Quotable: Across The Nightingale Floor, “The Less People Think…”


THE QUOTABLE QUOTE OF THE DAY.

Another quote from the first book of Lian Hearn’s Tales Of The Otori.

 

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“The less people think of you, the more they will reveal to you or in your presence.”

 
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Review: Brilliance Of The Moon By Lian Hearn


PEACE COMES AT THE PRICE OF BLOODSHED.

Five battles. Four to win. One to lose. Takeo and Kaede’s journey reaches a dramatic and violent conclusion.

 

Book CoverBrilliance Of The Moon
(Tales Of The Otori, Book 3)

Lian Hearn

Genre: Historical Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Picador
Format: Paperback, 368 Pages
Date: 1st April 2005 (First Published 2004)

ISBN-10: 0330426931
ISBN-13: 978-0330426930

 
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With Brilliance Of The Moon, author, Lian Hearn takes readers back to the world of the Three Countries for (what was intended to be) the final time. While there has subsequently been further instalments, book three of Tales Of The Otori does bring to a close the story of protagonists Takeo and Kaede.

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Review: Grass For His Pillow By Lian Hearn


TORN BETWEEN TWO PATHS, BLOOD BINDS HIM TO ONE AND VENGEANCE TO THE OTHER.

Lian Hearn returns to the Three Countries in this engaging sequel to Across The Nightingale Floor.

 

Book CoverGrass For His Pillow
(Tales Of The Otori, Book 2)

Lian Hearn

Genre: Historical Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Picador
Format: Paperback, 320 Pages
Date: 5th April 2004 (First Published 2003)

ISBN-10: 0330415263
ISBN-13: 978-0330415262

 
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Grass For His Pillow, the second book of the Tales Of The Otori series, sees author Lian Hearn take readers back to the Three Countries, the year after the events of book one, Across The Nightingale Floor, to continue the tale of revenge, love, betrayal, duty, treachery, honour and destiny.

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Review: Across The Nightingale Floor By Lian Hearn


ONE BOY. ONE JOURNEY. ONE HIDDEN DESTINY.

Heavily inspired by Japanese folklore, the first book of Lian Hearn’s Tales Of The Otori, is full of eastern promise.

 

Book CoverAcross The Nightingale Floor
(Tales Of The Otori, Book 1)

Lian Hearn

Genre: Historical Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Macmillan
Format: Paperback, 320 Pages
Date: 2nd April 2004 (First Published 2002)

ISBN-10: 033041528X
ISBN-13: 978-0330415286

 
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Across The Nightingale Floor is a tale of revenge, love, betrayal, duty, treachery, honour and destiny in a fictional land known as the Three Countries, which bears an uncanny resemblance to—but is not—feudal Japan. Its narrative unfolds from the viewpoint of the story’s two protagonists, a teenage boy and girl from very different worlds.

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Quotable: Across The Nightingale Floor, “Those Bright Eyes Met Mine.”


THE QUOTABLE QUOTE OF THE DAY.

One of my favourite quotes from the first book of Lian Hearn’s Tales Of The Otori series.

 

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Those bright eyes met mine. I knew at once two things about him: first, that he was afraid of nothing in heaven or on earth; second, that he loved to kill for the sake killing. Now that he had seen me there was no hope.

 
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