|Across the Nightingale Floor (2002) [Novel]|
by Lian Hearn
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Series: Tales of the Otori
Set in an imaginary, ancient Japanese society dominated by warring clans, Across the Nightingale Floor
is a story of a boy who is suddenly plucked from his life in a remote and peaceful village to find himself a pawn in a political scheme, filled with treacherous warlords, rivalry-and the intensity of first love. In a culture ruled by codes of honor and formal rituals, Takeo must look inside himself to discover the powers that will enable him to fulfill his destiny.
A work of transcendent storytelling with an appeal that crosses genres, genders, and generations, Across the Nightingale Floor is a rich and brilliantly constructed tale, mythic in its themes and epic in its vision. It is poised to become the most captivating novel of the year.
Original title: Across the Nightingale Floor
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Historical
Fiction→ Historical→ Asia→ Japan