Across the nightingale floor

Others[ edit ] Matsuda Shingen: When his family fall victim to religious persecution at the hands of Lord Iida of the Dairyo clan, he is rescued and adopted by the warrior, Shigeru, of the Otori clan. Language Other novels written about or in Japan Shogun, to name one have tried to successfully capture the way people spoke; saying one thing and meaning another.

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Or the Bivil War? Was his dad Elvis Presley and he looks just like him? I am interested in feudalism. Secondly, the characters act in no way as they would befitting their setting.

Evidently Hearn has no clue about the hierarchy in Japan or how much different it was there than most anywhere else. After Muto Kenji dies, the loyalty of the Tribe clans to Takeo starts to wane. I could hardly contain my excitement and emotion, yet actually to write it was painfully difficult.

Yeah, spending an afternoon researching battles and actual lords would have been so tough. He despises Takeo and antagonizes him whenever he can, especially when Takeo and Yuki become lovers.

Historical Fiction This is not. Realism only goes so far in books. Jared was flipping through the guide book and discovered that Nijo Castle had nightingale floors. Takeo is raised among the Hidden, whose beliefs forbid them to kill.

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And really, if you are going to base a fantasy world off of Japan then it should be pretty similar to it, otherwise why do it? As an old friend of Kaede's from her time in the Noguchi household, he is a Seishuu warlord who rises to power in the void left after Iida Sadamu's death.

If she actually meant everyone fights with poles then The conversations are flat and would fail if they were imitating normal conversation, in that they should be trying for feudal speech they fail astoundingly.

She has been constantly harassed by the guards who wanted to have her. Kenji, after informing Takeo of this, starts to train him in the arts of the Tribe. Takeo's teacher in Hagi. They traveled here, they did this, and we are witness to very few of the actual happenings.

The characters are weak with unoriginal histories that are not spiced up in the least bit. Religion Japan wasn't Christian. Samurai were the dogs of their lords, or daimyo.

I was in Fukuoka when the entire ending of the book fell into place. It isn't emotional, even the character seems to know this, and it isn't realistic. I heard everything but was more or less mute myself.

Why is it Hearn refuses to use the proper names for half of the things she is writing about? They make love for the first time before Takeo returns to battle and kills the other Tohan commanders. Slowly the world of the Otori began to evolve. Shigeru's uncle who, along with his brother, was an advisor to Lord Shigemori Shigeru's father during his reign, then after the Battle of Yaegahara becomes lord of the Otori clan Otori Masahiro: I walked in the mountains behind the arts village, through the rice fields and by the river.

Hearn tries to do this Takeo seeks sanctuary at Terayama, where he is attacked by Akio and Hisao. Either way the dialogue is awful. For this purpose, the opening chapter is set as year 0, which has the side effect of making these numbers equal to Takeo's age at the time.

A marriage is arranged with Shigeru, ostensibly to bring the Otori into alliance, but really to mask his murder.

But this is the least of her offenses. All it does is randomly distract from the story. You just like everyone looking Asian?Across the Nightingale Floor is a historical fantasy novel by English author, Gillian Rubinstein, writing under the pen name Lian Hearn.

It is the first installment of the Tales of the Otori series, which is set in a fictional world based on feudal Japan. Across the Nightingale Floor is a historical fantasy novel by English author, Gillian Rubinstein, writing under the pen name Lian Hearn.

It is the first installment of the Tales of the Otori series, which is set in a fictional world based on feudal Japan. An international bestseller, Across the Nightingale Floor is the first book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian't miss the related series, The Tale of Shikanoko.

In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor/5(). I started writing Across the Nightingale Floor with the four main characters in my head and the opening sentence in Takeo’s voice.

I was in Akiyoshidai International Arts Village in Yamaguchi Prefecture; it was a damp, humid afternoon in September. “The nightingale floor.” Photographs were prohibited in the palace, so I couldn’t record the sound. I can only tell you that when I gently placed my bare foot on the ancient wooden floor, it sang like a nightingale.

Across the Nightingale Floor is such a work-a magical creation of a world beyond time. Set in an imaginary, ancient Japanese society dominated by warring clans, Across the Nightingale Floor is a story of a boy who is suddenly plucked from his life in a remote and peaceful village to find himself a pawn in a political scheme, filled with.

Across the nightingale floor
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