The harsh cry of the heron: Tales of the Otori Series, Book 4

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The surprise fourth installment, the epic conclusion of Lian Hearn's beloved, bestselling Tales of the Otori. The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori is a truly epic novel. It is the rich and satisfying conclusion to the Tales of the Otori series that both completes the characters' lives-prophesied and otherwise-and brilliantly illuminates unexpected aspects of the entire Otori saga. The Harsh Cry of the Heron is the only fitting end to such a stirring series: a book that takes the storytelling achievement of Lian Hearn's fantastic medieval Japanese world to startling new heights of drama and action. Hearn's Otori series is the best (and only) literary expression of a cultural phenomenon that has swept through cinema (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), comics (manga), and popular culture at large. And, with this book, Hearn delivers in full ninja vs. samurai fashion the kinetic, simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting resolution that the Otori's hundreds of thousands of fans richly deserve-whose epic satisfaction will surely draw even more readers into the fold.
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An epic fantasy set in a mythical, medieval Japan, LianHearn’s Tales of the Otori series has crossed genres, generations,and genders. Grand and complex in its themes, elegantlywritten, each book in the original trilogy hasbecome a worldwide bestseller. The surprise fourth installment(and real conclusion), The Harsh Cry of the Heronachieves new heights of drama and action.

Sixteen years of peace and prosperity have passedsince Lord Otori Takeo united the Three Countries.Takeo and his beloved consort Kaede have three daughtersand a happy family life. Their success has attractedthe attention of the distant Emperor and his general,the warlord Saga Hideki, who covet the wealth of theCountries. Meanwhile, the violent acts and betrayals ofthe past will not lie buried, and other secrets will notstay hidden. Everything that Takeo and Kaede haveachieved is threatened.

In full ninja versus samurai fashion, Hearn delivers akinetic, heartbreaking, and uplifting resolution to athoroughly gripping saga.

The Harsh Cry of the Heron © 2006 Lian Hearn. Recorded by arrangement with Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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