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The Harsh Cry of the Heron by Lian Hearn reviewed in The Independent

It's rare, too, that such an extended narrative, especially one sustained over more than a single volume, plays out so gratifyingly. The Harsh Cry of the Heron builds to a climax that proves both fittingly cataclysmic and wholly satisfying in formal terms. Without any conspicuous cliffhanging it also leaves a way open to further instalments, though the author's next book, due in a year's time, is expected to relate the events leading up to the first book. The Otori sequence is already a considerable achievement. Cheeringly, it looks as though it will only get better.

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