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Is part of Tales of the Otori Lian Hearn , 2002 series - author novel (number 5 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Heaven's Net Is Wide
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'Heaven's Net Is Wide is the new beginning to the celebrated Tales of the Otori, the prequel that reveals the full story of Lord Otori Shigeru, the figure who has presided in both life and death over the entire series, the man who represents the true spirit of the Otori Clan. As the story opens, the young Shigeru, heir to the clan, is eager to assert his authority and to face down treachery from within his own family and hostility from the far corners of the Three Countries. His noble education and training as a warrior have prepared him for leadership and combat, but can anything prepare him for the terrible consequences of loss and defeat? As his youthful determination pushes the Otori inexorably toward war with the rival Tohan Clan and their ruthless, scheming warlord, Iida Sadamu, fate appears to have some difficult lessons in store for Shigeru. Shigeru's life is under constant threat, but just as he is surrounded by implacable enemies, he is also supported by loyal allies, such as Lady Murayama, the only woman rule in the Three Countries. And he has friends among the Tribe, the clandestine network of assassins who not only will protect him but also will reveal the existence of a boy in a remote mountain village - a boy who belongs to the secret sect known as the Hidden, a boy who might prove to be vital to the future of the Otori.' (Source: Book jacket)

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Reference: Indirect
Importance: High
Note: Asian medievalism

Notes

  • Prequel to the Tales of the Otori series.
  • Dedication: For R.
  • Epigraph: Heaven's net is wide, but its mesh is fine. tenmou kaikai so ni shite morasazu - Lao Tsu
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Riverhead Books ,
      2007 .
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      Extent: 484p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 9781594489532
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Macmillan ,
      2007 .
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      Extent: 578p.p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 9780230013971 (hbk.)
Alternative title: Och himlens vida väv
Language: Swedish

Works about this Work

[Review] Heaven's Net Is Wide Mia Macrossan , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 1 2008; (p. 27)

— Review of Heaven's Net Is Wide Lian Hearn , 2007 single work novel
Martial Arts Chad Habel , 2007-2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 297 2007-2008; (p. 33)

— Review of Heaven's Net Is Wide Lian Hearn , 2007 single work novel ; Blue Dragon Kylie Chan , 2007 single work novel
[Review] Heaven's Net Is Wide Jeanette Stuart Lindsay , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , 9 - 22 November no. 329 2007; (p. 30)

— Review of Heaven's Net Is Wide Lian Hearn , 2007 single work novel
A Strong Hero Shines Ed Wright , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 October 2007; (p. 34)

— Review of Heaven's Net Is Wide Lian Hearn , 2007 single work novel
Hearn Casts Her Net Wider Ronni Phillips , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 September 2007; (p. 13)
Magical Escape Lucy Clark , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 16 September 2007; (p. 18)

— Review of Heaven's Net Is Wide Lian Hearn , 2007 single work novel ; Tales of the Otori Lian Hearn , 2002 series - author novel
Off the Shelf Lorien Kaye , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 September 2007; (p. 28)

— Review of Heaven's Net Is Wide Lian Hearn , 2007 single work novel
A Strong Hero Shines Ed Wright , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 October 2007; (p. 34)

— Review of Heaven's Net Is Wide Lian Hearn , 2007 single work novel
[Review] Heaven's Net Is Wide Jeanette Stuart Lindsay , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , 9 - 22 November no. 329 2007; (p. 30)

— Review of Heaven's Net Is Wide Lian Hearn , 2007 single work novel
Martial Arts Chad Habel , 2007-2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 297 2007-2008; (p. 33)

— Review of Heaven's Net Is Wide Lian Hearn , 2007 single work novel ; Blue Dragon Kylie Chan , 2007 single work novel
Hearn Casts Her Net Wider Ronni Phillips , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 September 2007; (p. 13)
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