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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,956 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lian Hearn Narrator: Julia Fletcher Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tales of the Otori Series Release Date:
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As Tolkien's The Silmarillion is to The Lord of the Rings, Liam Hearn's Heaven's Net Is Wide is the backstory fans of the series have been yearning for.

Set before the Tales of the Otori begins, Heaven's Net recounts the life of Lord Otori Shigeru, the series' spiritual warrior-godfather and adoptive father of the Tales' Takeo. We learn about Shigeru's training in the ways of the warrior and feudal lord; his relationship with the Tribe of mysteriously powerful assassins; his fateful meeting with Lady Maruyama, who would become his secret lover; the battle of Yaegahara, where his father is killed; and other turning points that shaped the Tales. The first four volumes gave us only glimpses. Now we are treated to rich detail and more of Hearn's fantastical Japanese world.

Gripping and bewitching, Heaven's Netis a new beginning and a grand finale; a story of monumental battles, supreme loyalty, triumphant love, and heartbreak. It ends just just before Across the Nightingale Floor begins, bringing the Otori epic full circle.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Susan Moore | 2/19/2014

    " It was okay. I don't think it really need to be written but it gave some back story to the first three. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marty | 2/7/2014

    " A well written complex story that challenges the reader. A substance filled prequel to the Otori trilogy that fills in all the needed backdrop. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by iqbal | 2/4/2014

    " Aku ngedit baru sampe halaman 120. Bukunya mungkin akan lebih bagus dari KISAH KLAN OTORI 1: ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kentkelsey | 1/28/2014

    " I ended up reading this book in about 5 sittings - and I don't know why, because it was pretty good. I did get into her other books a lot easier! "

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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.