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y Across the Nightingale Floor single work   novel   fantasy   young adult  
Is part of Tales of the Otori Lian Hearn 2002 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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'In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the murderous warlord, Iida Sadamu, surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard. Brought up in a remote mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people, Takeo has learned only the ways of peace. Why, then, does he possess the deadly skills that make him so valuable to the sinister Tribe? These supernatural powers will lead him to his violent destiny within the walls of Inuyama - and to an impossible longing for a girl who can never be his. His journey is one of revenge and treachery, honour and loyalty, beauty and magic, and the passion of first love.' (Source: Publisher's website)

Australian Popular Medievalism

This text has been selected for the Australian Popular Medievalism dataset.
Reference: Indirect
Importance: High
Note: Asian medievalism.

Notes

  • Dedication: For E
  • Listed in The New York Times Book Review's list of Notable Books for 2002.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording (English and Swedish), large print.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese setting and has been translated into Chinese and Japanese.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Extent: 287p.
      ISBN: 1573222259
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      Macmillan , 2002 .
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      Extent: 294p.
      ISBN: 1405000325
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hodder Headline , 2003 .
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      Extent: 306p.
      Description: map.
      ISBN: 0733615651 (pbk.)
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    y Tales of the Otori Trilogy Lian Hearn , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2004 Z1662407 2004 selected work novel fantasy Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2004
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      Extent: 276p.
      ISBN: 9780330446952 (pbk.)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2008 .
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      Extent: xiii, 343, 15p.p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 9780733623370
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2016 .
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      Extent: 384p.
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      • Published: 27th January 2016
      ISBN: 9780733635229
Alternative title: La leggenda di otori
Language: Italian
    • Milan,
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      Oscar Mondadori , 2002 .
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      Extent: 286p.
      Reprinted: 2005
      ISBN: 8804509538

Works about this Work

Ernie Tucker on Books Ernie Tucker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 49 no. 2 2014; (p. 98-112)

— Review of Snigger James on Grey Mark Svendsen 1999 single work novel ; Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray 2002 single work children's fiction
Two Sides to the Question : For Ed Wright , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 March 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Two Sides to the Question : Against Susan Wyndham , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 March 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Re-Membering the Self : Psychoanalytic Theory and Subjectivity in Adolescent Fiction Cathy Sly , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , May vol. 14 no. 1 2004; (p. 40-48)
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn Cristina Pase , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 11 no. 1 2003; (p. 3)
Untitled Mia Macrossan , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 17 no. 1 2003; (p. 23-24)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Untitled Bill Congreve , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 31 2003; (p. 143-144)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Modesty and the Marketing Machine Jane Sullivan , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 7 July 2002; (p. 8)
As If By Magic Susan Wyndham , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 August 2002; (p. 6-7)
Untitled John Cohen , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 46 no. 4 2002; (p. 32)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Turning Japanese Katharine England , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 31 August 2002; (p. 11)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Sword and Honour Thuy On , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 September 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Compelling Feudal Fantasy Terry Dowling , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 September 2002; (p. 13)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Dux of the Class Taught by Revenge Lian Hearn , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 September 2002; (p. 11)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Wrong Target Marion Halligan , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 September 2002; (p. 6)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
A Story that Sings Tom Austen , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 October 2002; (p. 16)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Untitled Lyn Linning , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 17 no. 4 2002; (p. 41)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Science Fiction Gerald Jonas , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 13 October vol. 107 no. 41 2002; (p. 29)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Crafted with Exotic Allure Ben Naparstek , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 November 2002; (p. 18)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Untitled John Cohen , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 46 no. 4 2002; (p. 32)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Untitled Mia Macrossan , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 17 no. 1 2003; (p. 23-24)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Untitled Bill Congreve , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 31 2003; (p. 143-144)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Two Sides to the Question : For Ed Wright , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 March 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Two Sides to the Question : Against Susan Wyndham , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 March 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Turning Japanese Katharine England , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 31 August 2002; (p. 11)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Sword and Honour Thuy On , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 September 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Compelling Feudal Fantasy Terry Dowling , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 September 2002; (p. 13)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Dux of the Class Taught by Revenge Lian Hearn , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 September 2002; (p. 11)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Wrong Target Marion Halligan , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 September 2002; (p. 6)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
A Story that Sings Tom Austen , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 October 2002; (p. 16)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Untitled Lyn Linning , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 17 no. 4 2002; (p. 41)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Science Fiction Gerald Jonas , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 13 October vol. 107 no. 41 2002; (p. 29)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Crafted with Exotic Allure Ben Naparstek , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 November 2002; (p. 18)

— Review of Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel
Ernie Tucker on Books Ernie Tucker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 49 no. 2 2014; (p. 98-112)

— Review of Snigger James on Grey Mark Svendsen 1999 single work novel ; Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 2002 single work novel ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray 2002 single work children's fiction
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn Cristina Pase , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 11 no. 1 2003; (p. 3)
Re-Membering the Self : Psychoanalytic Theory and Subjectivity in Adolescent Fiction Cathy Sly , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , May vol. 14 no. 1 2004; (p. 40-48)
Modesty and the Marketing Machine Jane Sullivan , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 7 July 2002; (p. 8)
As If By Magic Susan Wyndham , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 August 2002; (p. 6-7)
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