The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori

The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori

by Lian Hearn

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The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori by Lian Hearn

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594482571
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/05/2007
Series: Tales of the Otori Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 506,199
Product dimensions: 5.11(w) x 7.99(h) x 1.32(d)
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lian Hearn is the pseudonym for the writer Gillian Rubinstein, currently living in Australia, who has a lifelong interest in Japan, has lived there, and speaks Japanese. All five books in the Tales of the Otori series—Across the Nightingale Floor, Grass for His Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon, The Harsh Cry of the Heron, and Heaven's Net is Wide—are available now from Riverhead Books.  Don't miss the related series, The Tale of Shikanoko.

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Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
DrOrigami More than 1 year ago
Clearly set in a fantasy feudal Japan, this is the final story to cap off the previous Otori trilogy. I hated to see it end. The characters are almost like family at this stage. Not to be read without first reading the trilogy, which of course you must. I love this series! There are references that bring you up to date but I think only as reminders. Don't start with this one! Can't give away any of the story, but there is plenty of action and suspense. Things aren't to be taken for granted. If you like the others, you'll like this one.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing series! You can feel the emotions going through every character and you will smile and cry with them as the story goes. You won't be able to put this book down.
Zues More than 1 year ago
I am still reading this one. Hoping that it leaves an opportunity for its continuation!