By Lian Hearn
In his black-walled castle at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his recognized nightingale flooring. built with beautiful ability, it sings on the tread of every human foot. No murderer can pass it unheard.
The adolescence Takeo has been cited in a distant mountain village one of the Hidden, a reclusive and non secular those that have taught him in simple terms the methods of peace. yet unbeknownst to him, his father used to be a celebrated murderer and a member of the Tribe, an historical community of households with impressive, preternatural talents. whilst Takeo's village is pillaged, he's rescued and followed via the mysterious Lord Otori Shigeru. less than the tutelage of Shigeru, he learns that he too possesses the abilities of the Tribe. And, with this data, he embarks on a trip that might lead him around the famed nightingale floor—and to his personal incredible destiny...
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Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, Book 1) by Lian Hearn