I love the cover for The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdahala. Even more exciting, though I had originally been under the impression that this was a sequel to something which would mean I’d have a whole lot more to read than just this book, I’ve happily found out that this is the first book in the series! And dear me, does this tale sound enthralling! So much so that I’m already considering breaking my book buying ban to get myself a copy. I mean, have you read the synopsis (Indian history and Hindu mythology!)? You can certainly see the cover! How could I possibly resist?
There are just some really unfair things in this world and my not having the money right now for this book is one of them, as far as I’m concerned. But I won’t fret too much. I know I’ll get to it eventually because I am definitely making room on my TBR for this one.
A broken bond. A dying land. A cat-and-mouse game that can only end in bloodshed.
Esha is a legend, but no one knows. It’s only in the shadows that she moonlights as the Viper, the rebels’ highly skilled assassin. She’s devoted her life to avenging what she lost in the royal coup, and now she’s been tasked with her most important mission to date: taking down the ruthless General Hotha.
Kunal has been a soldier since childhood, training morning and night to uphold the power of King Vardaan. His uncle, the general, has ensured that Kunal never strays from the path—even as a part of Kunal longs to join the outside world, which has been growing only more volatile.
Then Esha’s and Kunal’s paths cross—and an unimaginable chain of events unfolds. Both the Viper and the soldier think they’re calling the shots, but they’re not the only players moving the pieces. As the bonds that hold their land in order break down and the sins of the past meet the promise of a new future, both rebel and soldier must make unforgivable choices.
Drawing inspiration from ancient Indian history and Hindu mythology, the first book in Swati Teerdhala’s debut fantasy trilogy captivates with electric romance, stunning action, and the fierce bonds that hold people together—and drive them apart.
So, now that you’ve hopefully read the blurb for this book, what do you think? Will you be adding it to your TBR? Nah? Does the assassin bit intrigue you or is it the general’s nephew? How about the fact that it’s inspired by Indian history and Hindu mythology? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!