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Love, tradition, magic, all mixed into one,
This review is from: Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori Book 1 (Paperback)
This book had me from the minute I picked it up. From the very first pages you feel like you have known Takeo (or Tomasu) all your life and you sympathise with him, and being a quite emotional person, I even cried, and at first you are wary of his rescuer.
All the way through the book you are introduced to new characters and Lian Hearn has an astonishing way of familiarising you with even the most arrogant and selfish people (Iida).
The idea of love at first sight between the two characters (who I will leave unnamed) was dangerous and forbidden and you were anxious to know what would happen, how they would do it!
This is a book I would recommend to anyone of any age from 13+, it explores the beatiful and graceful nature of Japan, and the wars that happen in between the more intricate storylines cannot be credited enough!
An amazing read!!!
I start to read the second book today, Grass for his Pillow, and no doubt I will be hooked once more.