Tales of the Otori, Book One: Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
Being a bibliophile and not having a favorite book usually seems a little odd to people. So, when someone pushed me the other day to name one, i thought long and hard about it, and i picked three books! Ha! The Otori Tales are a trilogy, a sequel and prequel were added later.
The prequel is good.
The Otori Trilogy is my favorite because it had everything in it that all the great stories have; action, adventure, romance, politics, assassins, magic/superpowers, love, loss, revenge, mystery, power struggles, war, secrets, clans, and a few more that i can't remember right now ;) it's epic, it's intimate, and is told in beautiful detail.
You may not believe that one story could have all this and still be a great story without the reader getting confused in made up languages and peoples, but it's actually an easy read (There are no made up languages in these books, just to clarify:)
It is followed by Grass For His Pillow
Read them, they're amazing! Hope you like them! Enjoy!
Slán go fóill!