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Across the Nightingale Floor 1

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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Gillian Rubenstein (1942 - )

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miss_tibbles December 25th, 2007 12:07 PM PST

Gillian Rubenstein is an Australian author best known for the "Tales of the Otori" series, written under the pseudonym Lian Hearn.
The series consists of a trilogy (consisting of "Across the Nightingale Floor", "Grass for His Pillow" and "Brilliance of the Moon") which follows the hero, Takeo, from when he is 16 until when he is 19. The fourth book, "The Harsh Cry of the Heron", takes place 16 years later. The final book, "Heaven's Net is Wide", is actually a prequel and covers the events before the trilogy opens, focusing on Shigeru, who is the rightful ruler of the Otori in "Across the Nightingale Floor".

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