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Across the Nightingale Floor (Otori Trilogy #1)

Author(s): Lian Hearn

Fiction and NZ Fiction

Takeo's world is turned upside down when his peaceful family and community are brutally murdered by a power-hungry warlord. Takeo escapes and is saved by Lord Shigeru of the Otori clan who, struck by Takeo's likeness to his own dead child, adopts him. But Takeo discovers there is more to his own family background with the arrival of Kenji, a master of The Tribe - a clan of assassins and magical warriors. Combining Takeo's story with that of Kaede, a beautiful young woman whose fate seems to be that men who desire her die, this magnificent and haunting epic story is full of adventure, revenge, honour and love, set in a mystical, medieval Japan. A Japanese "Romeo and Juliet", this tragic love story is the first of the Tales of the Otoro trilogy and will be relished by young adults.


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Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award 2002 and Carnegie Medal 2003.

General Fields

  • : 9780733615658
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hodder Headline Australia
  • : June 2003
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lian Hearn
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.92
  • : 256
  • : maps