Brilliance of the Moon by Lian Hearn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
While not as engrossing as the first book (since Across the Nightingale Floor has the origin story), Brilliance of the Moon is much more entertaining than the 2nd book, Grass For His Pillow, and works to assuage some of the frustration built up in the narrative of the second book. Originally, Tales of the Otori was a trilogy and this was the final book (which is no longer the case), if it were still the final book I would be disappointed by it, since my only real criticism towards Brilliance of The Moon is its' rushed pace. It feels like important events are glossed over and poignant moments are only given a quick mention before moving on. Fortunately, there are still two more books to read.
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