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Heaven's Net Is Wide [Audio]
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Lian Hearn is the pseudonym of a writer-born in England, educated at Oxford, currently living in Australia-who has a lifelong interest in Japan, has lived there, and studies Japanese. She is the author of the bestselling series Tales of the Otori. Paul Boehmer is a seasoned actor who has appeared on Broadway, film, and television, including The Thomas Crown Affair and All My Children. Coinciding with another of his passions, sci-fi, Paul has been cast in various roles in many episodes of Star Trek. Coming soon...

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Set in a brutal and breathtaking feudal Japan, this lyrical and moving prequel to Hearn's Tales of the Otori and also the fifth and final entry in this epic chronicle of ruthless warlords and ill-fated love (after 2006's The Harsh Cry of the Heron), focuses on the early life of Otori Shigeru, the young heir to the Otori clan. Raised in a strictly hierarchical society that reveres loyalty and honor, the adolescent Shigeru witnesses firsthand how treachery and duplicity play an integral role in the deaths of thousands of Otori warriors, the bloody annihilation of his family and, inevitably, his complete and utter degradation. As a dispossessed heir, Shigeru finds strength and retributive inspiration in the teachings of his former mentor, warrior-monk Matsuda Shingen, and in his illicit relationship with the resourceful Lady Maruyama, whose life has also been devastated by the Tohan. Equal parts historical fiction, high fantasy and revelatory Taoist fable, the now complete Tales of the Otori is a saga to be treasured. (July) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

" The Otori saga gets better with each book." -- Booklist
" Lian Hearn has created a world I anticipate returning to with pleasure." -- New York Times
& quot; The Otori saga gets better with each book.& quot; & #8212; Booklist
& quot; Lian Hearn has created a world I anticipate returning to with pleasure.& quot; & #8212; New York Times
"The Otori saga gets better with each book."--Booklist
"Lian Hearn has created a world I anticipate returning to with pleasure."--New York Times
"lyrical and moving..." "Equal parts historical fiction, high fantasy and revelatory Taoist fable, the now complete Tales of the Otori is a saga to be treasured."--"Publishers Weekly"
Her feeling for the place and its past is apparent here, as in all the books. - The Washington Post

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