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by Lian Hearn

Subcategory: Teenagers
Author: Lian Hearn
ISBN: 0330412736
ISBN13: 978-0330412735
Language: English
Publisher: Pan MacMillan; 2nd edition (March 31, 2004)
Pages: 320
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ePub eBook: 1699 kb
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Grass for His Pillow is the second book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn.

Grass for His Pillow is the second book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn. Don't miss the related series, The Tale of Shikanoko. Praised for its epic scope and descriptive detail, Across the Nightingale Floor, the first book in the Tales of the Otori series, was an international bestseller and critical success, named by the London Times as "the most compelling novel to have been published this year. With Grass for His Pillow, Book Two, we return to the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's creation-a land of harsh beauty and deceptive appearances.

Grass for His Pillow book. Praised for its epic scope and descriptive detail, Across the Nightingale Floor, the first bookin the Tales of the Otori series, was an international bestseller and critical success, named by the London Times as "the most compelling novel to have been published this year.

Tales of the Otori is a series of historical fantasy novels by Gillian Rubinstein, writing under the pen name Lian Hearn, set in a fictional world based on feudal Japan. The series initially consisted of a trilogy: Across the Nightingale Floor (2002), Grass for His Pillow (2003), and Brilliance of the Moon (2004). It was followed in 2006 by a sequel, The Harsh Cry of the Heron, and in 2007 by a prequel, Heaven's Net is Wide.

Book Information: Genre: Epic Fantasy Author: Lian Hearn Name: Grass for His Pillow

Book Information: Genre: Epic Fantasy Author: Lian Hearn Name: Grass for His Pillow. Series: Tales of the Otori, book 2 . Grass For His Pillow Tales of the Otori 2 By Lian Hearn. Middk Country; castk town: Hagi). Otori Shigemori: ShigeruтАЩs father, killed at the battle of. Yaegahara (. Otori Ichiro: a distant relative, Shigeru andTakeoтАЩs teacher (I). Chiyo (I). Haruka: maids in the household (I). Shiro: a carpenter (I). Otori Shoichi: ShigeruтАЩs uncle, now lord of the clan (I).

Grass for His Pillow is the second novel in Lian Hearn's popular Tales of the Otori trilogy, published in 2003

Grass for His Pillow is the second novel in Lian Hearn's popular Tales of the Otori trilogy, published in 2003. The events in the novel cover a period of approximately 6 months (from Autumn through to Spring the next year), following directly after those in Across the Nightingale Floor. Kaede slowly recovers from the Kikuta sleep given to her by Takeo, with dreams of the White Goddess: Be patient. He will come for you. Afterwards she travels towards home, accompanied by Shizuka.

Home Lian Hearn Grass for His Pillow. Grass for his pillow, . However, torn between Shigeru’s last commands and the demands of his real father’s family, the Kikuta of the Tribe, Takeo gave up his inheritance and marriage with Kaede, with whom he was deeply in love, to go with the Tribe, feeling himself bound to them by blood and by oath. Otori Shigeru was buried at Terayama, a remote mountain temple in the heart of the Middle Country. After the battles of Inuyama and Kushimoto, Arai visited the temple to pay his respects to his fallen ally and to confirm the new alliances.

Grass for His Pillow is the second novel in Lian Hearn's astonishingly beautiful series inspired by feudal Japan, Tales .

Grass for His Pillow is the second novel in Lian Hearn's astonishingly beautiful series inspired by feudal Japan, Tales of the Otori. In the ancient Oriental lands of the Otori, amidst a time of violent war, famine and treacherous alliances, the fate of the young lovers Otori Takeo and Shirakawa Kaede hangs in the balance. Takeo, heir to the great Otori clan, has pledged his life to the secret Tribe. His supernatural skills of virtual invisibility and acute hearing make him their most deadly assassin

Lian Hearn's TALES OF THE OTORI sold over 4 million copies worldwide.

Lian Hearn's TALES OF THE OTORI sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Now she brings us a story about storytelling, and about love, intrigue and betrayal. Across the Nightingale Floor.

Comments to eBook Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori)
Llathidan
This is the second book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn. This book picks up where the first left off. Takeo leaves Kaede for training under the mysterious Tribe; whose supernatural abilities Takeo has inherited from his father. As his training concludes, and he is asked to take out certain missions, he must ask himself if his loyalties will lie with the Tribe or with the Otori? Kaede meanwhile is left on her own to return home and see what state her family is in. Kaede struggles to consolidate her power and claim the inheritance she was left in a world that is run by men.

This was a fitting second book for this series. It moved along at the steady, descriptive pace of the second book. Although for some reason I found myself getting bored while reading this book. The lush descriptions, while detailed, didn't bring the book to life in the way I hoped they would. I had a little trouble understanding some of the stupid decisions made by Kaede and Takeo along the way. Despite these misgivings, if you liked the first book you must read the second book. It is very much in the same style of the first book and continues the story of Kaede and Takeo. This book definitely builds to a climax preparing you for the war and conflict of the third novel.
Delagamand
One of my favorite reads. The main character is beautifully portrayed in a historical Japanese venue. The writing is superlative and creates detailed scenes easily envisioned. Best of all, though this is part of a series of books, each stands well on it's own. Try a sample; I'm sure you'll want to read all of it.
inform
Rating System:
1 star = abysmal; some books deserve to be forgotten
2 star = poor; a total waste of time
3 star = good; worth the effort
4 star = very good; what writing should be
5 star = fantastic; must own it and share it with others
STORY: From back cover: "Takeo has now been claimed by the Tribe; held by them against his will, he is condemned to work as an assassin. Meanwhile, Shirakawa Kaede must try to unify the domain she has inherited, while fighting off would-be suitors and hoping that Takeo will return to her."
MY FEEDBACK:
1) You don't really need to read the first book to understand this story because the author does enough reflection and backstory to get a reader up to speed. BUT...it is so much better if you do read Across the Nightingale Floor first.
2) The characters of Takeo and Kaede are explored more and we as readers continue our bond and love for them. Kaede plays a much larger role in this book than the first.
3) This second/middle book doesn't seem to suffer from middle-book syndrome but continues with the same strength as the first. The first book resolved enough without having to read this book, but this book definitely sets the stage for interesting events to happen in the 3rd book.
Very little is resolved in this book. This book was truly the rising action of the series making you feel that the climax is just around the corner and me as a reader anxious to get there.
4) The same actors come back to this book to do the voices in this unabridged representation of the book. The acting is very well done and enjoyable throughout.
OVERALL: Fantastic continuation. I can't wait till the end of the trilogy!
PanshyR
I thought this suffered a little from "middle of the trilogy" syndrome. Dramatic events occurred in the first book, along with the introduction of many interesting characters. Here we seem to be in a bit of a holding pattern while everyone catches his breath and waits for the finale.
Part of it was due to the overall intended atmosphere of the book. It is winter and everything slows to a halt--with only plans being made for when the snow clears and major campaigns can now be fought. Part is due to the mysterious Tribe--Takeo is amongst them, but only interacts with a few lower-members, whose relationships with him don't change much. And surprisingly little is revealed about them--save that what we have guessed or learned from the first book. I wanted a bit more of a climatic arc to be had with that part of the story, but it was not to be.
However, the world remains beautifully, even sublimely rendered. And there is that subtle tension that underlies the events, which pulls the reader along. I greatly enjoyed the first book and am content with this, the second book, and wait eagerly for the conclusion to this compelling tale.
Alien
This second book starts slow, like breathing in preparation for meditation but it abruptly ends. It left me yearning for more of Hearn's beautiful and tragic narration of love lost and found. I couldn't help but think that the amazing and most terrible moments of Kaede and Takeo's journey are all packed in book three.
Throw her heart
At this point, I've read all five of these books: the TALES OF THE OTORI trilogy as well as its epilogue and prequel. I read them contiguously and without pause--making sure that, before I finished one book, I had the next in hand. I would recommend the OTORI series for anyone who 1) has a modicum of interest in Japan, 2) likes a breath of magic, 3) enjoys surprise, 4) looks for the quality of nobility in characters, and 5) loves a good read. What's not to like!
Saintrius
I love the author and have read the entire Otori series. Fantastic, I can actually feel I'm in that time period and smelling the cherry blossoms. Excellent writer. Lian Hearn actually pushed me to write my own book and publish it. Thanks Lian!
Listened to the first book using Audible. It presented a very interesting and complex narrative. I have up the audio format because the female narrator was dreadful - Sri I purchased the rest of the series in print. Book 2 has quite a few dead spots. The remind me of cheap filler foods that restaurants add to your entree to make it look more substantial. The key parts of the story are here but they could have been presented without most of the fillers. I felt as though the main purpose of this book was to get me to buy the next one in the series.
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