Title: The Tiger’s Daughter
Author: K. Arsenault Rivera
Hi..It’s really cold and gloomy outside today and that on top of my terrible body pain which makes today the perfect day to just stay inside and write a book review. So this is the first book of K. Arsenault Rivera that I’ve tried. Honestly, I am not really familiar with this author, it’s just that this book was given by a friend and I have no other choice last month than to read it. According to google, K was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York. K is a lifelong fan of all things nerdy. She drew on her love of tabletop gaming for her debut novel, THE TIGER’S DAUGHTER. An out and proud lesbian, she lives in Brooklyn with her partner and roommate.
Even gods can be slain. The Hokkaran empire has conquered every land within their bold reach – but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people. Now, their border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests.
Away on the silver steppes, the remaining tribes of nomadic Qorin retreat and protect their own, having bartered a treaty with the empire, exchanging inheritance through the dynasties. It is up to two young warriors, raised together across borders since their prophesied birth, to save the world from the encroaching demons.
This is the story of an infamous Qorin warrior (Barsalayaa Shefali) a spoiled divine warrior empress,(O- Shizuka) and a power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a truly insidious evil.
The writing to plot in this book is so magical and unique. So for sure, I’m going to re read this because everything here was enchanting and utterly mesmerizing. Honestly, I really enjoyed this book. It’s the first fantasy novel I’ve been able to finish for three weeks. And like any good fantasy, this is a combination of a story that is full of magic, alluring romance, difficult decisions, political machinations and an exciting action made for one addicting novel. The setting is a Chinese, Japanese and Mongolian inspired fantasy world.
In terms of characterization of the two main protagonists, I can say that it’s a well done because the two of them have depth and substance. Also, the protagonist’s mother (Shizuru and Alshara) are interesting. The main characters are lesbian and there are some LGBT characters as well.
So If you want a fantasy book that features the most intense and precious romantic relationship between demon slaying then this book is for you. Though it has a couple of snags and plot holes, it’s still worth picking up. Basically, The Tiger’s Daughter is my heart and utterly flawless so you should all do yourself a favor and read it immediately. Also, It was also refreshing to see a lesbian romance in a fantasy novel like this.
That’s all for today. Thank you for reading.