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Brilliance of the Moon (Tales of the Otori, Bk 3)
Brilliance of the Moon - Tales of the Otori, Bk 3
Author: Lian Hearn
A beautiful, haunting evocation of the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's imagination, this thrilling follow-up to Grass for His Pillow and Across the Nightingale Floor delves deeper into the complex loyalties that bind its characters from birth. Filled with adventure and surprising twists of plot and fortune, this final volume tra...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781594480867
ISBN-10: 1594480869
Publication Date: 6/7/2005
Pages: 368
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Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I loved Across the Nightingale Floor and Grass for His Pillow, but was very disappointed in this 'final' book in the trilogy (although there is a new one out, plus a secondary series of books related to this series).

None of the fantasy elements that I enjoyed in the first two books came into much play in this book. Takeo and Kaede have married and are trying to claim Kaede's inheritance and at that same time ward off their enemies. Separated once again by circumstances beyond their control, they struggle to find a way back to each other. The books is filled with rather boring battles, and the love story of Takeo and Kaede seems very pedestrian this time around. Takeo seems to be the main focus of the book, while Kaede becomes a washed out, very docile shadow of her former self. Although the ending is somewhat satisfying the book itself was less so.
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This is Book 3 of this wonderful trilogy, Tales of the Otori. I could not put them down. The descriptive narrative is first rate. Each book got progressively more intense and interesting. The author masterfully wove the details together for a great ending.
Enjoyable from the first to the last page.