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Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori Book One, Hearn, Lian

Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori Book One

Authors: Hearn, Lian
Series: Tales of the Otori
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC002000, FIC009030, FIC040000
ISBN: 9781101215623, Related ISBNs: 1101215623, 1573222259, 1573223328, 9781101215623, 9781573222259
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 320
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: An international bestseller, Across the Nightingale Floor is the first book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn. Don't miss the related series, The Tale of Shikanoko.

In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the 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.

The youth Takeo has been brought up in a remote mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people who have taught him only the ways of peace. But unbeknownst to him, his father was a celebrated assassin and a member of the Tribe, an ancient network of families with extraordinary, preternatural skills. When Takeo's village is pillaged, he is rescued and adopted by the mysterious Lord Otori Shigeru. Under the tutelage of Shigeru, he learns that he too possesses the skills of the Tribe. And, with this knowledge, he embarks on a journey that will lead him across the famed nightingale floor—and to his own unimaginable destiny...

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