Across the Nightingale Floor

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Riverhead Books, 2002 - Fiction - 287 pages
13 Reviews
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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ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR: Vol. I, Tales of the Otori

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Mythical medieval Japan never seemed so attractive as in this breezy epic, the first in a trilogy, about a boy with strange powers who gets caught up in a long-simmering inter-clan conflict.The ... Read full review

Excellent Series

User Review  - Hidden Mastermind - Borders

The Tales of the Otori series is an outstanding blend of action, drama, forbidden love, and stirring fantasy. To see the gifted Takeo rise to his destiny throughout these stories has been the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
35
Section 3
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Lian Hearn, born in England, has studied Japanese and has a lifelong interest in Japan.

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