The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori
The epic conclusion to the bestselling Tales of the Otori—"one of the most thrilling new series of our time." -The Times (London) A dazzling epic of warfare and sacrifice, passionate revenge, treacherous betrayal, and unconquerable love, The Harsh Cry of the Heron takes the storytelling... show more
The epic conclusion to the bestselling Tales of the Otori—"one of the most thrilling new series of our time." -The Times (London) A dazzling epic of warfare and sacrifice, passionate revenge, treacherous betrayal, and unconquerable love, The Harsh Cry of the Heron takes the storytelling achievement of Lian Hearn's fantastic medieval Japanese world to startling new heights of drama and action. Fifteen years of peace and prosperity under the rule of Lord Otori Takeo and his wife Kaede is threatened by a rogue network of assassins, the resurgence of old rivalries, the arrival of foreigners bearing new weapons and religion, and an unfulfilled prophecy that Lord Takeo will die at the hand of a member of his own family. The Harsh Cry of the Heron is the rich and stirring finale to a series whose imaginative vision has enthralled millions of readers worldwide, and an extraordinary novel that stands as a thrilling achievement in its own right.
Publish date: June 5th 2007
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 592
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.