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The Tiger's Daughter

The Tiger's Daughter

Their Bright Ascendency (Volume 1)

K Arsenault Rivera

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K Arsenault Rivera's debut, The Tiger's Daughter, the beginning of a new epic fantasy trilogy

"Rich, expansive, and grounded in human truth...simply exquisite.” —V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of Magic series

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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.

A crack in the wall heralds the end…two goddesses arm themselves…K Arsenault Rivera's The Tiger’s Daughter is an adventure for the ages.

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Empress Yui wrestles with her broken zither. She’d rather deal with the tiger again. Or the demons. Or her uncle. Anything short of going north, anything short of war. But a snapped string? One cannot reason with...

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Praise for The Tiger's Daughter

"K Arsenault Rivera turns many of the standard conventions of fantasy on their heads....A love letter... lavishly chronicling how two women fall in love.... thoughtfully rendered and palpably felt." — The Washington Post

"Rivera’s immense imagination and finely detailed worldbuilding have produced a series introduction of mammoth scope." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The Tiger’s Daughter sinks its claws into a reader and refuses to let them go until the very last page...As a word, ambitious sums up this debut." —Culturess

“The epistolary tale at the heart of The Tiger’s Daughter unfolds with deceptive elegance, leading the reader to a conclusion at once unexpected, touching, and apt.” —Jacqueline Carey, author of the bestselling Kushiel's Legacy series

"A layered and mesmerizing tale of love and legends, this fierce story will settle in your bones like a chill and leave your heart aching.” —Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen

"Delicate, intricate, inevitable...a stunning debut. It took my breath away.” —Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Every Heart a Doorway

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K Arsenault Rivera

K ARSENAULT RIVERA was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, but moved to New York when she was a toddler. While not managing a nutritional supplement store in Brooklyn, K is an avid participant in the RPG community, from which she drew inspiration for her debut novel, The Tiger’s Daughter.

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