The Harsh Cry of the Heron
Publish date: September 7th 2006
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Historical Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Japanese Literature
Series: Tales of the Otori (#4)
Da jeg begyndte på 4. del af denne serie, startede den lidt sløv og kedelig. Men hen mod slutningen blev jeg fanget, og aldrig før har jeg oplevet at græde mig igennem det sidste af en bog.Serien er en blanding af Japans historie og de traditioner der var førhen, blandet sammen med en fantastisk og ...
This is a sequel to her highly successful Tales of the Otori and continues with the lives of Lord Otori Takeo and Kaede, his consort and their children. Takeo hasn't had any sons, which makes things both complicated and simpler as a prophecy says that he will die at the hands of his son. Though he...
I will make an exception and leave this unfinished one (I had reached page 63) unrated. I have not been displeased with its entertainment value at all when I was reading its first chapters, but whenever I had a chance to pick it up and continue I decided to read something else each time. The hauntin...
I cried at the end. A lot. My only gripe is that women seem to be the ones to bring it all down. Strange for a series with so many strong female characters. Otherwise, it was a thrilling conclusion to the series - I could hardly put it down!
Stop at the third book. I should have.The story meanders, the characters lack fullness and the ending is telegraphed from page one.