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by Lian Hearn

  • Author: Lian Hearn
  • ISBN: 1405000325
  • ISBN13: 978-1405000321
  • ePub: 1408 kb | FB2: 1537 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Publisher: Macmillan Ltd.; First Edition edition (2002)
  • Pages: 294
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 936
  • Format: mobi mbr txt doc
'Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, Book One)' ePub download

An epic fantasy story set in a feudal Japanese society, this is an exciting tale of treason, violence and death. Tomasu is a young boy from the Hidden clan, all but wiped out by Iida Sadamu, the cruel Lord of the Tohan clan.

An epic fantasy story set in a feudal Japanese society, this is an exciting tale of treason, violence and death. Saved, then adopted, educated and renamed Takeo by the good-hearted Otori Shigeru, the boy grows up to love and respect his guardian. This is a taut, compelling love story in the Samurai warrior tradition.

Across the Nightingale Floor. Tales of the Otori, Book One. By: Lian Hearn. Narrated by: Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone. Series: Tales of the Otori, Book 1. Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins. Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy: Contemporary.

One boy. One journey. Takeo is the only survivor when a brutal massacre wipes out his village. That day he cheats death, but his life will never be his own again. Rescued, then adopted by the mysterious Lord Otori Shigeru, Takeo starts a new life as heir to the Otori clan. But a sinister organisation called The Tribe claims him as their own and has dark plans for his future.

One of the most thrilling series of our time. In his fortress at Inuyama, the murderous warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. Enter the feudal world of the Otori - filled with magic, treachery and intrigue - inspired by medieval Japan and created by acclaimed Australian author, Lian Hearn. The best story of magic, love, sex, revenge and suspense to have come this way since Philip Pullman. Independent on sunday. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard

Already a sensation around the world, this first book of the Otori Trilogy is a brilliantly imagined, wholly seductive tale of war, passion, and intrigue, evoking the spirit of medieval Japan.

Already a sensation around the world, this first book of the Otori Trilogy is a brilliantly imagined, wholly seductive tale of war, passion, and intrigue, evoking the spirit of medieval Japan. It is the 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.

Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn's books were the first I actually read from start to finish with complete anticipation the . Mesmerising The Tales of the Otori are the most amazing, captivating books I have ever read

Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn's books were the first I actually read from start to finish with complete anticipation the whole way through. I absolutely loved the fact it could affect my emotions and I found it so difficult to set down  . Mesmerising The Tales of the Otori are the most amazing, captivating books I have ever read. Across the Nightingale Floor This is one of the best books I have ever read.

In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. The three books that make up the Tales of the Otori are set in an imaginary country in a feudal period

In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. No assassin can cross it unheard. The three books that make up the Tales of the Otori are set in an imaginary country in a feudal period. Neither the setting nor the period is intended to correspond to any true historical era, though echoes of many Japanese customs and traditions will be found, and the landscape and seasons are those of Japan.

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Blackredeemer
I had just started and was unable to finish a similar book in an imaginary China. This was superior. It is not, however, a classic, but a standard action hero novel with some inherited super-powers which come out with training and make him a powerful assassin, even in his youth. The descriptions of characters and scenery was better than usual. Some of the internal dialogue was very good. The characters were developed to the degree that they do not always act as you would expect and sometimes inconsistently, even the protagonist.

The most important thing is that it was very readable (and I'm very picky and don't finish a lot of books). I look forward to the second installment.
komandante
I hate to give this book only 3 stars, but I think I have to! As much as I loved the story, I just felt like the book was watered down over all. When Heran gave details in the story, they were wonderful! Beautiful! I could picture the heron in the pond. I could imagine the sounds of the nightingale floor (perhaps my favorite part of the book!), but for me, these magical parts were few and far between. Much of the sword play and training were left to my imagination. Most of the bonding between the characters was also, sadly, left to my imagination. Then before I knew it I was 80% into the book and it got sooo good, then by 85% the climax was over! I feel like I read the outline or the rough draft of the true story. That some how the finished product is out there still waiting for me to read. Loved the book, yet disappointed at the same time...
Made-with-Love
I never read books twice but I did this one. I actually thought I was reading a different book about the same characters until I got into it and realized I had read it. I kept going because I just love the writing and the Nightingale floor and the musical house and gardens. Not a happy story by any means but an interesting and meaningful one--maybe in an odd way. Anyway, I would recommend it to fans of Shogun. Even though it has a little supernatural twist, it's not in a hokey way.
fabscf
I love all books by Lian Hearn. This author could write cereal boxes and keep the reader entranced! The wording is always so descriptive yet always runs so smoothly and utterly effortless by Lian Hearn. I don't like violence so was kinda surprised that I love the Tales of the Otori. I thought about it and the fact that I just can't put any of those books down til I've read them cover to cover is because the author is a beautiful writer. You can smell the smells of the day and feel the feelings that the characters play. This author is my inspiration to try to write so well. Thank-you Lian Hearn for your talent and for your stories!
Venemarr
Not for me. I found the story hard to get into and the writing style rather juvenile. Couldn't finish it. I normally like fiction, fantasy, and historical novels.
Andronrad
I first read this book when I was much younger. I bought it in an underground mall on my way through Toronto with my mom. The lights were dark underground and their weren't that many people in the mask so it gave me a secretive feeling owning such a small book that could fit in my pocket.

It's story that focused on quiet observation, secrecy and intrigue helped with that secretive air. The quiet intimacy of the story and it's matter of fact language had me giving up book after book of this series. The artwork on the cover too, a figure so still in the face of the tumultuous rain attracts the eye. I absolutely loved this book.

Looking back it's story is rather simple but I'm still so happy to be rereading it.
Iarim
It had been a number of years since I read the "Tales of the Otori" series and it was just as GREAT as I had remembered it. The writing is tight, the scope is broad, and the characters "realistic" and well developed. Over a few weeks I reread the entire series, all 5 books. I was helped in that I also purchased the Kindle versions, with the Whispersync (Audible), so I could listen to portions on my morning walks, read the hardbacks at home, and take the Kindle version as I was away from home. I enjoyed every minute of it all. Now, having repurchased all the hardbacks, I can pass them on to friends and family (the first time I read library copies). I highly recommend the series!
Interesting read. It doesn't attempt to be historically accurate with the characters but the setting appears to be spot on to me. Character development was really good. The only thing keeping it from five stars was the fact that I personally feel the story could have been a bit shorter and the pace would have been perfect.
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