes and epic in its vision. It is poised to become the most captivating novel of the year.

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User Review  - sochri - LibraryThing

I got this trilogy as audio books because I was going on a long road trip and wanted something to listen to. The two narrators really made the point of view changes easy to follow. After I listened to ... Read full review

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User Review  - garethmottram - LibraryThing

Really mysterious and fleshed out secret clans and well paced exciting Samurai and Ninja-like combat/action scenes which leap into life all across your mind. Believable relationships Read full review


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Lian Hearn, born in England, has studied Japanese and has a lifelong interest in Japan.

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