The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori by Lian Hearn

The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori

Lian Hearn
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  • ISBN
    9781594482571 / 1594482578
  • Title The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori
  • Author Lian Hearn
  • Category Thriller / Suspense
  • Format
  • Year 2007
  • Pages 592
  • Publisher
    Riverhead Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 127mm x 36mm x 198mm


This fourth installment in the epic Tales of the Otori signals the conclusion of Hearnss beloved series, described by the “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” as “part ”Shogun,“ part ”Lord of the Rings,“ and entirely enchanting.”

Publisher Description

The epic conclusion to the bestselling Tales of the Otori-“one of the most thrilling new series of our time.”*
“The Harsh Cry of the Heron” is the rich and stirring finale to a series whose imaginative vision has enthralled millions of readers worldwide, and an extraordinary novel that stands as a thrilling achievement in its own right.
A dazzling epic of warfare and sacrifice, passionate revenge, treacherous betrayal, and unconquerable love, “The Harsh Cry of the Heron” takes the storytelling achievement of Hearn's fantastic medieval Japanese world to startling new heights of drama and action. Fifteen years of peace and prosperity under the rule of Lord Otori Takeo and his wife Kaede is threatened by a rogue network of assassins, the resurgence of old rivalries, the arrival of foreigners bearing new weapons and religion, and an unfulfilled prophecy that Lord Takeo will die at the hand of a member of his own family.
“The Harsh Cry of the Heron” is the ultimate conclusion to the Tales of the Otori series that both completes the characters' lives and brilliantly illuminates unexpected aspects of the entire Otori saga.

Author Biography

LIAN HEARN was born in England, currently lives in Australia, and has had a lifelong interest in Japan.

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