Book List in Order: 14 titles


  • The Tales of the Otori does for medieval Japan what Game of Thrones does for medieval Europe.The bitter struggles of the Tribe and the clans have left many children orphaned. Among them are Sunaomi and Chikara, sons of Arai Zenko, who face death afte...



  • A new generation, a relentless enmity.As a boy, Arai Sunaomi was known as the Miracle Child and crossed between the worlds to walk among the dead. Now he has put aside his past to follow the way of the warrior. His aunt, Kaede, is considering making ...



  • An epic four-volume adventure in mythical medieval Japan: a world of warriors and assassins, demons and spirits In The Tengu’s Game of Go, the final book of Lian Hearn's epic Tale of Shikanoko--all of which will be published in 2016--the rightfu...



  • Shikanoko, at what should be a warrior’s hour of greatest triumph, turns his back on those around him, in mourning for a secret love . . . The Spider Tribe, spurned by their guardian, explore the extent of their powers and ruthless ambitions . ....



  • Shikanoko has been humbled by failure, and his once clear destiny has become clouded . . . The Autumn Princess and the boy who is the true emperor are fugitives in the forest, alone and unprotected . . . In the mountain sorcerer’s hut a new g...



  • "His Kakuta Hands" was published in the anthology Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues. About this story, author Lian Hearn says, "'His Kikuta Hands' is set in Maruyama, the farthest city to the west in the Three Countries. It...



  • In the opening pages of the action-packed Book One of Lian Hearn's epic Tale of Shikanoko series--all of which will be published in 2016--a future lord is dispossessed of his birthright by a scheming uncle, a mountain sorcerer imbues a mask with the ...



  • From the author of the international best-selling Tales of the Otori comes a new story about the seduction and peril of stories themselves: the power they hold over their tellers and listeners, and the way they can shape both the past and the future....



  • Heaven's Net Is Wide is the new first volume of the now complete Tales of the Otori- prequel to Across the Nightingale Floor, the book that first introduced Hearn's mythical, medieval Japanese world. This is the story of Lord Otori Shigeru-who has pr...







  • A dazzling saga of warfare and sacrifice, passionate revenge, treacherous betrayal, and unconquerable love, The Harsh Cry of the Heron takes the storytelling achievement of Hearn's fantastic medieval Japanese world to startling new heights of drama a...




  • A beautiful, haunting evocation of the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's imagination, this thrilling follow-up to Grass for His Pillow and Across the Nightingale Floor takes us deeper into the complex loyalties that bind its characters from birth. Fille...



  • Praised for its epic scope and descriptive detail, Across the Nightingale Floor, the first book of the Tales of the Otori, was an international bestseller and critical success, named by the London Times as "the most compelling novel to have been publ...



  • An international bestseller, Across the Nightingale Floor is the first book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn. Don't miss the related series, The Tale of Shikanoko.In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surve...


Complete Series List in Order

Children of the Otori

1) Orphan Warriors (Sep-2020)
2) Sibling Assassins (Sep-2020)

Tale of Shikanoko

1) Emperor of the Eight Islands (May-2016)
2) Autumn Princess, Dragon Child (Jun-2016)
3) Lord of the Darkwood (Aug-2016)
4) The Tengu's Game of Go (Oct-2016)

Tales of the Otori

1) Across the Nightingale Floor (Sep-2002)
2) Grass for His Pillow (Aug-2003)
3) Brilliance of the Moon (Jun-2004)
4) The Harsh Cry of the Heron (Aug-2006)
5) Heaven's Net is Wide (Sep-2007)