Emperor of the Eight Islands

Emperor of the Eight Islands (Paperback)

By Lian Hearn 
Publisher: pan macmillian
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9781509812790
No. of Pages: 448
Publish Date: 2017-01-26
Binding: Paperback
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About the book

The first instalment in a magnificent new epic by the creator of the global phenomenon the 'Tales of the Otori', Lian Hearn, whose books have sold over four million copies worldwide.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.

About the Author

Lian Hearn studied modern languages at Oxford University and worked as a film critic and arts editor in London before settling in Australia. She is the author of Across the Nightingale Floor, the first in the internationally acclaimed Tales of the Otori series; Grass for His Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon, and The Harsh Cry of the Heron follow.Praise for the 'Tales of the Otori':'A thrilling tale of love, violence, loyalty and betrayal' Guardian'The plot is gripping and the writing is beautiful, packed with authentic, atmospheric detail' Daily Mail'The writing is extraordinary . . . Virtually pitch perfect' Evening Standard'An enthralling and original work of fantasy' The Times'Across the Nightingale Floor remains quite simply the best story of magic, love, sex, revenge and suspense to have come this way since Philip Pullman' Independent on Sunday'An original and exquisitely wrought adventure story' Observer'Across the Nightingale Floor was described to me by the young man in Borders bookshop as a Japanese Harry Potter, only better. In fact, it's a different beast entirely. Much darker, much sharper, much less predictable' Daily Telegraph

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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands
Publisher: pan macmillian
Author: Lian Hearn
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9781509812790
No. of Pages: 448
Publish Date: 2017-01-26
Binding: Paperback

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