Autumn Princess, Dragon Child by Lian Hearn
Book 2 in the Tale of Shikanoko (The Tale of Shikanoko series)

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...at the end, when I’d almost sunk into a stupor, a books worth of action gets crammed into a little space as all hell breaks loose. Given how this book and I didn’t click, I’m not sure I’m up for going on.
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Synopsis

A self-assured warrior stumbles into a game of Go that turns fatal. An ambitious lord leaves his nephew for dead and seizes his lands. A stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother. A powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne. A woman of the Old People seeks five fathers for her five children, who will go on to found the Spider Tribe and direct the fate of the country.

As destiny weaves its tapestry in Lian Hearn's Tale of Shikanoko series, an emotionally rich and compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields in Autumn Princess, Dragon Child.

The Tale of Shikanoko, Book One: Emperor of the Eight Islands (April 2016)
The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Two: Autumn Princess, Dragon Child (June 2016)
The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Three: Lord of the Darkwood (August 2016)
The Tale of Shikanoko, Book Four: The Tengu's Game of Go (September 2016)

 

About Lian Hearn

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Lian Hearn was born in England and has had a lifelong interest in Japan, where she has lived there and speaks Japanese.
 
Published June 7, 2016 by FSG Originals. 289 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Above average
on Apr 13 2016

Even those immune to the charms of fantasy and operatic tribal warfare can admire Hearn’s skill at juggling so many characters who defy fairy-tale simplicity.

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Below average
Reviewed by Jayne on Jun 19 2016

...at the end, when I’d almost sunk into a stupor, a books worth of action gets crammed into a little space as all hell breaks loose. Given how this book and I didn’t click, I’m not sure I’m up for going on.

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