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Across the Nightingale Floor

author: Lian Hearn (2002)
series: Tales of the Otori #1
date read: 2006-10-01
2021-01-16
pages: 305
lists: fantasy , learning-the-arts , ya
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜†

Everybody is extremely dramatic in this book. Very YA. But it stood up to a re-read surprisingly well: Young boy in faux-Japan gets his family murdered, is adopted into a clan and things escalate from there. Oh, and it turns out he’s not only adopted by the rightful leader of the clan, he’s also born to a long line of secret assassins and has lots of magical gifts. And everybody wants a piece of them.

It’s fairly brutal and bloody, and the story is a bit predictable and sometimes makes characters stupid for a minute to further its aims. But it’s still fun to read.


9/ Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn. Village boy into clan lord and assassin in Fantasy faux-Japan. Good fun, if bloody. https://books.rixx.de/lian-hearn/across-the-nightingale-floor/
9/ Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn. Village boy into clan lord and assassin in Fantasy faux-Japan. Good fun, if bloody. https://books.rixx.de/lian-hearn/across-the-nightingale-floor/ #rixxReads

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