Emperor of the Eight Islands

Paperback edition released 16/06/2016

by Lian Hearn

Part of the The Tale of Shikanoko Series

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Set in a mythical medieval Japan inhabited by warriors and assassins, ghosts and guardian spirits, Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn is a brilliantly imagined novel, full of drama and intrigue - the beginning of an enthralling, epic adventure: The Tale of Shikanoko.

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Emperor of the Eight Islands Synopsis

An ambitious warlord leaves his nephew for dead and seizes his lands. A stubborn father forces his younger son to surrender his wife to his older brother. A mysterious woman seeks five fathers for her children. A powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne. These are the threads of an intricate tapestry in which the laws of destiny play out against a backdrop of wild forest, elegant court, and savage battlefield. Set in a mythical medieval Japan inhabited by warriors and assassins, ghosts and guardian spirits, Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn is a brilliantly imagined novel, full of drama and intrigue - and it is just the beginning of an enthralling, epic adventure: The Tale of Shikanoko.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781509812783
Publication date: 16th June 2016
Author: Lian Hearn
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Primary Genre Fantasy
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About 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. She is the author of Across the Nightingale Floor, the first in the internationally acclaimed Tales of the Otori series; Grass for His Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon, and The Harsh Cry of the Heron follow.

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