I am going through this series of books again.They take place in mythical feudal Japan (I am guessing 15th century). There is much melodrama, unfulfilled/frustrating love, battles, samurai and great atmosphere. I had read the first four:
- Across The Nightingale Floor (1)
- Grass For HIs Pillow (2)
- Brilliance Of The Moon (3)
- Harsh Cry of the Heron (Last - it was originally a trilogy but then she wrote a fourth book)
She then wrote a prequel, Heaven’s Net Is Wide, which I just read so now I am going through the other four again. I would recommend reading the prequel after all the others. It would spoil how the other stories unfold.