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Emperor of the Eight Islands

(2016)
(The first book in the Tale of Shikanoko series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands (The Tale of Shikanoko)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 1-5098-1247-4 / 978-1-5098-1247-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands (The Tale of Shikanoko)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 1-5098-1279-2 / 978-1-5098-1279-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands: The Tale of Shikanoko, Books 1 & 2
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 1-5098-1278-4 / 978-1-5098-1278-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands: Book 1 in the Tale of Shikanoko (The Tale of Shikanoko series)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 0-374-53631-7 / 978-0-374-53631-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: FSG Originals
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   


June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands: The Tale of Shikanoko, Books 1 & 2
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


June 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands: The Tale of Shikanoko, Books 1 & 2
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands: The Tale of Shikanoko, Books 1 & 2
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands (Tale of the Shikanoko)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 1-68168-152-8 / 978-1-68168-152-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


April 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands (The Tale of Shikanoko Book 1)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands: Book 1 in the Tale of Shikanoko (The Tale of Shikanoko series)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: FSG Originals
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA