Emperor of the Eight Islands (Tale of the Shikanoko #1) (Compact Disc)

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By Lian Hearn, Neil Shah (Narrated by)
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In the opening pages of the action-packed Book One of Lian Hearn's epic Tale of Shikanoko a future lord is dispossessed of his birthright by a scheming uncle, a mountain sorcerer imbues a mask with the spirit of a great stag for a lost young man, a stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother, and a powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne, the child who is the rightful heir to the emperor barely escaping the capital in the arms of his sister. And that is just the beginning. As destiny weaves its rich tapestry, a compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields. This is the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's imagination, where animal spirits clash with warriors and children navigate a landscape as serene as it is deadly.

About the Author

Lian Hearnwas born in England, educated at Oxford, and is currently living in Australia. She has a lifelong interest in Japan, has lived there, and studies Japanese. Lian is the author of the bestselling series Tales of the Otori."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781681681528
ISBN-10: 1681681528
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: April 26th, 2016
Language: English
Series: Tale of the Shikanoko