2002. Pen name of Australian Children's Author Gillian Rubinstein. set in a fictional world based on feudal Japan. The Tales of the Otori series have been sold into 36 countries and have been world wide best sellers. The series initially consisted of a trilogy: Across the Nightingale Floor, Grass for His Pillow, and Brilliance of the Moon. It was followed by a sequel, The Harsh Cry of the Heron, and a prequel, Heaven's Net is Wide.