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Is part of Tales of the Otori Lian Hearn , 2002 series - author novel (number 4 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 The Harsh Cry of the Heron
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'Thanks to his enlightened leadership, 15 years of peace and prosperity have passed since Otori Takeo united the Three Countries, but his enemies continue to plot their revenge—including the Tribe, a ninja-like group of assassins, and the duplicitous Lord Zenko, one of Takeo's retainers. Perhaps the greatest threat, however, is the prophecy of a holy woman that Takeo will die only at his son's hand; his only son, an unacknowledged bastard, is being raised by his sworn enemy Kikuta Akio, the head of a Tribe family. With his beautiful (and legitimate) daughter and heir Shigeko by his side, Takeo must navigate these treacherous shoals to save his lands and his legacy from destruction'. (Publisher's blurb)

Australian Popular Medievalism

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Reference: Indirect
Importance: High
Note: Asian medievalism

Notes

  • Sequel to Tales of the Otori series.
  • Dedication: For J.
  • Epigraph: The sound of the Gion Shoja bells echoes the impermanence of all things.
    The colour of the sala flowers reveals the truth that the prosperous must decline.
    The proud do not endure, they are like a dream on a spring night;
    The mighty fall at last, they are as dust before the wind.
    The Tale of the Heike, translated by Helen Craig McCullough.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2006 .
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      Extent: 718p.
      ISBN: 0733621260, 9780733621260
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Riverhead Books ,
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      Extent: 506p.
      ISBN: 1594489238 (hbk)
    • London,
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      Macmillan ,
      2006 .
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      Extent: 632p.
      ISBN: 9781405092104 (hbk), 1405092114 (pbk), 1405092106 (hbk), 9781405092111 (pbk)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2007 .
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      Extent: xi, 718p.p.
      ISBN: 0733621902 (pbk), 9780733621901 (pbk)
    • London,
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      Young Picador ,
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      Extent: 630p.
      ISBN: 9780330449618 (pbk), 0330449613 (pbk)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2008 .
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      Extent: ix, 718p.p.
      ISBN: 9780733623400 (pbk)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2016 .
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      Extent: 656p.
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      • Published: 27th January 2016

      ISBN: 9780733635250
Language: Indonesian
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      Matahati ,
      2006 .
      Extent: 744p.
      ISBN: 9791141053

Works about this Work

[Review] The Harsh Cry of the Heron Mia Macrossan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 21 no. 1 2007; (p. 24)

— Review of The Harsh Cry of the Heron Lian Hearn , 2006 single work novel
[Review] The Harsh Cry of the Heron Lyn Linning , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 21 no. 5 2006; (p. 41)

— Review of The Harsh Cry of the Heron Lian Hearn , 2006 single work novel
'A Tour de Force of Pure Storytelling' Mark McCann , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 October 2006; (p. 33)

— Review of The Harsh Cry of the Heron Lian Hearn , 2006 single work novel
Feudal Fantasy of a Superior Kind Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 October 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of The Harsh Cry of the Heron Lian Hearn , 2006 single work novel
Asian Flavour in Recipe for Global Fantasy Success Colin Steele , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 October 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of The Harsh Cry of the Heron Lian Hearn , 2006 single work novel ; Kered's Crown Kaaren Sutcliffe , 2006 single work novel ; The Silver Road Grace Dugan , 2006 single work novel ; Weather Witch Cecilia Dart-Thornton , 2006 single work novel ; White Tiger Kylie Chan , 2006 single work novel ; Torments of the Traitor Ian Irvine , 2006 single work novel
[Review] The Harsh Cry of the Heron Stefen Brazulaitis , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 86 no. 2 2006; (p. 33)

— Review of The Harsh Cry of the Heron Lian Hearn , 2006 single work novel
Fantasy Joseph Catanzaro , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 October vol. 124 no. 6542 2006; (p. 70)

— Review of The Harsh Cry of the Heron Lian Hearn , 2006 single work novel
The Solace of Hope Katharine England , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 October 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of The Harsh Cry of the Heron Lian Hearn , 2006 single work novel
Asian Flavour in Recipe for Global Fantasy Success Colin Steele , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 October 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of The Harsh Cry of the Heron Lian Hearn , 2006 single work novel ; Kered's Crown Kaaren Sutcliffe , 2006 single work novel ; The Silver Road Grace Dugan , 2006 single work novel ; Weather Witch Cecilia Dart-Thornton , 2006 single work novel ; White Tiger Kylie Chan , 2006 single work novel ; Torments of the Traitor Ian Irvine , 2006 single work novel
Feudal Fantasy of a Superior Kind Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 October 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of The Harsh Cry of the Heron Lian Hearn , 2006 single work novel
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