Lian Hearn

Lian Hearn


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in Potten End, Hertfordshire, The United Kingdom
August 29, 1942

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Lian Hearn's beloved Tales of the Otori series, set in an imagined feudal Japan, has sold more than four million copies worldwide and has been translated into nearly forty languages. It is comprised of five volumes: ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR, GRASS FOR HIS PILLOW, BRILLIANCE OF THE MOON, THE HARSH CRY OF THE HERON and HEAVEN'S NET IS WIDE. The series was followed by two standalone novels, BLOSSOMS AND SHADOWS and THE STORYTELLER AND HIS THREE DAUGHTERS, also set in Japan.

Hearn's forthcoming series: The Tale of Shikanoko will be published by FSG in 4 volumes in 2016. Book 1 will be EMPEROR OF EIGHT ISLANDS out in late-April 2016, followed by book 2: AUTUMN PRINCESS, DRAGON CHILD (June), book 3: LORD OF THE DARKWOOD (August), and the fina
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Across the Nightingale Floo...

4.06 avg rating — 31,025 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Grass for His Pillow (Tales...

4.02 avg rating — 19,421 ratings — published 2003 — 82 editions
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Brilliance of the Moon (Tal...

4.04 avg rating — 16,690 ratings — published 2003 — 82 editions
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3.93 avg rating — 10,295 ratings — published 2006 — 59 editions
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Heaven's Net is Wide (Tales...

4.16 avg rating — 6,505 ratings — published 2007 — 60 editions
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The Emperor of the Eight Is...

3.62 avg rating — 1,676 ratings — published 2016 — 14 editions
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The Tales of the Otori Trilogy

4.36 avg rating — 1,302 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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Across the Nightingale Floo...

4.12 avg rating — 782 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Autumn Princess, Dragon Chi...

3.93 avg rating — 695 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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4.18 avg rating — 583 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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