Book Review of Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, Bk 1)

Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 6


By the time I read a page of this book I was completely sucked in and completed it in a few hours. Set in a world similar to feudal japan but with magical elements, this story centers around a boy whose life is completely changed in one day. Outside forces and his birth ensure that his life will never be normal. I was very interested in the world that the author created - a tribe of assassins with special inherited powers, feudal lords, revenge, arranged marriages, and a young man coming of age. Well written characters. A little angsty.