The Harsh Cry of the Heron

The Harsh Cry of the Heron

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The Harsh Cry of the Heron is the fourth book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn. Don't miss the related series, The Tale of Shikanoko.

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 Lian 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 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.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2007.
Edition: 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781594482571
1594482578
Characteristics: 572 p. ; 21 cm.

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blueroo276
Oct 27, 2016

Somewhat tedious, and I found it difficult to keep track of all the characters.

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mwong
Dec 12, 2011

This is a super THICK book.Even though it is the end of the series, when everyone wants to know what happened to all the characters no one really wants to read such a long book.But this series is very good and is totally worth reading the long books. There are 4 books in the series. This book is really a letdown though,the other books were better which happens in so many series:first few books are strokes of genuis and the others are not. simple as that.

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