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Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori)
Series: Tales of the Otori
Volume: 1
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 1573222259
Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Price: $24.95
Reader Rating: 9 out of 10
Votes: 18
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

Description: Every now and then a novel appears, completely unlike anything that has appeared before. Across the Nightingale Floor is 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 Floor is 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 Floor is 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.

Also in this series are Grass for His Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon, The Harsh Cry of the Heron Return to the Lian Hearn page.

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