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The Harsh Cry of the Heron

(2006)
(The fourth book in the Tales of the Otori series)
A novel by

 
 
The surprise fourth installment, the epic conclusion of Lian Hearn's beloved, bestselling Tales of the Otori.

The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori is a truly epic novel. It is the rich and satisfying conclusion to the Tales of the Otori series that both completes the characters' lives-prophesied and otherwise-and brilliantly illuminates unexpected aspects of the entire Otori saga. The Harsh Cry of the Heron is the only fitting end to such a stirring series: a book that takes the storytelling achievement of Lian Hearn's fantastic medieval Japanese world to startling new heights of drama and action.

Hearn's Otori series is the best (and only) literary expression of a cultural phenomenon that has swept through cinema (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), comics (manga), and popular culture at large. And, with this book, Hearn delivers in full ninja vs. samurai fashion the kinetic, simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting resolution that the Otori's hundreds of thousands of fans richly deserve-whose epic satisfaction will surely draw even more readers into the fold.

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

September 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 1-4050-9210-6 / 978-1-4050-9210-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori (Tales of the Otori, Book 4)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 1-59448-923-8 / 978-1-59448-923-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron (Tales of the Otori)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 1-5098-3779-5 / 978-1-5098-3779-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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November 2008 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Harsh Cry of the Heron (Tales of the Otori)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 0-7336-2340-9 / 978-0-7336-2340-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Hachette Australia
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2008 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 0-7336-2190-2 / 978-0-7336-2190-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Hatchette
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 0-330-44632-0 / 978-0-330-44632-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori (Tales of the Otori, Book 4)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 1-59448-257-8 / 978-1-59448-257-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 0-330-44961-3 / 978-0-330-44961-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Young Picador
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2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 0-330-44633-9 / 978-0-330-44633-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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September 2006 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron
Author(s): lian-hearn
ISBN: 1-4050-9211-4 / 978-1-4050-9211-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron: Tales of the Otori, Book 4
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron: Tales of the Otori, Book 4
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron: 4
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 1-4890-5219-4 / 978-1-4890-5219-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: ABC Audio
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September 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron: 4
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 1-4890-5220-8 / 978-1-4890-5220-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: ABC Audio
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July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron: Tales of the Otori, Book 4
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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July 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron: Tales of the Otori, Book 4
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron: Tales of the Otori, Book 4
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Harsh Cry of the Heron
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 1-4050-9221-1 / 978-1-4050-9221-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori (Tales of the Otori, Book 4)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
ISBN: 1-59887-067-X / 978-1-59887-067-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron (Tales of the Otori Book 4)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Picador
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September 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori (Tales of the Otori Book 4)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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