Grass for His Pillow

Grass for His Pillow (Paperback)

By Lian Hearn 
Publisher: pan macmillian
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9781509837816
No. of Pages: 352
Publish Date: 2017-01-12
Binding: Paperback
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The second volume in the 'Tales of the Otori' trilogy - a journey of revenge and treachery, honour and loyalty, beauty and passion, which does for medieval Japan what Game of Thrones does for medieval Europe.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

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. A lifelong interest in Japan led to the study of the Japanese language, many trips to Japan, and culminated in the writing of the 'Tales of the Otori' series.Hearn is also the author of a two-volume prequel series to the 'Tales of the Otori', 'The Tale of Shikanoko', consisting of Emperor of the Eight Islands and Lord of the Darkwood.Praise for Lian Hearn and the 'Tales of the Otori':'The best story of magic, love, sex, revenge and suspense to have come this way since Philip Pullman' Independent on Sunday'This is an original and exquisitely wrought adventure story' Observer'A tour-de-force or pure storytelling' Sydney Morning Herald

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Title: Grass for His Pillow
Publisher: pan macmillian
Author: Lian Hearn
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9781509837816
No. of Pages: 352
Publish Date: 2017-01-12
Binding: Paperback

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