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Across The Nightingale Floor (Tales Of The Otori) - Lian Hearn
Across The Nightingale Floor (Tales Of The Otori)
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'The most compelling novel to have been published this year' - Amanda Craig, "Observer". In his palace at Inuyama, Lord Iida Sadamu, warlord of the Tohan clan, surveys his famous nightingale floor. Its surface sings at the tread of every human foot, and no assassin can cross it. But 16-year-old... show more
'The most compelling novel to have been published this year' - Amanda Craig, "Observer". In his palace at Inuyama, Lord Iida Sadamu, warlord of the Tohan clan, surveys his famous nightingale floor. Its surface sings at the tread of every human foot, and no assassin can cross it. But 16-year-old Otori Takeo, his family murdered by Iida's warriors, has the magical skills of the Tribe - preternatural hearing, invisibility, a second self - that enable him to enter the lair of the Tohan. He has love in his heart and death at his fingertips...The stunningly powerful bestseller, "Across the Nightingale Floor", is an epic story for readers young and old. Set in a mythical, feudal, Japanese land, a world both beautiful and cruel, the intense love story of two young people takes place against a background of warring clans, secret alliances, high honour and lightning swordplay.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330493345 (0330493345)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Tales of the Otori (#1)
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Martini
Martini rated it
3.0 Across the Nightingale Floor
Interesting setting in a (fantastical) Japan with enjoyable story and characters. I especially liked that Kaede, the female protagonist, was not simply a damsel in distress. But I could have done without the instalove. Still I will continue to read this series - especially since I already own the ne...
There Are Inkspots On My Page!
There Are Inkspots On My Page! rated it
4.0 Across the Nightingale Floor
You can find this, and other reviews, on my blog.While this isn’t the best fantasy novel I’ve ever read, it is a nice, light read.Set in a world remarkably similar to feudal Japan, it primarily follows Takeo as he has his world turned on its ear, discovers himself, and indulges in a bit of rebellion...
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want a real life adventure? come to Australia we have spiders bigger than your hand. rated it
4.0 Review: Across The Nightingale Floor.
So if your like me you haven't read many Japanese based books (something I'm looking forward to changing) This book is for you, much better than Stormdancer in my opinion. One of the best things about Japanese Based books is it can have magic in it and can still come off as realistic, there just som...
Stewartry
Stewartry rated it
3.0 Across the Nightingale Floor
I don't usually read others' reviews before writing my own; I don't want to be influenced. With this book, though, I was having trouble putting my thoughts in order. A look through Goodreads shows a wide variety of reactions, with very strongly held and expressed opinions on both ends of the spectru...
SilverThistle
SilverThistle rated it
3.0 Review - Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
Across the nightingale floor was a little step away from my usual reading material but the rave reviews intrigued me so I gave it a shot. I rashly bought all 5 books in the series and now I'm doubting the widsom of that.Just because it's aimed at a lower age group, doesn't mean it has to be childish...
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