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Brilliance of the Moon (Tales of the Otori #3)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  12,683 ratings  ·  298 reviews
A beautiful, haunting evocation of the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's imagination, this thrilling follow-up to "Grass for His Pillow" and "Across the Nightingale Floor "delves deeper into the complex loyalties that bind its characters from birth. Filled with adventure and surprising twists of plot and fortune, this third book in the Tales of the Otori series travels beyond ...more
ebook, 368 pages
Published June 7th 2005 by Riverhead Books (first published 2003)
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Michael Schmid
Der letzte Teil der einstigen Trilogie verspricht genau das, was ich mir erhofft und was ich auch erwartet habe. Alles, was im 2. Band aufgebaut wurde, wird nun ausgearbeitet, verarbeitet und zu einem Abschluss gebracht und ich kann nur sagen, das Ende passt perfekt und ist richtig stimmig und hat mich berührt.

Was ich an dieser Reihe so liebe ist vor allem Lian Hearns Schreibstil, der mich immer wieder an eine Japanerin erinnert. Natürlich trägt dies auch ihre Welt bei, die sich stark an das Jap
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Jennifer
The stories take place in a fantasy world based on ancient Japan. The stories follow a boy, Takeo, as he is thrust into a warrior-based society after his family is slaughtered. It also follows the tale of Kaede, a beautiful, but cursed girl who becomes the love and passion of Takeo's life.

The stories are derivative of many boy-hero books, you'll see hints of Lord of the Rings, and even Star Wars if you look carefully enough. While the book relies heavily on this style, it doesn't take away from
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Karlo
Having purchased all five books on the strength of the first, I am at a crossroads. This book delivered the lyrical, descriptive language that I found so enchanting in Book 1, and it also provided some plot twists that kept me on my toes. Where I felt it faltered was in the resolution of the story; which seemed to get wrapped up in what seemed like 15-20 pages or so. The denouement was even less palatable, with a fell of "and 20 years later...."

***SPOILER ALERT: The pivotal role that the pirate
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Martha Sockel
After finishing the second in this great series, I had to find out about when the next would be due... but I have to say that this book was truly worth waiting for and gave all I wanted as a great fan and a reader of the book.

The third in the Tales of The Otori series starts off with Takeo endearing to have his land returned to him, as he was the legal heir to the Otori clan, and being adopted by the well known Lord Shigeru. With his Wife, Lady Shirakawa Kaede by his side, and many loyal men tha
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Belle (Corazón de Papel)
Recomiendo esta saga en un 100%!! Sus libros son Fantasticos!! No me arrepiento para nada de haber comenzado esta relectura *-*
Vaso
Very interesting and nice story!!!!
Jodie
This is a trilogy that has been sat on my shelves for years. I read Across the Nightingale Floor when I was a teenager, I can’t remember when I read it first but I then bought the sequel Grass For His Pillow straight after and I never finished it. Then, much much later, I found the third and final book in a charity shop and bought Brilliance of the Moon. Again I tried to reread the series but never finished. I made it my mission this year to do it. I was not putting it off again. So I decided to ...more
Arminzerella
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Πέτρος
Notice: I have made a review for every book of this series and they need to be read in order since they are supposed to feel like an on-going impression. So if you read the second without reading the first will feel rather off.

I am mostly focusing on the style of storytelling and a lot less on if it reads well or something sophisticated like that. For the same reason I tend to have lots of SPOILERS which means that if you read this text you will know THE OVERALL PLOT and how much I DIDN’T like
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Annie
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Lady Entropy

Brilliance of the Moon, por Lian Hearn é um livro que se passa num pseudo-japão, com ninjas à mistura, sobre um miúdo que nasce numa comunidade pseudo-cristã, e que é raptado por ninjas, treinado, e depois se torna num senhor da guerra.

Ou seja, cultura japonesa a rodos.

O que me deveria fazer AMAR estes livros, certo?

Infelizmente, errado.

Quando sairam originalmente, fiquei entusiasmadíssima, e fui comprar os dois primeiros a correr. Infelizmente, como é meu hábito, pus os livros para ler depois e
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Brian
Midway through this book I was cherishing every page, prepared to give it five stars. But then the female protagonist does something so incredibly stupid and out-of-character, it ruined the entire triology for me. This story is about two young people that are driven by passion, fate, and justice. They make some mistakes, but they have enough intelligence and luck to progress. The female character, in particular, is struggling in a male-dominated world to exert herself and is doing so brilliantly ...more
Nathan Burgoine
Listening to this trilogy has been like immersing myself in a wonderfully developed myth of old Japan. It's fantastic, and if you've never listened to 'Across the Nightingale Floor,' then that is where you need to start.

In the third volume, things are perched on the precipice. Can Takeo take his destiny into his own hands, and use war to bring peace to the lands? Will Kaede, who has become so much more than a helpless young woman, finally take control and escape the paper and silk prison she has
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Michiyo 'jia' Fujiwara
Atas nama..Kekuasaan..
Arai dan Takeo..kawan seperjuangan kala melawan klan Tohan..harus menjadi lawan yang saling berseteru..tujuannya; yaa apalagi kalau bukan kekuasaan..siapapun pemenangnya akan memiliki 3 wilayah kerajaan ini..

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Balas dendam, perjodohan yang dilakukan demi mempererat persekutuan, dan pertempuran mewarnai kisah dalam seri ketiga ini...ada kisah cinta Takeo dan Keade yang lagi-lagi mendapatkan masalah karena Lord Fujiwara adalah salah satu penyebabnya..
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Fogrider
Somehow, Hearn, has finished the trilogy part of this wonderful story without missing a beat or disappointing the reader. So many "trilogies" fall short in later books. This one maintains the highest quality all the way to the end. The poetic quality of the writing will satisfy the most discerning critic, and the story is top notch. This series is likely one of the most enjoyable I have found in recent years. The world is so well developed that it feels completely real. The plot ends in an impre ...more
Emily Richards
The final book in the trilogy neatly completes the tales of the Otori, without too much predictability. It also has a comparatively satisfying ending to some Japanese stories where the couple might hold hands and jump off the edge into a waterfall to their deaths, finally entering the afterlife, where all pain ceases to exist. No, Brilliance of the Moon shakes up the world quite literally and leaves us in high spirits, allowing the futures of the characters to continue in our literary imaginatio ...more
Maia Moore
Review originally posted here.


If the first book was Takeo and Kaede being played by others, and the second was them making their own decisions, this book is all about the consequences of those actions.

Their biggest (and most rash) decision at the end of the last book was their marriage to each other, and we quickly see that the anger this has roused in their rivals will be one of the main conflicts of the book. Kaede's dealings with her neighbour, Lord Fujwara come around to bite her. He is the
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Debbi
The last book in the "Tales of the Otori" but not really the end of the story so maybe they'll be another... I enjoyed reading these. They take place in a medieval Japan. A boy, Takeo, is rescued by Lord Otori who will become his adopted father. The story centers around Takeo, the love of his life, Kaede, the Tribe, and the feudal wars of the time.

There is a prequel to these called, "Heaven's Net is Wide". I'm starting it now but I wish I would have read it first.
Fantasy Literature
With a complicated web of back-story set up and a return to familiar characters that we’ve seen develop, it goes without saying that Brilliance of the Moon should be the gripping climax of a trilogy that has thus far moved from strength to strength. The third and final instalment of the TALES OF THE OTORI series, the book has many loose ends to tie up, not to mention a certain prophecy that needs fulfilling. Across the Nightingale Floor and Grass for his Pillow were always going to prove tough a ...more
Amelia Malory
Come sempre, la traduzione italiana è riuscita a uccidere il titolo dell'opera, sebbene le differenze che intercorressero riguardo i titoli precedenti fossero abissali. Infatti, qui ci si sbaglia di poco: "Brillance of the Moon" è infatti il titolo originale.
Parlando dell'opera in sé, infine mi ha lasciato quell'amaro in bocca che avevo cominciato a percepire durante la lettura del secondo romanzo, accrescendo alcuni lati positivi ma distruggendo buona parte del buon lavoro che si era fatto con
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Dee Mills
I liked how the author alternated the narratives of Kaede and Takio. It was smoothly done. This book was a welcome addition to the series. There was a lot of action and the plot moved along at a good pace. The story continues to engross me.
Geraud
Le dernier tome de la trilogie m'a moins plu que les autres : Je trouve que son Héros est trop bon et vertueux et pleins de ressources, tout le monde l'adore sauf les méchants qui seront bien punis... hmm hmm !
ha et puis il y a la prophétie aussi, on en avait déjà entendu parler dans le deuxième tome mais là, c'est ce qui guide Takéo tout au long du récit. Je ne sais pas pour vous, mais moi les prophéties je commence à en avoir par dessus la tête. ça devient usant tous ces gens qui attendent l'é
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Aja Jacobson
The first book of this series was great. The second was good, but a little slow. This book just fell completely flat though. It was so slow and then it was just one bad thing after the other.

I feel like the author got to a point where she'd written herself into a corner and didn't know how to fix it. So instead of looking for a way, she just started using divine intervention and acts of god to drive the story because she didn't know how to do it herself. By the time I got to the end it was just
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Kathleen Dixon
I wasn't sure when I started reading this whether I really wanted to continue the series. I guess the second one didn't seize hold of me as much as the first, and so I wondered if this would be even 'lesser'. And for quite a while I was having my doubts met: it seemed like it was going to be all about war, an there were so many characters and I couldn't remember who they all were. But then something happened and I was pulled in.

This continues the saga of Takeo and Kaede and their challenges to t
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Anderson Tiago
O Brilho da Lua, publicado pela editora WMF Martins Fontes, é o terceiro livro da Saga Otori e narra a história de Takeo e Kaede, dois jovens que sofrem nas mãos do destino desde o primeiro volume da série. Em um mundo fortemente influenciado pelo Japão feudal, com todos os seus costumes e tradições, os jovens estão no centro de uma disputa pelo poder e enfrentam tudo apenas para permanecerem juntos.

Ao final de A Relva Por Travesseiro, Otori Takeo e Shirakawa Kaede finalmente se reencontram e pa
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Sara
Kaede, Takeo, and the Three Countries, round 3: the lovebirds have been successfully reunited and have even gone so far as to marry despite the advice from nearly every single person who knows them that this is kind of a stupid move, politically speaking, and will probably get them both slaughtered, and would it really hurt to try to arrange this diplomatically? (Apparently they both consider that it would be a tragedy to wait even long enough to try to talk Arai--their mutual overlord--into bei ...more
Jeph
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Marsha Stokes
I just finished reading Brilliance of the Moon, by Lian Hearn. It is the third book in the Tales of the Otori series. I enjoyed this book more than the second book because the plot felt like it was really taking you to the conclusion of the story. The action and battles all lead up to the big battle at the end. When it was all over, I was really pleased and satisfied with the ending. I knew all the characters at this point, and it was easy to get absorbed in their life and want to see how things ...more
Jack
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terlepas dari ketidakpuasan membaca buku pertama dan kedua karena susunan kalimat na yang ga mengalir, langsung melihat penerjemah buku ketiga yang telah berganti orang namun tetap terdapat kasus yang sama, maka diputuskan ripiu saat ini ga akan membahas bahasa dan teman-teman na lagi.

dari pria yang mengejar kekuasaan, dari wanita yang dituntut kelembutan, dari anak buah yang dituntut kesetian, dari rakyat yang diwajibkan membayar pajak (lho... yang terakhir ga ada sam
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