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The Harsh Cry of the Heron
Author: Lian Hearn

ISBN: 9780733635250
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 27 January 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7 x 5.2
FOUR MILLION COPIES SOLD. In 40 languages. One of the most thrilling series of our time.

Enter the feudal world of the Otori - filled with magic, treachery and intrigue - inspired by medieval Japan and created by acclaimed Australian author, Lian Hearn.

Now released with stunning new cover artwork, The Harsh Cry of the Heron is Book 4 in the five-part Tales of the Otori series.

Lord Otori Takeo and his consort Kaede have ruled for over sixteen years. The Three Countries are rich, peaceful and prosperous. The sacred birds, the Houou, nest at Terayama and a fabled creature, the Kirin, has appeared on their shores. Heaven seems to smile on them.

Yet their very success has drawn them to the attention of the distant Emperor and his general, the warlord Saga Hideki, who covet the wealth of the Three Countries, especially Takeo's heir, his eldest daughter Shigeko, now of marriageable age. At the same time, the renegade Tribe family, the Kikuta, seek revenge on Takeo for the murder of their leader. Everything Takeo and Kaede have achieved is threatened.

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