Heaven's Net Is Wide by Lian Hearn

Heaven's Net Is Wide

Written by Lian Hearn

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Loyalty and honour, revenge and cruelty and above all love are the never endingly fascinating strands of the richly woven Tales of the Otori. This volume both introduces the complex world of the Otori and brings the long saga of stories to a close. Acts of great courage and nobility as well as moments of cruelty and violence are all elegantly recounted.


Heaven's Net Is Wide by Lian Hearn

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.

About the Author

Lian Hearn
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 trilogy.

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Pan Macmillan

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6th June 2008




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