Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn audiobook

Emperor of the Eight Islands

By Lian Hearn
Read by Neil Shah

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio

The Tale of Shikanoko Series: Book 1

6.45 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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In the opening pages of the action-packed Book One of Lian Hearn’s epic Tale of Shikanoko a future lord is dispossessed of his birthright by a scheming uncle, a mountain sorcerer imbues a mask with the spirit of a great stag for a lost young man, a stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother, and a powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne, the child who is the rightful heir to the emperor barely escaping the capital in the arms of his sister. And that is just the beginning. As destiny weaves its rich tapestry, a compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields. This is the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn’s imagination, where animal spirits clash with warriors and children navigate a landscape as serene as it is deadly.

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In the opening pages of the action-packed Book One of Lian Hearn’s epic Tale of Shikanoko a future lord is dispossessed of his birthright by a scheming uncle, a mountain sorcerer imbues a mask with the spirit of a great stag for a lost young man, a stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother, and a powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne, the child who is the rightful heir to the emperor barely escaping the capital in the arms of his sister. And that is just the beginning. As destiny weaves its rich tapestry, a compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields. This is the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn’s imagination, where animal spirits clash with warriors and children navigate a landscape as serene as it is deadly.

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Author Bio: Lian Hearn

Author Bio: Lian Hearn

Lian Hearn, a pseudonym for the writer Gillian Rubinstein, was born in England, currently lives in Australia, and has had a lifelong interest in Japan.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 6.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English