Now Lian Hearn has gone back in time, to 300 years before the Otori series, to create a new saga that explores the bitter feud of two rival clans as they each seek to have their own champion crowned Emperor of the Eight Islands. Full of treachery and deceit, and rich in sorcery and adventure, it's an intricate tale that explores a world where nothing is quite as it seems.
Emperor of the Eight Islands is actually books 1 and 2 in the series, with books 3 and 4 to be published in August 2016 as Lord of the Darkwood.
Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands (#1 & 2 The Tale of Shikanoko)
Author: Lian Hearn
Publisher: Hachette, $29.99 RRP
Publication Date: March 2016
For ages: 16+
Type: Young Adult Fiction