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Grass for His Pillow - Lian Hearn
Grass for His Pillow
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Praised for its epic scope and descriptive detail, Across the Nightingale Floor, the first book of the Tales of the Otori, was an international bestseller and critical success, named by the London Times as "the most compelling novel to have been published this year." With Grass for His Pillow,... show more
Praised for its epic scope and descriptive detail, Across the Nightingale Floor, the first book of the Tales of the Otori, was an international bestseller and critical success, named by the London Times as "the most compelling novel to have been published this year." With Grass for His Pillow, Book Two of the Tales of the Otori, we return to the medieval Japan of Hearn's creation&#151a land of harsh beauty and deceptive appearances. In a complex social hierarchy, amid dissembling clans and fractured allegiances, there is no place for passionate young love. The orphan Takeo has been condemned to work as an assassin&#151an enforced occupation that his father sacrificed his own life to escape. Meanwhile, Takeo’s beloved Shirakawa Kaede, heir to the Murayama and alone in the world, must find a way to unify the domain she has inherited, as she fights off the advances of would-be suitors and hopes against fading hope that Takeo will return to her...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781594480034 (1594480036)
ASIN: 1594480036
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Tales of the Otori (#2)
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori 2)
Second in the series, the characters learn and grow, looking forward to the last in the series.
Book Clever
Book Clever rated it
3.0
I liked the second half of this book better than the first, but I shall hold my actual review until I'm done with the last book...
Thief of Camorr
Thief of Camorr rated it
0.0 Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori, Book 2)
I wasn't able to finish it. I know I missed something as many others felt the series was only getting better, but it only read like an over-melodramatic ...well, not a chick flick, but almost.The first book was a fast read - I couldn't put it down. The plot was full, fast moving and entertaining bu...
Book Clever
Book Clever rated it
3.0 Leyenda Otori II - Con La Hierba de Almohada (Spanish Edition)
I liked the second half of this book better than the first, but I shall hold my actual review until I'm done with the last book...
Lost in the Stacks
Lost in the Stacks rated it
3.0
A fine follow-up to Across the Nightingale Floor, this historical romance set in medieval Japan continues the saga of Lady Shirakawa Kaede and Otori Takeo. I docked a star because until Kaede stops letting the menfolk boss her around and starts raising an army to defend her inheritance, the first ha...
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