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Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, Bk 1)
Across the Nightingale Floor - Tales of the Otori, Bk 1 Author:Lian Hearn In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the murderous warlord, lida 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 mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people, Takeo has learned only the way... more »s 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, honour and loyalty, beauty and magic, and the passion of first love.
About the Author
Lian Hearn studied modern languages at Oxford University and worked as an 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 ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR.« less