Friday Finds: Emperor of the Eight Islands

Friday Finds is a bookish meme hosted over at A Daily Rhythm where you showcase a book that you have recently found – be it online, in-store, or at a library – and added to your TBR pile. You do not have to have brought the book!

This week’s book is a book that I noticed early on in the year over on Twitter. I was immediately intrigued by the cover.









An ambitious warlord leaves his nephew for dead and seizes his lands.

A stubborn father forces his younger son to surrender his wife to his older brother.

A mysterious woman seeks five fathers for her children.

A powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne.

These are the threads of an intricate tapestry in which the laws of destiny play out against a backdrop of wild forest, elegant court, and savage battlefield. Set in a mythical medieval Japan inhabited by warriors and assassins, ghosts and guardian spirits, Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn is a brilliantly imagined novel, full of drama and intrigue – and it is just the beginning of an enthralling, epic adventure: The Tale of Shikanoko.

Emperor of the Eight Islands was released on June 16th 2016 with this stunning cover! I’m looking to obtain this book sometime in the near future when my current TBR has dwindled considerably. But, for now, I will settle for admiring the cover.


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