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May 2013 - Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

  • May 28, 2013 · 7:30 PM

From Amazon - In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the 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.

The youth Takeo has been brought up in a remote mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people who have taught him only the ways of peace. But unbeknownst to him, his father was a celebrated assassin and a member of the Tribe, an ancient network of families with extraordinary, preternatural skills. When Takeo's village is pillaged, he is rescued and adopted by the mysterious Lord Otori Shigeru. Under the tutelage of Shigeru, he learns that he too possesses the skills of the Tribe. And, with this knowledge, he embarks on a journey that will lead him across the famed nightingale floor—and to his own unimaginable destiny...

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  • Cassie M.

    Sorry, I didn't finish this one either, so I won't come tonight. But next month I will definitely read!

    May 28, 2013

    • Dane O.

      That's lame. I have something that isn't a melancholy Japanese author this month and you won't be there to vote on it!

      1 · May 28, 2013

    • Cassie M.

      I'm definitely sorry I missed that. :)

      May 29, 2013

  • Janine

    Ugh. sorry guys. the holiday threw off my sense of time and i completely forgot this was tonight. hope you guys enjoyed my suggestion! and if not, thats okay too :)

    May 28, 2013

  • Vishnu F.

    Didn't get a chance to read this one. Will back out.

    May 26, 2013

  • Amy G.

    I won't be back in town until Tuesday night :-( . Have fun!

    May 8, 2013

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