Across the Nightingale Floor

Across the Nightingale Floor Author Lian Hearn
ISBN-10 9780330477192
Release 2008-09-04
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In his palace at Inuyama, Lord Iida Sadamu, warlord of the Tohan clan, surveys his famous nightingale floor. Its surface sings at the tread of every human foot, and no assassin can cross it. But sixteen-year-old Otori Takeo, his family murdered by Iida's warriors, has the magical skills of the Tribe - preternatural hearing, invisibility, a second self - that enable him to enter the lair of the Tohan. He has love in his heart and death at his fingertips . . . Lian Hearn's stunningly powerful bestseller, Across the Nightingale Floor, is an epic story for readers young and old. Set in a mythical, feudal, Japanese land, a world both beautiful and cruel, the intense love story of two young people takes place against a background of warring clans, secret alliances, high honour and lightning swordplay. The first novel in the epic Tales of the Otori series, Across the Nightingale Floor is followed by Grass For His Pillow and Brilliance of the Moon.



Across the Nightingale Floor

Across the Nightingale Floor Author Lambert M. Surhone
ISBN-10 6131070210
Release 2010-07-29
Pages 144
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Der Clan der Otori ist der Name einer Bcherreihe der Schriftstellerin Gillian Rubinstein, die diese unter dem Pseudonym Lian Hearn schrieb. Sie erzhlt von einem jungen Mann namens Takeo, der in einer Welt lebt, die dem historischen Japan authentisch nachempfunden ist. Der Clan der Otori war ursprnglich als eine Trilogie geplant und sollte nach Der Glanz des Mondes zu Ende sein. berraschenderweise aber kndigte Lian Hearn an, dass zwei weitere Buchteile folgen werden. The Harsh Cry of the Heron (Der Ruf des Reihers"), der 16 Jahre nach dem Ende des dritten Teils spielt und der Prequel Heaven's Net is Wide (Die Weite des Himmels"), das vor dem Einsetzen des Buches Das Schwert in der Stille" spielt.



Tales of the Otori 1 3

Tales of the Otori 1 3 Author Lian Hearn
ISBN-10 0330440608
Release 2005-09
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Tales of the Otori 1 3 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tales of the Otori 1 3 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tales of the Otori 1 3 book for free.



Grass for His Pillow

Grass for His Pillow Author Lian Hearn
ISBN-10 9781509837816
Release 2017-01-12
Pages 320
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Grass for His Pillow is the second novel in Lian Hearn's astonishingly beautiful series inspired by feudal Japan, Tales of the Otori.In the ancient Oriental lands of the Otori, amidst a time of violent war, famine and treacherous alliances, the fate of the young lovers Otori Takeo and Shirakawa Kaede hangs in the balance . . . Takeo, heir to the great Otori clan, has pledged his life to the secret Tribe. His supernatural skills of virtual invisibility and acute hearing make him their most deadly assassin. But he must deny the solemn oath of vengeance he made, his adopted birthright of wealth, land and power - and his love for Kaede. If he does not devote himself entirely to the brutal ways of the Tribe, they will kill him. Whichever path he chooses, it will lead to hardship and sacrifice in the bitter winter of the high mountains, and test him to the limits of his being. Kaede, heiress to vast lands, is now the valuable pawn of ruthless warlords. She must use her intelligence, beauty and cunning to assert her place in a world of all-powerful men - who must never suspect the dangerous secret she hides. 'The beauty, savagery and strangeness of Hearn's gripping tale is heightened by her exquisite, crystalline prose. The second instalment in the Tales of the Otori is, astonishingly, even better than Across the Nightingale Floor' Independent on Sunday



Die Nachtigall

Die Nachtigall Author Kristin Hannah
ISBN-10 9783841211262
Release 2016-09-19
Pages 608
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Zwei Schwestern. Die eine kämpft für die Freiheit. Die andere für die Liebe. Der Weltbestseller – die Nr. 1 aus den USA. „Ich liebe dieses Buch – große Charaktere, große Geschichten, große Gefühle." Isabel Allende. Zwei Schwestern im von den Deutschen besetzten Frankreich: Während Vianne ums Überleben ihrer Familie kämpft, schließt sich die jüngere Isabelle der Résistance an und sucht die Freiheit auf dem Pfad der Nachtigall, einem geheimen Fluchtweg über die Pyrenäen. Doch wie weit darf man gehen, um zu überleben? Und wie kann man die schützen, die man liebt? In diesem epischen, kraftvollen und zutiefst berührenden Roman erzählt Kristin Hannah die Geschichte zweier Frauen, die ihr Schicksal auf ganz eigene Weise meistern. In den USA begeisterte „Die Nachtigall“ Millionen von Lesern und steht seit über einem Jahr auf der Bestsellerliste.



Brilliance of the Moon

Brilliance of the Moon Author Lian Hearn
ISBN-10 9780330477260
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 368
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The third title in the compelling 'Tales of the Otori' - the story that began with Across the Nightingale Floor and Grass for his Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon by Lian Hearn is an epic tale of love, power and destiny, set in a mythical world inspired by feudal Japan. Takeo and the exquisite Kaede, still only teenagers, are now married, but the implacable forces of destiny that rule their lives tear them apart. Takeo, a battle-hardened warrior at the head of an army fighting for his Otori birthright, finds his courage and leadership forged in the fire of bloodshed and sacrifice, while his legendary magical powers are tested to their limits against the invisible assassins of the Tribe. Kaede, determined to reclaim her own lands, is treacherously betrayed and forced into marriage. Their love will survive until death - but death, in this savage, beautiful world, is always only a moment away.



Der Clan der Otori

Der Clan der Otori Author Lian Hearn
ISBN-10 3551311102
Release 2011
Pages 382
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Heaven s Net is Wide

Heaven s Net is Wide Author Lian Hearn
ISBN-10 9780230225510
Release 2008-09-04
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The Middle Country, home of the Otori clan is ruled by a benign but weak leader while in the East, the warrior-like Tohan are gathering power. On the plain of Yaegahara the clans clash in a bloody battle that leaves Otori Shigeru desperate for vengeance. Meanwhile, in a remote mountain village, a boy is born gifted with the supernatural skills of his father, once the deadliest assassin of the Tribe. Set in the years before the beginning of Across the Nightingale Floor, Heaven's Net is Wide by Lian Hearn is the first and last Tale, which both closes the circle and introduces new readers to the fantastical, beautiful and thrilling world of the Otori. It is an epic story of betrayal, revenge, magic and love.



Die Geisha

Die Geisha Author Arthur Golden
ISBN-10 9783894809553
Release 2006-03-01
Pages 576
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"Die Geisha", das faszinierende Asien-Epos von Arthur Golden, wurde mit Lob über- häuft. "Eine wahrhaft magische Geschichte!" schrieb die Washington Post. Und die deutschen Leser schlossen sich an: Wochenlang auf der "Spiegel"-Bestsellerliste, über 100.000 verkaufte Exemplare im Hardcover. Jetzt endlich kommt die Geschichte des Fischermädchens Chiyo als eBook. Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter wird Chiyo in ein Geisha-Haus nach Kyoto verkauft. Nach leidvollen Lehrjahren wird sie in die hermetische Gesellschaft der Geisha aufgenommen und ist bald die begehrteste und mächtigste von allen. Doch ihr Traum vom privaten Glück erfüllt sich erst nach jahrelangen Wirren und dem Untergang der alten Geisha-Kultur gegen Ende des verlorenen Zweiten Weltkrieges. Arthur Golden öffnet die Tür zu einer geheimnisvollen Welt und läßt den Fremden etwas spüren von jenen gefährlich-schönen und machtvoll stilisierten gleichwohl versklavten Frauen, wie es sie in dieser Art und Weise nur in Japan gab.



His Kikuta Hands

His Kikuta Hands Author Lian Hearn
ISBN-10 9780733635915
Release 2016-02-21
Pages 34
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A FREE ebook exclusive short story, including a personal letter to readers, by the bestselling Australian author of TALES OF THE OTORI, Lian Hearn. The publication of my new series, THE TALE OF SHIKANOKO, sees me celebrating a career that has spanned fourteen years and nine novels. ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR was published in 2002 and I'm delighted that new readers are still discovering the Tales of the Otori. I'm very grateful to all my readers - many of you who've stayed with me from the beginning. To show my gratitude I'm making available this very short story, HIS KIKUTA HANDS (first published by Ragnarok in their anthology Blackguards). It takes place behind the scenes of BRILLIANCE OF THE MOON, the third Otori novel. I'd always wanted to expand these pages where a lot happens in a short space of time: Otori Takeo has come to Maruyama, the furthest city to the west in the Three Countries, to confront the Tribe families and secure what is his by right. The Tribe don't believe he possesses the requisite ruthlessness of a competent ruler. They will be proved wrong. I also hope you will enjoy this early extract from my new novel, EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS, set 300 years before Otori. Lian



Die Legende von Shikanoko Herrscher der acht Inseln

Die Legende von Shikanoko     Herrscher der acht Inseln Author Lian Hearn
ISBN-10 9783733649661
Release 2017-08-24
Pages 592
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Ihre ›Otori‹-Saga ist ein Welterfolg: Jetzt endlich erscheint ein neues Epos der Bestsellerautorin! Shikanoko ist eigentlich nur der Sohn eines einfachen Vasallen. Doch als er von einem Magier eine übernatürliche Maske vermacht bekommt, wird aus ihm das Kind des Hirsches, und er verfügt fortan über magische Fähigkeiten und besonderes Kampfgeschick. Als der alte Kaiser stirbt, gerät Shikanoko in die Fänge des Fürstabts, der alles daransetzt, die höchste Macht im Land – den Lotusthron – an sich zu reißen. Shikanoko muss fliehen und entkommt dabei mehr als einmal nur knapp dem Tod. Doch er muss unbedingt Aki finden, die Herbstprinzessin, die er liebt, und die ein großes Geheimnis verbirgt. Denn in ihrer Obhut befindet sich niemand anderes als der rechtmäßige Nachfolger für den legendären Lotusthron. Mystisch und martialisch – der erste Teil des großen neuen Fantasy-Epos von Bestsellerautorin Lian Hearn, das dem ›Otori‹-Zyklus um nichts nachsteht: ebenso brachial, ebenso brillant! Pressestimmen zu diesem Buch: »Auf magische Art verführerisch!« Kirkus Review »Schonungslos spannende Historical Fantasy« Herald Sun »Exzellent erzählt« West Australian »Gewaltige erfinderische Kraft« Sydney Morning Herald »Unwiderstehliche Charaktere und ein fesselndes Weltkonstrukt!« The Japan Times Schutzumschlag mit Goldfolienveredelung



Grass for His Pillow

Grass for His Pillow Author Lian Hearn
ISBN-10 0330446983
Release 2006
Pages 320
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Both Takeo and Kaede have visions of their future. Takeo works to escape the Tribe and fulfill the last wishes of his adoptive father, Lord Shigeru Otori. And Kaede, heir to two seats of power, moves forward step by step, aided by her own wits and a precarious alliance with Lord Fujiwara. In their separate worlds, the two long for each other, knowing that they are meant to be together, wondering if they will ever see each other again. . . . 'The beauty, savagery and strangeness of Hearn's gripping tale is heightened by her exquisite, crystalline prose. The second instalment in the Tales of the Otori is, astonishingly, even better than Across the Nightingale Floor' - Amanda Craig, Independent on Sunday



Emperor of the Eight Islands

Emperor of the Eight Islands Author Lian Hearn
ISBN-10 9781509812806
Release 2016-06-16
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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 by Lian Hearn is a brilliantly imagined novel, full of drama and intrigue - the beginning of an enthralling, epic adventure: The Tale of Shikanoko.



Lord of the Darkwood

Lord of the Darkwood Author Lian Hearn
ISBN-10 9780733635168
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 400
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The second and final instalment of THE TALE OF SHIKANOKO: a bold epic of a fantastical medieval Japan from the creator of the global phenomenon Tales of the Otori, Lian Hearn, whose books have sold over four million copies worldwide Against a background of wild forest, elegant castles, hidden temples and savage battlefields, the adventure that began with Emperor of the Eight Islands draws to its thrilling conclusion in Lord of the Darkwood, the second instalment of Lian Hearn's the Tale of Shikanoko. The rightful emperor is lost. Shikanoko is condemned to live, half-man and half-deer, an outlaw in the Darkwood. Yet the mighty lords who now rule the Eight Islands are prey to suspicion and illness, and drought and famine choke the realm. Only Shikanoko can bring healing, by restoring the preordained ruler to the Lotus Throne. And only one person can bring him back from the Darkwood . . . Praise for the TALE OF SHIKANOKO: 'Brutally thrilling historical fantasy' Herald Sun 'Wildly successful... Convince[s] as if being read in translation, as if Hearn is merely the medium for some lost and ancient text. Much like Game of Thrones, the book can be read as political intrigue, with great strength deriving from the character studies. Nobody is black or white, rather shades of grey' The Age 'Moves onwards with the narrative force of a flood. It is easy to let the book sweep the reader away, to engage with strange events... very compelling characters [and] huge imaginative vitality' Sydney Morning Herald 'The action comes thick and fast . . . Compelling characters and captivating worldbuilding' Japan Times 'A must-read' Aurealis 'One of the great joys of genre novels is that they usually care deeply about plot, satisfying the innately human desire for story. And there is story aplenty here. The unfolding events are so fascinating, the writing so lithe and seductive. There's no need to have read Hearn's earlier Otori series, set in the same remarkable fantasy world, to enjoy this one. Indeed, her new epic seems sure to recruit a fresh legion of fans' The Saturday Paper 'Stands alone for fine storytelling' West Australian 'Colourful and fascinating characters' Courier Mail Available now EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS: Books 1 and 2 in THE TALE OF SHIKANOKO. Don't miss any of the novels in the OTORI saga ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR GRASS FOR HIS PILLOW BRILLIANCE OF THE MOON THE HARSH CRY OF THE HERON HEAVEN'S NET IS WIDE



Brilliance of the Moon

Brilliance of the Moon Author Lian Hearn
ISBN-10 9781509837823
Release 2017-01-12
Pages 368
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The third title in the compelling Tales of the Otori - the story that began with Across the Nightingale Floor and Grass for his Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon by Lian Hearn is an epic tale of love, power and destiny, set in a mythical world inspired by feudal Japan.Takeo and the exquisite Kaede, still only teenagers, are now married, but the implacable forces of destiny that rule their lives tear them apart. Takeo, a battle-hardened warrior at the head of an army fighting for his Otori birthright, finds his courage and leadership forged in the fire of bloodshed and sacrifice, while his legendary magical powers are tested to their limits against the invisible assassins of the Tribe. Kaede, determined to reclaim her own lands, is treacherously betrayed and forced into marriage. Their love will survive until death - but death, in this savage, beautiful world, is always only a moment away.



Die Legende von Shikanoko F rst des schwarzen Waldes

Die Legende von Shikanoko   F  rst des schwarzen Waldes Author Lian Hearn
ISBN-10 9783733649678
Release 2018-02-22
Pages 608
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Der zweite und abschließende Band des neuem mitreißenden Fantasyepos von ›Otori‹-Bestsellerautorin Lian Hearn! Inmitten eines mystisch-mittelalterlichen Japans lebt Shikanoko, das Kind des Hirsches, zurückgezogen Schwarzen Wald – voller Trauer um die umgekommene Prinzessin Aki. Um ihn herum wird das Land von Katastrophen heimgesucht, und der unerbittliche Kampf um den legendären Lotusthron erreicht seinen Höhepunkt. Diejenigen, die nach Macht dürsten, schrecken vor nichts zurück. Nur die Krönung des rechtmäßigen Thronfolgers Yoshimoro kann dem Töten ein Ende bereiten. Doch dieser lebt weiter im Verborgenen. Es bedarf Shikanokos magischer Fähigkeiten, Yoshimoros Existenz aufzuspüren, seine Feinde zu besiegen und das gesamte Reich vor dem sicheren Untergang bewahren. Pressestimmen zu »Die Legende von Shikanoko – Herrscher der acht Inseln«: »Eine Reise erster Klasse in eine weit, weit entfernte Welt.« Ursula K. Le Guin »Halb ›Shogun‹, halb ›Herr der Ringe‹, aber voll und ganz betörend.« Milwaukee Journal Sentinel »Höchster Lesegenuss!« New York Times Book Review »Schonungslos spannende Historical Fantasy.« Herald Sun »Exzellent erzählt.« West Australian



Epic

Epic Author Conor Kostick
ISBN-10 3789140252
Release 2006
Pages 365
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Epic has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Epic also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Epic book for free.