The third book in the epic 'Tales of the Otori' series - timeless storytelling that crosses genres, genders and generations, which does for medieval Japan what Game of Thrones does for medieval Europe.
Lian Hearn studied modern languages at Oxford University and worked as a film critic and arts editor in London before settling in Australia. A lifelong interest in Japan led to the study of the Japanese language, many trips to Japan, and culminated in the writing of the Tales of the Otori series. In addition to her bestselling Tales of the Otori series, she is also the author of the astonishing prequel duology The Tale of Shikanoko: Emperor of the Eight Islands and Lord of the Darkwood.
Lian Hearn is creating an imaginary world every bit as absorbing as
Middle Earth and Hogwarts . . . This is the same mysterious
oriental landscape that beguiled Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
audiences. * Guardian *
Quite simply the best story of magic, love, sex, revenge and suspense since Philip Pullman. * Independent on Sunday *