The long-awaited third installment of the worldwide phenomenon and number-one international bestseller, Tales of the Otori.
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.
A thoroughly gripping read, Brilliance of the Moon is also the most powerful novel in the series – a beautiful, haunting evocation of a time and a place just beyond the reach of an outside world.
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Lian Hearn's real name is Gillian Rubinstein (born 1942 in England). Rubinstein studied modern languages at Oxford University and worked as a film critic and arts editor in London before settling in Australia. A lifelong interest in Japan led to the study of the Japanese language, many trips to Japan, and culminated in the Tales of the Otori series.