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Heaven's Net Is Wide

Lian Hearn

The prequel to the beloved Otori tales both completes and introduces the series while standing firmly on its own, recounting a mythical, medieval world of ninjas and samurais. As Tolkien's The Silmarillion is to The Lord of the Rings, Lian Hearn's Heaven's Net Is Wide is the backstory fans have been yearning for. 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 prequel to the beloved Otori tales both completes and introduces the series while standing firmly on its own, recounting a mythical, medieval world of ninjas and samurais. As Tolkien's The Silmarillion is to The Lord of the Rings, Lian Hearn's Heaven's Net Is Wide is the backstory fans have been yearning for. 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.
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The prequel to the beloved Otori tales both completes and introduces the series while standing firmly on its own, recounting a mythical, medieval world of ninjas and samurais. As Tolkien's The Silmarillion is to The Lord of the Rings, Lian Hearn's Heaven's Net Is Wide is the backstory fans have been yearning for. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

J. Paul Boehmer, Julia Fletcher

Length:

17h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:27


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

52:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

31:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

32:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

27:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:18:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

38:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

42:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

26:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

51:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

19:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

31:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

23:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:38