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Orphan Warriors

(2019)
(The first book in the Children of the Otori series)
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Orphan warriors fight for survival in a brutal medieval world in this fantastically thrilling adventure that continues the multi-million-copy-selling Tales of the Otori series.

'It was as if they were pieces on a board which had been kicked over, each scattered in the dirt and alone.'

Orphaned or left fatherless: such is the fate of many children of the Otori and the Tribe. Sunaomi and Chikara, sons of Arai Zenko, also carry the burden of their father's treachery, but their aunt, Kaede, is able to save their lives on condition they become novice monks and never leave the temple at Terayama. Sunaomi has been brought up as a warrior, yet his grandmother is Muto Shizuka. He cannot escape that he is also a child of the Tribe. As he discovers unimagined talents within himself he comes up against Hisao, Takeo's son, the ghostmaster, as well as Saga Hideki, the most powerful warlord in the realm, the Emperor's General.

Taking place in the magical medieval world of Tales of the Otori and following on from The Harsh Cry of the Heron,Orphan Warriors is a coming-of-age adventure story in a human world of courage and sacrifice, behind which always hovers a supernatural world of danger and dread.

Genre: Fantasy

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Audio Editions

January 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Orphan Warriors: Children of the Otori, Book 1
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


January 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Orphan Warriors: Children of the Otori, Book 1
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Orphan Warriors: Children of the Otori, Book 1
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Orphan Warriors: Children of the Otori Book 1 (Tales of the Otori)
Author(s): Lian Hearn
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon AU