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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lian Hearn Narrator: Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tales of the Otori Series Release Date: June 2004 ISBN: 9781598873245
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This thrilling and surprising follow-up to the adventures of Takeo and Kaede shows how we are shaped by forces outside our control, yet we must forge our own destinies all the same. War, politics, and power intrude in a tale that is beautiful and haunting Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabra | 2/17/2014

    " In line with the previous two, though I found this one less interesting and more drawn out. The overall story and idea I really like, but this one got a little long for me and I found myself moving through entire pages without actually reading, or at least not retaining. Still, it's a good story and the characters are each interesting enough to carry the book's weaknesses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Bruce | 2/8/2014

    " I really struggle to get on board with stories that kill off a large number of main characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giulia | 1/30/2014

    " New characters are introduced as our Takeo becomes more and more powerful, forging alliances and entering a hectic period of war and destruction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 1/28/2014

    " Great series set in a fantastical version of Japan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/24/2014

    " I finally got around to reading this book after finding (and reading!) the first two instalments of the series:) This was a good enough read but I didn't like it as much as 'Across the Nightingale Floor' or 'Grass For His Pillow'. Still, it was an enjoyable ending to a great trilogy! I recently found out that Hearn had written a sequel and a prequel which I am planning to read in the near future. One thing I fail to understand is why this series is marketed towards young adults. I hesitated reading the trilogy for this reason and probably wouldn't have done so if a friend hadn't strongly recommended it to me. Now I'm glad I did! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 shanah | 1/9/2014

    " Cool.....the plot is to little difficult to guess....and the end of the story, even happy ending but actually this not the ending of the whole story, so, that's why still make curioulsy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheleigh | 1/9/2014

    " Kept me reading but a little too sexual for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raquel | 12/30/2013

    " The author didn't manage to create much of an emotional bond with the characters. The author's writing sometimes didn't focus on some important aspects straight away, when it's obvious to the reader that the characters should be feeling a certain way that instant. Overall it was a bit disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megayu | 12/13/2013

    " Can't hardly wait for the next chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 12/11/2013

    " I love this WHOLE series...Japanese feudal times...but, I am super into the old Japanese culture. Hearn is a great researcher and good at character developing which is what keeps you strung along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 10/18/2013

    " See review in Across the Nightingale Floor "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laure | 7/19/2013

    " More on Kateo Otori's rise to being a sovereign warlord in feudal Japan. As in the other two, cruelty, fate and passion are the three guiding principles of people's lives. What a great series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 5/27/2013

    " just as good a read as the first two with tragic consequences. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 9/7/2012

    " Nice "conclusion" to the series. I like the ebb & flow of the story, and, as an audio book, the 2 narrators. An enjoyable series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liviu | 9/4/2012

    " An excellent ending to the original trilogy after the good but less exciting book 2 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty Nicholas | 5/20/2012

    " Even a bit better than the first two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 10/29/2011

    " Where book two moves a bit slow action wise, book three is nothing but! Exciting conclusion of the Otori Trilogy by Lian Hearn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chai | 9/14/2011

    " Hmm -- looks to me like I read Brilliance of the Moon in 2005 as well. Wonder if I didn't know it was #3 in the sequence? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica Bailey | 9/9/2011

    " A somewhat disappointing ending to an otherwise wonderful trilogy. If the last few chapters could just be changed to actually match the tone and feeling of the rest of the series, that would be much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/18/2011

    " Wow. Again, the setting and the story were captivating. The tensions the author introduces in Takeo (with his Hidden heritage) and Shizuka (with her Tribe loyalties) make this book even more facinating. Can't wait to read the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fantasizer | 2/16/2011

    " A suiting end to a fascinating series. The writing was beautiful and thought-provoking. This series portrays the customs and ways of thought of feudal japan in a very interesting light. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faithangel366 | 2/8/2011

    " Finally a happy end after all the misery... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AJ | 1/30/2011

    " Really liked it but the ending was rushed :/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeline | 1/30/2011

    " I've enjoyed this series so far and looking forward to reading the next book, and eventually the prequel too. This one was a bit too predictable in the beginning, but I enjoyed the exciting twists and turns at the end. Quite enjoyable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheleigh | 1/30/2011

    " Kept me reading but a little too sexual for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hope | 1/9/2011

    " Nice resolution to the series. Not my usual tastes, but I very much enjoyed these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/30/2010

    " An amazing and epic battle for life finished with sucess!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 12/29/2010

    " I love this WHOLE series...Japanese feudal times...but, I am super into the old Japanese culture. Hearn is a great researcher and good at character developing which is what keeps you strung along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sevania | 12/5/2010

    " It's okay... Not as good as the other ones though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 11/18/2010

    " See review in Across the Nightingale Floor "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vivien | 11/11/2010

    " Fujiwara - GET LOST!
    Other then that, i lovelove <3 "

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About the Author
Author Lian Hearn

Lian Hearn, a pseudonym for the writer Gillian Rubinstein, was born in England, currently lives in Australia, and has had a lifelong interest in Japan.