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Grass for His Pillow

Posted by spragujs on March 21, 2012

Grass for His Pillow cover artIn Grass for His Pillow, Lian Hearn’s second Tales of the Otori novel:

…We return to the story of Takeo (the young orphan taken up by the Otori Lord and now a closely held member of the Tribe) and his beloved Shirakawa Kaede, heir to the Maruyama, who must find a way to unify the domain she has inherited. In a complex social hierarchy, amid dissembling clans and fractured alliances, there is no place for passionate love. Yet Takeo and Kaede, drawing on their unusual talents and hidden strengths, find ways both to nurture their intense personal bond and to honor the best interests of their people.  (Blurb from

This novel was definitely a bit of a filler novel for me as far as plot goes, however the growth of Takeo and Kaede in particular dominate this novel.  Both go through a bit of finding themselves as well as each other.  The novel definitely sets up the trials these two will face in the next novels.

The readers are the same and have the same wonderful characterizations as well as the same flaw as mentioned previously.

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