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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,033 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:
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The stage is set: Takeo and his new bride Kaede are on the brink of starting a war to reclaim the lands that are her rightful claim by birth, with a thousand loyal warriors by their side. But much more is at stake, with Takeo sworn to avenge the death of his adoptive father. Kaede, a not-at-all helpless damsel, has also cast a first stone by renouncing the powerful Lord Fujiwara, who considers her his first wife.

An imaginary feudal Japan is vividly reconstructed in this magical tale filled with clan rivalries, supernatural powers, shadowy tribes, and true love. Lian Hearn's epic fantasy of a conflict-ridden, mystical world has enraptured fans around the world, thanks to many complex mysteries, fascinating characters, and a riveting buildup to the dazzling finale.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Caroline | 1/28/2014

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

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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.