By Lian Hearn
The hot beginning-and the grand finale-to the cherished stories of the Otori series.
Heaven's internet Is extensive is the recent first quantity of the now whole stories of the Otori- prequel to around the Nightingale ground, the publication that first brought Hearn's legendary, medieval eastern global. this can be the tale of Lord Otori Shigeru-who has presided over the total sequence as a type of non secular warrior-godfather-the guy who stored Takeo and raised him as his personal and inheritor to the Otori extended family. This sweeping novel expands on what has been basically hinted at ahead of: Shigeru's education within the methods of the warrior and feudal lord, his courting with the Tribe of mysteriously robust assassins, the battles that validated his talents and abilities, and his fateful assembly with woman Maruyama.
Heaven's internet Is huge is an epic story of war, loyalty, love, and heartbreak. This publication leaves off the place around the Nightingale ground starts off, eventually bringing the Otori sequence complete circle. And whereas it either completes and introduces the stories of the Otori, it additionally stands by itself as a pleasing, dramatic novel of feudal Japan.
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