Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori Book One

Across the Nightingale Floor

Tales of the Otori Book One

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Pub. price: $17.00

ISBN10: 1573223328 ISBN13: 9781573223324 Publisher: Riverhead Books Published: Jun 1 2003 Pages: 320 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments
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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