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Tales of the Otori

Lian Hearn

2002

Tales of the Otori is a series of historical fantasy novels featuring an orphan and adoptee, Otori Takeo,

The series is set in medieval Japan and was written for young adults by English-born Australian writer, Gillian Rubenstein under the pen name Lian Hearn.

Otori Takeo was born in a small village that is destroyed by warriors. Takeo is rescued by a warrior of the Otori Clan, Shigeu, who adopts the boy and trains him to become a warrior.

Tales of the Otori is sometimes thought of as Australia's Game of Thrones.