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Tales of the Otori #01: Across the Nightingale Floor Episode 1

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ISBN13: 9780142403242
ISBN10: 0142403245
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In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard. The youth Takeo has been brought up in a remote mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people who have taught him only the ways of peace. But unbeknownst to him, his father was a celebrated assassin and a member of the Tribe, an ancient network of families with extraordinary, preternatural skills.

When Takeo's village is pillaged, he is rescued and adopted by the mysterious Lord Otori Shigeru. Under the tutelage of Shigeru, he learns that he too possesses the skills of the Tribe, and with this knowledge he embarks on a journey that will lead him across the nightingale floor and to his destiny within the walls of lnuyama. Overcome by the intensity of first love and conflicted by split loyalties and his own divided nature, Takeo realizes that he must make his own way on this journey of revenge and treachery, honor and loyalty, betrayal and love.

Review:

"For fans of Japanese samurai warrior fantasy, this novel is right in the ballpark, filled with swords, clan in-fighting, love affairs, invisibility and magical Ninja powers." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A balance of intrigue, romance, and daily life's cultural idiosyncrasies keep this fantasy moving quickly and compellingly." KLIATT

Review:

"This first novel, a series opener, brings a fantasy Japan to vivid life with a minimum of frills." Library Journal

Review:

"This book should be popular with many readers, not just those who admire well-written and intriguing fantasy." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

The first installment of Hearn's epic trilogy is divided into two episodes in these rack-sized paperback editions. In feudal Japan, an orphaned youth named Takeo discovers the magical destiny that awaits him...across the nightingale floor.

About the Author

Lian Hearn was born in England and later settled in Australia, has a lifelong interest in Japan, has lived there, and speaks Japanese.

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Jillian, March 8, 2010 (view all comments by Jillian)
This is a delightful story that is perfect for travel and great for almost any age. The books are small so get the next in the series or you'll be dancing in your seat wondering what comes next.
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satin worship, September 5, 2008 (view all comments by satin worship)
I bought this book to have something quick and simple to read while waiting in traffic (which I do a lot of ). I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a truly wonderful book. The main characters are introduced slowly, and therefore your affection for them builds as you read through the books. The stories themselves are entertaining, yet never farcical. The settings are beautiful, the heroes are noble, the heroines find great power, and end the end you can't wait to read the next one.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142403242
Subtitle:
Episode 1 The Sword of the Warrior
Publisher:
Firebird
Author:
Hearn, Lian
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Historical - Medieval
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Historical - Asia
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - Science Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Tales of the Otori
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20050505
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 6 up to 11
Language:
English
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
6.20x4.30x.44 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 276 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142403242 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "For fans of Japanese samurai warrior fantasy, this novel is right in the ballpark, filled with swords, clan in-fighting, love affairs, invisibility and magical Ninja powers." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "A balance of intrigue, romance, and daily life's cultural idiosyncrasies keep this fantasy moving quickly and compellingly."
"Review" by , "This first novel, a series opener, brings a fantasy Japan to vivid life with a minimum of frills."
"Review" by , "This book should be popular with many readers, not just those who admire well-written and intriguing fantasy."
"Synopsis" by , The first installment of Hearn's epic trilogy is divided into two episodes in these rack-sized paperback editions. In feudal Japan, an orphaned youth named Takeo discovers the magical destiny that awaits him...across the nightingale floor.
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