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Across The Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One [ARC]: Hearn, Lian Across The Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One [ARC]: Hearn, Lian Across The Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One [ARC]: Hearn, Lian Across The Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One [ARC]: Hearn, Lian

Across The Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One [ARC]

Hearn, Lian

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ISBN 10: 1573222259 / ISBN 13: 9781573222259
Published by Riverhead Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2002
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Exceptionally FINE copy of the higly acclaimed Book One, Across the Nightingale Floor, in the Otori Series by Lian Hearn. This copy is mint: Nice, tight, bright, shiny, clean and unread. Great collector's copy or gift copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001328

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Title: Across The Nightingale Floor: Tales of the ...

Publisher: Riverhead Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Without Jacket as Released

Edition: Special Advance Reading Copy

Book Type: Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

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In a novel set in ancient Japan, the first volume in The Tales of the Otori trilogy, a young boy named Takeo becomes a pawn in the ceaseless wars between rival warlord clans in a culture ruled by codes of honor and formal rituals. 35,000 first printing.

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The debut novel of Lian Hearn's Tales of the Otori series, Across the Nightingale Floor, is set in a feudal Japan on the edge of the imagination. The tale begins with young Takeo, a member of a subversive and persecuted religious group, who returns home to find his village in flames. He is saved, not by coincidence, by the swords of Lord Otori Shigeru and thrust into a world of warlords, feuding clans, and political scheming. As Lord Otori's ward, he discovers he is a member by birth of the shadowy "Tribe," a mysterious group of assassins with supernatural abilities.

Hearn sets his tale in an imaginary realm that is and isn't feudal Japan. This device serves the author well as he is able to play with familiar archetypes--samurai, Shogun, and ninja--without falling prey to the pitfalls of history. The novel fills a unique niche that is at once period piece and fantasy novel. Hearn unfolds the tale of Takeo and the conflicting forces around him in a deliberate manner that leads to a satisfying conclusion and sets the stage for the rest of the series. --Jeremy Pugh

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