Brilliance of the Moon: Tales of the Otori, Book Three
In the final installment of the Tales of the Otori, the young Takeo meets his destiny, fulfilling the prophesy: "You were born into the Hidden, but your life . . . is no longer your own."The stage is set: Takeo and his new bride Kaede are on the brink of starting a war to reclaim the lands that... show more
In the final installment of the Tales of the Otori, the young Takeo meets his destiny, fulfilling the prophesy: "You were born into the Hidden, but your life . . . is no longer your own."The stage is set: Takeo and his new bride Kaede are on the brink of starting a war to reclaim the lands that are her rightful claim by birth, with a thousand loyal warriors by their side. But much more is at stake, with Takeo sworn to avenge the death of his adoptive father. Kaede, a not-at-all helpless damsel, has also cast a first stone by renouncing the powerful Lord Fujiwara, who considers her his first wife.An imaginary feudal Japan is vividly reconstructed in this magical tale filled with clan rivalries, supernatural powers, shadowy tribes, and true love.Brilliance of the Moon © 2004 Lian Hearn. Recorded by arrangement with Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Publish date: June 7th 2005
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Historical Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Japanese Literature
Series: Tales of the Otori (#3)
The last of the series and things get harder for our heroes. This was an enjoyable series even if things sometimes are incredibly bleak sometimes for the heroes.
Ugh.I don't think there's a whole lot I can say about this book. I really liked the first one, the second one was nice, just a bit on the boring side, but this one... I don't quite know what happened, I just couldn't get past the first 100 pages. I tried. I honestly tried, but the characters were be...
Just lovely. Sad, and frank about things that YA books generally aren't...I really liked it.
I found this third book in the Otori series to be a little too full of details from the first two books, but aside from that it was very enjoyable. The writing is good, the plotting solid and the characters quite believable.