By Lian Hearn

Grass for His Pillow is the second one booklet in the Tales of the Otori series via Lian Hearn. do not leave out the related series, The story of Shikanoko.

Praised for its epic scope and descriptive element, Across the Nightingale Floor, the 1st book in the stories of the Otori sequence, used to be a world bestseller and demanding luck, named by way of the London Times as "the such a lot compelling novel to were released this year." With Grass for His Pillow, ebook , we go back to the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's creation—a land of harsh attractiveness and misleading appearances.

In a fancy social hierarchy, amid dissembling clans and fractured allegiances, there is not any position for passionate younger love. The orphan Takeo has been condemned to paintings as an assassin—an enforced profession that his father sacrificed his personal existence to flee. in the meantime, Takeo’s liked Shirakawa Kaede, inheritor to the Murayama and on my own on this planet, needs to be able to unify the area she has inherited, as she fights off the advances of would-be suitors and hopes opposed to fading wish that Takeo will go back to her...

Show description

Read Online or Download Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori, Book 2) PDF

Best Adventure books

Isle of Passion: A Novel

In 1908, less than orders to safeguard a tiny, remoted Pacific atoll from an incredible French invasion, Mexican captain Ramón Arnaud, his younger bride, Alicia, and 11 infantrymen and their households set sail for the so-called Isle of ardour. during this dire, forbidding position, a attainable group is created below Ramón's counsel and encouraged via Alicia's commitment. yet they're quickly forgotten through a motherland distracted by way of political upheaval and the 1st rumblings of global warfare I. Left to the mercies of nature and one another—falling sufferer one after the other to sickness, starvation, lust, melancholy, and, eventually, violence—the castaways who stay needs to locate power within the braveness and steadfast resourcefulness of Alicia Arnaud, upon whom their collective survival now depends.

Based on precise occasions, Laura Restrepo's Isle of ardour is a brilliantly rendered and dramatic story of savage human nature—and one woman's selection to overcome a harrowing fate.

King Solomon's Mines: Complete and Unabridged (Puffin Classics)

Touted through its 1885 writer as “the so much impressive tale ever written,” King Solomon’s Mines used to be one of many bestselling novels of the 19th century. H. Rider Haggard’s exciting saga of elephant hunter Allan Quatermain and his look for fabled treasure is greater than simply an experience tale, even though: As Alexandra Fuller explains in her advent, in its brilliant portrayal of the alliances and battles of white colonials and African tribesmen, King Solomon’s Mines “brings us the area of extremes, of the absurdly tall stories and of the illogical loyalty among disparate people who nonetheless informs this a part of the realm.

War of the Werelords (Wereworld)

The epic end to the Wereworld saga! during this exciting finale to the Wereworld saga, secrets and techniques are eventually printed, truths come to gentle, and alliances are established. whereas the battle among the Catlords and the Wolf embroils the Seven nation-states in chaos, Drew needs to take his ultimate stand opposed to the guy who has turn into Lyssia’s deadliest villain: his personal ally, the Boarlord Hector, whose powers of darkish magick are raging uncontrolled.

South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery

Roald Amundsen, “the final of the Vikings,” left his mark at the Heroic period as some of the most winning polar explorers ever. A powerfully equipped guy greater than six toes tall, Amundsen’s occupation of event started on the age of fifteen (he was once born in Norway in 1872 to a family members of service provider sea captains and wealthy send owners); twenty-five years later he was once the 1st guy to arrive either the North and South Poles.

Extra info for Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori, Book 2)

Show sample text content

He gave a shudder as though he have been asleep and simply woken, or as though he were on the earth of the lifeless and been referred to as again by means of the dwelling. He grabbed my shoulders and pulled me towards him, into the lamplight. “Takeo? Can it quite be you? ” He ran his palms over my head, my limbs, as if fearing I have been an apparition, tears trickling down his cheeks. Then he embraced me, cradling my head opposed to his shoulder as though I have been his long-lost son. i'll believe his skinny chest heaving. He pulled again a bit and gazed into my face. “I notion you have been Shigeru. He usually visits me at evening. He stands there within the doorway. i do know what he desires, yet what am i able to do? ” He wiped the tears away along with his sleeve. “You’ve grown like him. It’s really uncanny. the place have you ever been all this time? We notion you, too, should have been murdered, other than that each few weeks a person involves the home searching for you, so we assumed you have been nonetheless alive. ” “I used to be hidden through the Tribe,” I acknowledged, puzzling over how a lot he knew of my history. “First in Yamagata, for the final months in Matsue. I made a cut price with them. They abducted me at Inuyama yet published me to enter the fort and produce Lord Shigeru out. In go back I agreed to go into their provider. you could no longer comprehend that i'm guaranteed to them through blood. ” “Well, I’d assumed it,” Ichiro acknowledged. “Why else might Muto Kenji have grew to become up the following? ” He took my hand and pressed it with emotion. “Everyone is aware the tale of the way you rescued Shigeru and slew Iida in revenge. I don’t brain telling you, I regularly idea he used to be creating a grave mistake adopting you, yet you silenced all my misgivings and paid your whole accounts to him that evening. ” “Not fairly all. The Otori lords betrayed him to Iida and they're nonetheless unpunished. ” “Is that what you've gotten come for? that might deliver relaxation to his spirit. ” “No, i used to be despatched by means of the Tribe. they suspect Lord Shigeru stored files on them they usually are looking to retrieve them. ” Ichiro smiled wryly. “He saved files of many stuff. i am going via them each evening. The Otori lords declare your adoption used to be now not criminal and that besides you're most likely useless, as a result Shigeru has no heirs and his lands needs to revert to the fortress. I’ve been trying to find extra facts so you may perhaps retain what's yours. ” His voice turned more suitable and extra pressing. “You needs to get back, Takeo. part the extended family will aid you for what you probably did in Inuyama. Many suspect that Shigeru’s uncles deliberate his dying and are outraged by means of it. get back and end your revenge! ” Shigeru’s presence was once throughout us. I anticipated him at any second to stroll into the room together with his vigorous step, his openhearted smile, and the darkish eyes that seemed so frank but concealed loads. “I consider I must,” I stated slowly. “I can have no peace except I do. however the Tribe will surely attempt to kill me if I desolate tract them—more than attempt; they won't relaxation until eventually they've got succeeded. ” Ichiro took a deep breath. “I don’t think i've got misjudged you,” he stated. “If i've got, you got here ready to kill me besides. i'm previous, i'm able to flow on.

Rated 4.77 of 5 – based on 15 votes