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Across the Nightingale Floor

Across the Nightingale Floor ebook ISBN: 9781573223324
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of Pages: 305 
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In a novel set in a land much like feudal Japan, a young boy named Takeo becomes a pawn in the ceaseless battles between rival warlord clans in a culture ruled by codes of honor and formal rituals.

Lantai Burung Bulbul (Across the the Nightingale Floor)

Lantai Burung Bulbul (Across the the Nightingale Floor) ebook ISBN: 6020624269
Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of Pages: 368 
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Takeo berusia enam belas tahun ketika desanya diluluhlantakkan panglima perang yang jahat. Ia sendiri tadinya akan dibunuh orang-orang yang menewaskan orangtua dan para tetangganya. Pada saat-saat terakhir, ia diselamatkan seorang bangsawan, yang menyatakan mereka memiliki hubungan darah dan mulai mendidiknya. Takeo lalu mendapati dirinya ternyata memiliki kekuatan langka. Dan seiring tumbuh dewasa, ia harus memutuskan kepada siapa loyalitasnya akan diberikan: tuan dan ayah angkatnya; Kaum Hidden, sekte spiritual rahasia yang terlarang; atau Kaum Tribe, para pembunuh dan mata-mata. Kisah tentang pengkhianatan, intrik politik, dan kekuatan cinta pertama, dengan latar dunia yang penuh dengan ritual formal dan prinsip kehormatan, Across the Nightingale Floor merupakan kisah lintas genre, lintas generasi, dan lintas gender yang memikat.

Across the Nightingale Floor: Book 1 Tales of the Otori

Across the Nightingale Floor: Book 1 Tales of the Otori ebook ISBN: 0733625266
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of Pages: 384 
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FOUR MILLION COPIES SOLD. In 40 languages. One of the most thrilling series of our time. Enter the feudal world of the Otori - filled with magic, treachery and intrigue - inspired by medieval Japan and created by acclaimed Australian author, Lian Hearn. 'The best story of magic, love, sex, revenge and suspense to have come this way since Philip Pullman.' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY In his fortress at Inuyama, the murderous warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard. Brought up in a remote village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people, Takeo has learned only the ways of peace. Why, then, does he possess the deadly skills that make him so valuable to the sinister Tribe? These supernatural powers will lead him to his violent destiny within the walls of Inuyama - and to an impossible longing for a girl who can never be his. His journey is one of revenge and treachery, beauty and magic, and the passion of first love. INCLUDES an extract from GRASS FOR HIS PILLOW PLUS three chapters of EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS, the first novel in Lian Hearn's spellbinding new Tale of Shikanoko series. 'One of the most thrilling series of our time.' THE TIMES ' ... a world that is rich with character and detail, yet effortless to read' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 'An engrossing fantasy saga of literary quality.' THE AGE 'Lian Hearn's marvellous storytelling talent ... makes reading these books a moment of pure bliss.' LE MONDE

Heaven's Net is Wide

Heaven's Net is Wide ebook ISBN: 9781594489532
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of Pages: 484 
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A first installment in a three-part prequel to Across the Nightingale Floor follows the story of spiritual mentor Lord Otori Shigeru, who receives warrior training, forges a relationship with a tribe of mysterious assassins, and meets the Lady Maruyama.

Les neiges de l'exil

Les neiges de l'exil ebook ISBN: 9782286006921
Publisher:
Author: Lian Hearn,Giraudon
Number of Pages: 345 
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Au coeur du Japon féodal, le jeune Takeo qui vivait dans une communauté pacifiste est précipité dans un monde de violence après le massacre des siens par Iida, seigneur des Tohan. Désormais héritier du clan des Otori, il s'engage à rejoindre les rangs criminels de la tribu renonçant ainsi à ses privilèges et à son amour pour Kaede.

La maison de l'Arbre joueur

La maison de l'Arbre joueur ebook ISBN: 2072453917
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of Pages: 598 
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Japon, 1857. Depuis des siècles, le Japon vit replié sur lui-même. Mais, bientôt, il sera contraint de s'ouvrir aux influences étrangères. Les Occidentaux forcent les portes de l'ancien monde. L'époque des samouraïs est désormais révolue. La maison de l'Arbre joueur, dans le domaine du Chôshû, où habitent Tsuru et sa famille, n'est pas épargnée par le vent du changement. La jeune femme rêve de s'affranchir des traditions ancestrales et de suivre les traces de son père en devenant médecin. Elle se trouve alors entraînée dans un monde de subversions, d'intrigues politiques et d'amours interdites. Autour d'elle agissent des hommes puissants et violents. Leur slogan est Sonnôjôi : Vénérez l'Empereur, expulsez les étrangers. À travers l'inoubliable destin de Tsuru, symbole de l'émancipation de son pays, l'auteur de la saga Le Clan des Otori nous offre une grande histoire d'amour et de guerre.

Sibling Assassins

Sibling Assassins ebook ISBN: 0733643558
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of Pages: 400 
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A new generation, a relentless enmity. The thrilling climax of Lian Hearn's multi-million-copy bestselling OTORI series As a boy Arai Sunaomi was known as the Miracle Child and crossed between the worlds to walk among the dead. Now he has put aside his past to follow the way of the warrior. His aunt, Kaede, is considering making him her heir, and her General, Miyoshi Kahei, hopes to betroth Sunaomi to his daughter, Kinu. But there is one girl whom Sunaomi cannot forget: Utahime, who has been dead for seven years. Will he dare bring her back to life? Utahime's brother, Masao, is Sunaomi's oldest friend and the only surviving relative of the great warlord Saga Hideki. When Masao disappears after a fight in the city, Sunaomi is charged with finding him. With his cousins, Kiyoko and Kichizo, sibling assassins from the Tribe, Sunaomi sets out on a journey which will take him into an enthralling and dangerous world of spirits and supernatural beings, rebels, pirates and saints - the extraordinary and enchanting world of the Tales of the Otori.

Le Fil du destin

Le Fil du destin ebook ISBN: 9782070359899
Publisher: Gallimard Education
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of Pages: 688 
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Voici l'enfance des Otori. L'histoire commence lorsque le jeune Shigeru s'apprête à devenir l'héritier du clan. Formé à l'art de la guerre et de la dissimulation, le jeune sire doit faire face aux appétits de conquêtes de l'ambitieux Iida, et aux traîtrises de ses propres oncles. À la bataille de Yaegahara, son destin semble scellé : son père meurt et ses oncles prennent le pouvoir. Mais, préparant dans le secret sa revanche, Shigeru attend son heure... Le cycle du Clan des Otori révèle un Japon féodal redoutable que Lian Hearn fait revivre avec une force évocatrice incomparable. Il trouve son accomplissement avec " Le Fil du destin ".

Orphan Warriors

Orphan Warriors ebook ISBN: 0733641229
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of Pages: 384 
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Orphan warriors fight for survival in a brutal medieval world in this enthralling new chapter in Lian Hearn's multi-million-copy selling OTORI series The bitter struggles of the Tribe and the clans have left many children orphaned. Among them are Sunaomi and Chikara, sons of Arai Zenko, who face death after their parents' treachery. Their aunt, Kaede, is able to save their lives on condition they become novice monks and never leave the temple at Terayama. Sunaomi has been brought up as a warrior, yet his grandmother is Muto Shizuka. He cannot escape that he is also a child of the Tribe. As he discovers unimagined talents within himself he comes up against Hisao, Takeo's son, the ghostmaster, as well as Saga Hideki, the most powerful warlord in the realm, the Emperor's General. Taking place in the magical medieval world of Tales of the Otori, Orphan Warriors is a coming-of-age adventure story in a human world of courage and sacrifice behind which always hovers a supernatural world of danger and dread. Praise for Lian Hearn: 'Brutally thrilling historical fantasy' Herald Sun 'Much like Game of Thrones, the book can be read as political intrigue. Nobody is black or white, rather shades of grey' The Age 'Huge imaginative vitality. Moves onwards with the narrative force of a flood. It is easy to let the book sweep the reader away' Sydney Morning Herald 'The action comes thick and fast . . . Compelling characters and captivating worldbuilding' Japan Times

Grass for His Pillow

Grass for His Pillow ebook ISBN: 1509837817
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of 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

Brilliance of the Moon

Brilliance of the Moon ebook ISBN: 0330477269
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of 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.

L'héritier de l'arc-en-ciel

L'héritier de l'arc-en-ciel ebook ISBN: 9782075076531
Publisher: Gallimard jeunesse
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of Pages: 320 
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Shikanoko, l'unique guerrier capable de rétablir le véritable empereur sur le trône, s'est exilé aux confins du pays. Ses alliés ont été défaits et la tribu de l'Araignée, livrée à elle-même, continue d'étendre son pouvoir. Shikanoko porte toujours le masque du cerf que seul l'amour d'une femme lui permettra de retirer. Dans ce dernier volume, les secrets se dévoilent et les identités véritables sont révélées tandis que les liens de loyauté sont mis à l'épreuve. Prenant tous les risques, Shikanoko accomplit son destin et mène son ultime combat pour la justice. [4e de couv.]

His Kikuta Hands

His Kikuta Hands ebook ISBN: 0733635911
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of 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

Clan Des Otori

Clan Des Otori ebook ISBN: 9782070343409
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of Pages: 748 
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Lian Hearn est le pseudonyme d'un auteur féminin pour la jeunesse, célèbre en Australie où elle vit avec son mari et leurs trois enfants. Elle est diplômée en littérature de l'université d'Oxford et a travaillé comme critique de cinéma et éditeur d'art à Londres avant de s'installer en Australie. Son intérêt de toujours pour la civilisation et la poésie japonaises, pour le japonais qu'elle apprend, a trouvé son apogée dans l'écriture du Clan des Otori.

The Storyteller and His Three Daughters

The Storyteller and His Three Daughters ebook ISBN: 9780733633041
Publisher:
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of Pages: 272 
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'For readers who want to be entertained, but not at the cost of good writing, The Storyteller and his Three Daughters is the best kind of novel - exquisitely crafted prose, fully developed, believable characters, well-researched historically - and above all, a gripping plot' The Sydney Morning Herald TOKYO 1884: Sei has devoted his life to storytelling, captivating audiences with his tales. But now he is starting to wonder if the new world has left him behind. Just when he thinks he will never write again, his own life and the lives of the people around him begin to spiral out of control - providing the inspiration for the greatest story he has ever told. A story of love, jealousy, intrigue, and betrayal. Set against the background of Japan's first incursions into Korea, Sei offers a wise and witty reflection on the nature of storytelling, its perils and delights, its lies and, ultimately, its truth. PRAISE for the Tales of the Otori books and Blossoms and Shadows, also by Lian Hearn: 'a tour de force of pure storytelling' The Sydney Morning Herald 'intelligent, accomplished, audacious and finely written' The Age 'uniquely charming, flowing and seductive' The Courier-Mail 'beautifully crafted' The Herald Sun

The Harsh Cry of the Heron

The Harsh Cry of the Heron ebook ISBN: 0330477307
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Author: Lian Hearn
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Set fifteen years after the seismic events of Brilliance of the Moon, The Harsh Cry of the Heron is an elegiac and bittersweet successor to the bestselling series by Lian Hearn, Tales of the Otori. Their realm is held in balance by their union . . . Break that union and the Three Countries will fall apart. Otori Takeo and Kaede have ruled the Three Countries peacefully for over sixteen years, following the events laid out in the epic Tales of the Otori. They have three daughters: Shigeko, fifteen years old and heir to the Otori, and Maya and Miki, thirteen-year-old twins who have inherited the supernatural skills of their father. Kaede knows nothing of the prophecy that Takeo will die at the hands of his son and longs to give him a male child. Nor does she know of the boy he fathered sixteen years ago – a boy whose heart is filled with hatred and whose skills as a Ghostmaster give him the power to incite the dead. Takeo is determined that clan conflicts will never again ravage the Three Countries, but warriors are born to fight: the warlord Arai Zenko has deadly ambitions, the Emperor himself has challenged Takeo’s rule and, despite a delicate truce between the deadly Tribe and the Otori, revenge still eats at the heart of renegade leader Kikuta Akio . . . Against these gathering threats Takeo draws strength from his love for Kaede, but even this is not beyond the reach of their enemies . . .

Grass for His Pillow: Book 2 Tales of the Otori

Grass for His Pillow: Book 2 Tales of the Otori ebook ISBN: 0733625282
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of Pages: 400 
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FOUR MILLION COPIES SOLD. In 40 languages. One of the most thrilling series of our time. Enter the feudal world of the Otori - filled with magic, treachery and intrigue - inspired by medieval Japan and created by acclaimed Australian author, Lian Hearn. 'The best story of magic, love, sex, revenge and suspense to have come this way since Philip Pullman.' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY In the ancient lands of the Otori, in a time of war and famine, 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. To follow their brutal directions and become their most deadly assassin he must deny the spiritual vows of his peaceful upbringing, his birthright of wealth, land and power - and his love for Kaede. If he turns his back on the Tribe they will kill him. Forced to take a path that leads him to extreme danger Takeo grows from boy to man. 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. INCLUDES an extract from BRILLIANCE OF THE MOON PLUS three chapters of EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS, the first novel in Lian Hearn's spellbinding new Tale of Shikanoko series. 'One of the most thrilling series of our time.' THE TIMES '... a world that is rich with character and detail, yet effortless to read' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 'An engrossing fantasy saga of literary quality.' THE AGE 'Lian Hearn's marvellous storytelling talent ... makes reading these books a moment of pure bliss.' LE MONDE

Lord of the Darkwood

Lord of the Darkwood ebook ISBN: 0733635164
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Lian Hearn
Number of Pages: 448 
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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

The Handbook of Creative Writing

The Handbook of Creative Writing ebook ISBN: 074868977X
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Author: Steven Earnshaw
Number of Pages: 496 
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In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and writing as a commercial enterprise. With contributions from over 50 poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars, this is the essential guide to writing and getting published. DT A 3-in-1 text with outstanding breadth of coverage on the theories, the craft & the business of creative writing DT Includes practical advice on getting published & making money from your writing New for this edition: DT Chapters on popular topics such as 'self-publishing and the rise of the indie author', 'social media', 'flash fiction', 'song lyrics', 'creative-critical hybrids' and 'collaboration in the theatre' DT New and updated exercises to help you practice your writing DT Up-to-date information on teaching, copyright, writing for the web & earning a living as a writer DT Updated Glossary of Terms

Stormdancer

Stormdancer ebook ISBN: 1250017912
Publisher: Macmillan
Author: Jay Kristoff
Number of Pages: 336 
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The first in an epic new fantasy series, introducing an unforgettable new heroine and a stunningly original dystopian steampunk world with a flavor of feudal Japan. A DYING LAND The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever. AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST The hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shogun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary creature, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shogun is death. A HIDDEN GIFT Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a talent that if discovered, would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shogun's hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima's last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he'd rather see her dead than help her. But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.