Emperor Of The Eight Islands
The Tale Of Shikanoko
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In an extraordinary story seething with intrigue, adventure and love, Lian Hearn masterfully brings to life a mythical Japanese world inhabited by assassins, ghosts, spirits, deer and monkeys. A spellbinding new work from the author of Across the Nightingale Floor.
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Lian Hearn studied modern languages at Oxford University and worked as a film critic and arts editor in London before settling in Australia. She is the author of Across the Nightingale Floor, the first in the internationally acclaimed 'Tales of the Otori' series; Grass for His Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon, and The Harsh Cry of the Heron follow. Praise for the 'Tales of the Otori': 'A thrilling tale of love, violence, loyalty and betrayal' Guardian 'The plot is gripping and the writing is beautiful, packed with authentic, atmospheric detail' Daily Mail 'The writing is extraordinary ... Virtually pitch perfect' Evening Standard 'An enthralling and original work of fantasy' The Times 'Across the Nightingale Floor remains quite simply the best story of magic, love, sex, revenge and suspense to have come this way since Philip Pullman' Independent on Sunday 'An original and exquisitely wrought adventure story' Observer 'Across the Nightingale Floor was described to me by the young man in Borders bookshop as a "Japanese Harry Potter, only better". In fact, it's a different beast entirely. Much darker, much sharper, much less predictable' Daily Telegraph
An ambitious warlord leaves his nephew for dead and seizes his lands. A stubborn father forces his younger son to surrender his wife to his older brother. A mysterious woman seeks five fathers for her children. A powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne. These are the threads of an intricate tapestry in which the laws of destiny play out against a backdrop of wild forest, elegant court, and savage battlefield. Set in a mythical medieval Japan inhabited by warriors and assassins, ghosts and guardian spirits, Emperor of the Eight Islands is a brilliantly imagined novel, full of drama and intrigue - and it is just the beginning of an enthralling, epic adventure: 'The Tale of Shikanoko'.
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