Tuesday, July 15

Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn

Lian Hearn, the pseudonym of Gillian Margaret Hanson, brings us to feudal Japan with its clans and feudal lords, in a conspirational/political influence story.
The book tells us the story of Takeo, a young boy whose tragic death family by the hands of Iida, the powering evil lord, brings him to the hands of Shigeru. Shigeru, a member of the clan Otori, makes him his son and teaches him the things he never learned. Needless to say that Shigeru is enemy of Iida and so a lot of conspiration is between them. But Takeo is not just a simple boy...he has more on his sleeves.
Somewhere on a castle being prisoner is Kaede the lady of this story...but no plain lady I assure you.
I'm currently on the second book, of a total of 3+1, and the story is captivating, besides it's in an epoque of such heroicity and honour...of mighty swords and unforgettable battles...and also of unbearable love.
Excellent book to refresh our minds adn to enjoy page by page.

1 comment:

Uruk Riot said...

Sou gajo para ler isso... Assim de repente não me ocorre porquê...