Brilliance of the Moon is Volume 3 in the brilliant and seductive Otori Trilogy.A beautiful, haunting evocation of a time and place just beyond the reach of an outside world, the third and final instalment of the Tales of the Otori transports us once again to a medieval Japan of Hearn's imagination, a land of formal ritual and codes, harsh beauty and deceptive appearance.A thrilling follow-up to Grass for His Pillow and Across the Nightingale Floor, Brilliance of the Moon takes us deeper into the complexities of the loyalties that bind the novel's characters from birth. Filled with adventure and surprising twists of plot and fortune, it also provides a rare glimpse beyond the Three Countries, as outside influences intrude upon this isolated realm.
Lian Hearn, a pseudonym, is the author of many award-winning children's novels, published in Australia and around the world. Born in England. Lian later settled in South Australia with three children, now all grown up. The author has a lifelong interest in Japan.