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Competition closed: Tales of the Otori


Congratulations, Michelle Goldsmith is the winner!
(I just spelt ‘winner’ as ‘winnter’; I suspect winter is coming is on my mind.)

I’ll post those books to you in the next couple of days.

Competition details

Hachette has re-released Lian Hearn’s Tales of the Otori in paperback form to coincide with her new novel Emperor of the Eight Islands. Dark Matter Zine and Hatchette are giving away one copy each of the Tales of the Otori books 2, 3, 4 and 5. To enter, email editoratdarkmatterzinedotcom with “Tales of the Otori” in the subject heading and your name and address in the email. Entrants must have an Australian delivery address.

Hachette says:

Lian Hearn’s beloved Tales of the Otori series, set in an imagined feudal Japan, has sold more than four million copies worldwide and has been translated into nearly forty languages. It is comprised of five volumes: ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR, GRASS FOR HIS PILLOW, BRILLIANCE OF THE MOON, THE HARSH CRY OF THE HERON and HEAVEN’S NET IS WIDE. The series was followed by two standalone novels, BLOSSOMS AND SHADOWS and THE STORYTELLER AND HIS THREE DAUGHTERS, also set in Japan. EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS is Books 1 and 2 in The Tale of Shikanoko and is followed by LORD OF THE DARKWOOD (Books 3 and 4).

Lian has made many trips to Japan and has studied Japanese. She read Modern Languages at Oxford and worked as an editor and film critic in England before emigrating to Australia. For the latest news from Lian, visit lianhearn.com, follow Lian on Twitter, or join the readers who have become Lian’s friend on Facebook.

Terms and conditions of Tales of the Otori books 2–5 competition:
  1. To enter, email editoratdarkmatterzinedotcom with ‘Tales of the Otori’ in the subject heading and your postal address in the email.
  2. Entrants must reside in Australia with an Australian delivery address.
  3. All entries must be received by 5pm AEST (Melbourne time) 20 April 2016.
  4. No late entries accepted.
  5. Winner will be selected via a random number generator.
  6. Email address and snail mail address will only be used for the purpose of this competition.
  7. The name of the winner will be published without address or email; these details will be held confidential.
  8. DMZ is running this competition in good faith; no responsibility is taken for mishap or misadventure.
  9. All decisions are final, no correspondence will be entered into.
  10. All conditions relating to the Privacy Policy and the Disclaimer also apply to all competitions.

Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn, books 2–5

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


    • You’re welcome. The books were posted Express on Friday so hopefully you’ll receive them sometime in the next month. (It took Australia Post 14 days to deliver a standard letter SENT by Australia Post to the correct address so you can’t expect them to actually do their job any time soon. 🙂 )


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