Across the Nightingale FloorDownloadable Audiobook - 2002
"Across the nightingale floor: is the first of three novels called the Otori Trilogy. Set in an imaginary, ancient Japanese culture, the novel's hero, 16 year old Takeo, is born into a spiritual people known as the Hidden but discovers his destiny as one of the Tribe---assassins and spies with unusual powers. Ashe unknowingly becomes a pawn in a battle between fighting warlords, he learns to make use of his powers and must decide where his loyalties lie. The story of treacherous warlords, political intrigue, and the intensity of first love, in a world ruled by formal ritual and codes of honor, will captivate readers of all ages.
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Co., 2002