Review – The tiger’s daughter

Title: The tiger’s daughter

Author: K Arsenault Rivera

Format: E-book

Publisher: torr

Page count: 473

Release day: October 3rd 2017

Series: Their bright ascendency #1

Rating: 4 stars


What is it about? (summary from GoodReads)

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.


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What I thought: 

I started reading this because I got the e-arc for the second book, but released that I should read this book first haha..

I found the start quite confusing, but then again it is high fantasy, so that did not really surprise me.

This book is told as if one of the main characters is reading a letter that the other one wrote to her. Which I really liked and thought was really original, I’ve never read a boko before with this writing style (I think!). BUT it could be a bit confusing at times, because not every chapter is told in this way. So sometimes I would read ‘then you said’, and I had to think about who was you.

This was all the negative I have to say about this book!

I enjoyed this book so much! The characters are so good and realistic. Sometimes characters  are written so you would like them. But these characters were so good, and sometimes I did not like them, but that made the characters even better!

I think this was really import for this book, since it is mainly character-driven and not plot-driven! Which does not mean nothing happened in the plot of course, but not too much.

Besides the characters the world is so interesting! It has some kind of magic, and it is really slowly introduced which makes it even more interesting 🙂

This book actually ended on quite a happy note, so I’m really curious were the second book will go! I hope they will talk more about the world and the magic! (By the time this is posted I probably already have started the sequel!)


Recommend for:

Fantasy lovers, who like character-driven stories!


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