Emperor of the Eight Islands : The Tale of Shikanoko

  • by Lian Hearn
  • Narrated by Neil Shah
  • Series: The Tale of Shikanoko
  • 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An ambitious warrior leaves his nephew for dead and seizes his lands. A stubborn father forces his younger son to give up his wife to his older brother. A woman of the Old People seeks five fathers for her five children, the Spider Tribe, born from cocoons. A powerful priest trains a young disciple, Shikanoko, who has been made a sorcerer against his will. An intricate tapestry has been woven for two rival clans to enter a savage battle over who will be crowned emperor of the Eight Islands.
In an extraordinary story seething with intrigue, adventure and love, Lian Hearn masterfully brings to life a mythical Japanese world inhabited by assassins, ghosts, spirits, deer and monkeys. A spellbinding new work from the author of Across the Nightingale Floor.


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some unfortunate audio bugs throughout

I enjoyed the book but throughout the recording there are times when the words are hard to understand or simply missing makeing some sentences confusing.
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- Kai

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-06-2016
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.