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Lord of the Darkwood

The Tale of Shikanoko, Books 3 & 4
Narrated by: Paul English
Series: The Tale of Shikanoko, Book 3
Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Books 3 and 4 in The Tale of Shikanoko series. The second and final instalment of The Tale of Shikanoko: a bold epic of a fantastical medieval Japan from the creator of the global phenomenon Tales of the Otori, Lian Hearn, whose books have sold over four million copies worldwide.

Against a background of wild forest, elegant castles, hidden temples and savage battlefields, the adventure that began with Emperor of the Eight Islands draws to its thrilling conclusion in Lord of the Darkwood, the second instalment of Lian Hearn's the Tale of Shikanoko.

The rightful emperor is lost. Shikanoko is condemned to live, half-man and half-deer, an outlaw in the Darkwood. Yet the mighty lords who now rule the Eight Islands are prey to suspicion and illness, and drought and famine choke the realm. Only Shikanoko can bring healing, by restoring the preordained ruler to the Lotus Throne. And only one person can bring him back from the Darkwood....

©2016,1985 Lian Hearn Associates Pty Ltd. Poem on p. vii from Kokin Wakashu¯ , The First Imperial Anthology of Japanese Poetry, translated and annotated by Helen Craig McCullough by the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr University. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, Stanford University Press, sup.org. (P)2016 Bolinda

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  • Chenae
  • 09-25-18

Good listen for otori series fans

Was a bit hard to get into but I enjoyed the story. Good read. H