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To view it, click here. I review together because this two books are the first part of a trilogy even if they were published in two separated books.
I bought the six books that comprised this series. They seemed a good story, with good reviews and fairly low price each book cost me around three pounds.
After reading this two books I put the rest away but I will be reading them on the following months. To remember about the plot with a little help from wikipedia or other reviews. M I review together because this two books are the first part of a trilogy even if they were published in two separated books.
Mainly as I said there is a trilogy called Tales of the Otori devided in six parts with two plus books that make a prequel and a sequel. This series are set in a fictional world based on Feudal Japan. From their names and costumes we recognized the similarities between those two worlds.
The main character and their city resemble the struggle that the Japanese converted to Christianism had to pass. The books follow the life of a young warrior called Otori Takeo Tomasu as he struggles to avenge his adoptive father and at the same time escape the legacy of his progenitors and at pursuing the love of his live kaede.
In the midst of all this there is a struggle between all the clan lords and warriors. These two books cover a year and in that time a lot is happening at the same time.
Tomasu is a member of The Hidden and as he returns home from exploring the mountains he finds the members of his family killed.
As he tries to escape Sadamu leader of Tohan, who have slaughteres his family e meets a men called Lord Shigeru Clan Otori who protects him later adopt him. However due to his name typical Hidden he renames him Takeo. At this time he loses his voice and as a superhearing voice.
On the journey home at Shigeru they met Maruyama Naomi a ruler of Sheishuu who he befriends and tell her about the slaughter.
At night with his ability to hear everything he discovers that Lord Shigeru and Lady Maruyama are in love. As they arrive at the home of Shigeru in Hagi meets Chiyo old maid and Ichiro ex-instructor of Shigeru. As Shigeru wants Takeo to be his adopted son he must married Kaede.
As the season pass Kenji starts teaching his skills to Takeo.
One day a merchant recognizing him Takeo had saved his live when we was still an Hidden calls him with his true name. Taeko denies that it his is name and fleds. In the trip to Tswwano a guard tries to rape her and she stabbes him.
Kaede is protected by Lady Maruyama the one Shigeru loves and they are accompained by Shizuka niece of Kenji. When they meet Takeo and Kaede find that they have a connection. Shigeru then plans for Takeo to murder Iida but the Tribe not wanting to risk Takeo and appreciating the stability that Iida gives abducts him so his training can be finish.
The treachery then plays itself out… Shigeru is crucified on the castle wall and Maruyama and her daughter are drown as they try to escape.
As he do it a dying Shigeru asks Takeo to bury him in Terayama. During the invasion of the castle at Inuyama Takeo discovers Kaede with the corpse of Iida whom she killed when he tried to rape her. Hidden — Is a religion or group of people that prays a religion similar to our Christianism.
This two books are good but they have some problems. The cliched story and the proximity of Japanese culture but not calling it Japanese… Not all things are bad and the writing style was simple but at the same time makes you wonder about it… What is a nightingale floor?
That sort of imagery enrich the story. At the same time as the book is entitle Nightingale Floor and the training all focus on that but in the end was anti-climax since he crossed it easily.
The conversations are not that good and the all love between the two charactersa was very poor.
In the end it was a interesting reading about quasilike Japan with well-crafted story but poor executed. I really hope the following books are better… Adventure, History, or Fantasy fans This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, Book 1) at grupobittia.com Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn pp, Macmillan, £ Our own medieval feudal system was a relatively simple affair. Each stratum of society owed allegiance to the one above it, the king was at the top of the heap and a single religion governed all.
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In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor/5(). Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, Book 1) at grupobittia.com Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.
Fourteen years since its initial publication, Across the Nightingale Floor is a calm, measured book. It's the kind of fantasy unconcerned with frenetic plotting and frequent action, preferring to channel its energy into developing compelling characters, multifaceted politics and a sprawling world.