Lord Shigeru, heir to the Otori clan, faces hostility from the shrewdly ambitious Iida family in the East and base treachery at home from his uncles. His noble education and training as a warrior have prepared him for leadership and combat, but fate and Shigeru's youthful determination bring the Three Countries to war, and he must endure terrible and tragic defeat at thebattle of Yaegahara... and its brutal consequences. Heaven's Net is Wide is the first and last Tale, which both closes the circle and introduces new readers to the strange and beautiful world of the Otori. It is an epic historical fantasy of revenge and betrayal, honour and loyalty, beauty and passion and the overwhelming power of love.
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Praise for the "Tales of the Otori": 'A thrilling tale of love, violence, loyalty and betrayal, fast moving, set in a far-away country long ago' - "Guardian". 'The plot is gripping and the writing is beautiful, packed with authentic, atmospheric detail' - "Daily Mail". 'Blood-splashed combat alternates with contemplative stillness, and the writing is extraordinary. Hearn's trilogy ends as it began, virtually pitchperfect' - Francis Spufford, "Evening Standard". 'The aesthetic sense of a distant culture goes hand in hand with a visceral cruelty, in an unexpectedly thoughtful conclusion to an enthralling and original work of fantasy' - Amanda Craig, "The Times".Vom Verlag:
The stunning prequel to the Tales of the Otori, the final outing into the magical, mystical world of an ancient, feudal Japan.
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