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Hearn, Lian

Overview
Works: 150 works in 1,039 publications in 23 languages and 15,326 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Fantasy fiction  History  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Science fiction  Adventure stories  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PR9619.3.H3725, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lian Hearn
Across the nightingale floor by Lian Hearn( Book )

182 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 2,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Already a sensation around the world, this first book of the Otori Trilogy is a brilliantly imagined, wholly seductive tale of war, passion, and intrigue, evoking the spirit of medieval Japan. It is the 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 treacherous warlords, rivalry and the intensity of first love
Grass for his pillow by Lian Hearn( Book )

116 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adopted by an Otori Lord, orphan Takeo rises to become a closely held member of the Tribe and finds his love for Maruyama heir Shirakawa Kaede challenged by dissembling clans and fractured allegiances
Brilliance of the moon by Lian Hearn( Book )

106 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in an imagined medieval Japan, Hearn takes us deeper into the complexities of the loyalties that bind the novel's characters at birth-the fates from which they cannot escape--Brilliance of the Moon goes beyond its transcendent storytelling in demonstrating how we are shaped by forces outside of our control and yet must forge our own destinies all the same
Heaven's net is wide by Lian Hearn( Book )

65 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the story of spiritual mentor Lord Otori Shigeru, who receives warrior training, forges a relationship with a tribe of mysterious assassins, and meets the Lady Maruyama
The harsh cry of the heron by Lian Hearn( Book )

57 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conclusion to the Tales of the Otori series brings the conflicts of its medieval Japanese characters full circle
Space demons by Lian Hearn( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Andrew, bored with life, becomes obsessed with a mysterious new computer game, which has the power to zap him and his friends into a dangerous world of menacing space warriors
Across the nightingale floor by Lian Hearn( Recording )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takeo, brought up peacefully in a remote Japanese mountain village, learns that his father was a celebrated assassin, and that he, too, possesses extraordinary skills. To resolve split loyalties and his conflicted nature, Takeo embarks on a journey that will lead him to his destiny
Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An epic, fantastical adventure in the mythical Japan, a world inhabited by warriors, assassins, acrobats, ghosts, guardian spirits, demons, horses, and monkeys"--
Blossoms and shadows by Lian Hearn( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the birth of modern Japan, told by Tsuru, a young woman who breaks every stereotype of the Japanese lady. We meet her on the day of her sister's wedding, and soon realise that she will not accept the same domestic role that her sister is about to take on
Lord of the Darkwood by Lian Hearn( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" A self-assured warrior stumbles into a game of Go that turns fatal. An ambitious lord leaves his nephew for dead and seizes his lands. A stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother. A powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne. A woman of the Old People seeks five fathers for her five children, who will go on to found the Spider Tribe and direct the fate of the country. As destiny weaves its tapestry in Lian Hearn's Tale of Shikanoko series, an emotionally rich and compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields in Lord of the Darkwood. The Tale of Shikanoko, Book One: Emperor of the Eight Islands (April 2016) The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Two: Autumn Princess, Dragon Child (June 2016) The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Three: Lord of the Darkwood (August 2016) The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Four: The Tengu's Game of Go (September 2016) "--
Autumn Princess, Dragon Child by Lian Hearn( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A self-assured warrior stumbles into a game of Go that turns fatal. An ambitious lord leaves his nephew for dead and seizes his lands. A stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother. A powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne. A woman of the Old People seeks five fathers for her five children, who will go on to found the Spider Tribe and direct the fate of the country. As destiny weaves its tapestry in Lian Hearn's Tale of Shikanoko series, an emotionally rich and compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields in Autumn Princess, Dragon Child. The Tale of Shikanoko, Book One: Emperor of the Eight Islands (April 2016) The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Two: Autumn Princess, Dragon Child (June 2016) The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Three: Lord of the Darkwood (August 2016) The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Four: The Tengu's Game of Go (September 2016)"--
The Tengu's game of go by Lian Hearn( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Tengu's Game of Go , the final book of Lian Hearn's epic Tale of Shikanoko--all of which will be published in 2016--the rightful emperor is lost; illness and murder give rise to suspicions and make enemies of allies. Unrest rules the country. Only Shika can end the madness by returning the Lotus Throne to its rightful ruler. 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. The Tale of Shikanoko, Book 1: Emperor of the Eight Islands (April 2016); The Tale of Shikanoko, Book 2: Autumn Princess, Dragon Child (June 2016); The Tale of Shikanoko, Book 3: Lord of the Darkwood (August 2016); The Tale of Shikanoko, Book 4: The Tengu's Game of Go (September 2016)
Grass for his pillow by Lian Hearn( Recording )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takeo and Kaede return and must find a way to unite the people of Maruyama. Amidst the political rhetoric, warring clans, and awkward social norms, love has no room to grow. However, the intense feelings that Takeo and Kaede share for each other manages to blossom, shedding light on a secret and forbidden love
Brilliance of the moon by Lian Hearn( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in an imagined medieval Japan, Book Three is a thrilling-and surprising-follow-up to the previous adventures of Takeo and Kaede. Taking us deeper into the complexities of the loyalties that bind the novel's characters at birth-the fates from which they cannot escape-Brilliance of the Moon goes beyond its transcendent storytelling in demonstrating how we are shaped by forces outside of our control and yet must forge our own destinies all the same"--Amazon
Heaven's net is wide by Lian Hearn( Recording )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set before the Tales of the Otori begins, Heaven's Net recounts the life of Lord Otori Shigeru, the series' spiritual warrior-godfather and adoptive father of the Tales' Takeo. We learn about Shigeru's training in the ways of the warrior and feudal lord; his relationship with the Tribe of mysteriously powerful assassins; his fateful meeting with Lady Maruyama, who would become his secret lover; the battle of Yaegahara, where his father is killed; and other turning points that shaped the Tales. The first four volumes gave us only glimpses. Now we are treated to rich detail and more of Hearn's fantastical Japanese world. Gripping and bewitching, Heaven's Net is a new beginning and a grand finale; a story of monumental battles, supreme loyalty, triumphant love, and heartbreak. It ends just before Across the Nightingale Floor begins, bringing the Otori epic full circle
The harsh cry of the heron by Lian Hearn( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conclusion to the Tales of the Otori series brings the conflicts of its medieval Japanese characters full circle
The giant's tooth by Lian Hearn( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Tania finds a giant tooth beside the rock she has named 'the giant's pillow', she decides to play tooth fairy. Suggested level: junior
The harsh cry of the heron by Lian Hearn( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All men have flaws, ' Shizuka said - 'Your father tries to master his, but his nature is divided in a way that Shigeru's was not"--Shigeko shivered suddenly, though the air was still warm - Book 4 in the 'Tales of the Otori' series
The storyteller and his three daughters by Lian Hearn( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo 1884. Sei has devoted his life to storytelling, captivating audiences with his tales. But now he is starting to wonder if the new world has left him behind. Just when he thinks he will never write again, his own life and the lives of the people around him begin to spiral out of control providing the inspiration for the greatest story he has ever told. A story of love, jealousy, intrigue, and betrayal. Set against the background of Japan's first incursions into Korea, Sei offers a wise and witty reflection on the nature of storytelling, its perils and delights, its lies and, ultimately, its truth
Emperor of the eight islands by Lian Hearn( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two rival clans struggling over who will be crowned Emperor of the Eight Islands, in a medieval Japanese country inhabited by warriors, assassins, ghosts and guardian spirits. And as the laws of destiny play out their inexorable drama, so the battle for the Lotus Throne begins
 
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Across the nightingale floor
Alternative Names

controlled identityRubinstein, Gillian

Gillian Rubinstein britische Autorin

Gillian Rubinstein écrivaine britannique

Gillian Rubinstein schrijfster uit Engeland

Gillian Rubinstein scrittrice inglese

Hearn, Lian

Henra, Lian.

Hērna, Liāna

Lian Hearn

Rubinstein, G.

Rubinstein, Gillian.

Rubinstein, Gillian 1942-

Rubinstein, Gillian Margaret 1942-

Τζίλλιαν Ρουμπινστάιν Βρετανή συγγραφέας

Джилиън Рубинщайн

ג'יליאן רובינשטיין

האירן, ליאן 1942-

הרן, ליאן

רובינשטין, ג'ילין

ハーン, リアン

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Grass for his pillowBrilliance of the moonHeaven's net is wideThe harsh cry of the heronSpace demonsAcross the nightingale floorBlossoms and shadowsGrass for his pillow