Lord of the Darkwood

The Tale of Shikanoko

Lian Hearn

The second and final instalment of 'The Tale of Shikanoko': a bold new epic of a fantastical medieval Japan from the creator of the global phenomenon 'Tales of the Otori'.

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.

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...

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781509812813
Published: 26/01/2017

Lian Hearn

Lian Hearn

Lian Hearn 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.

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