Book Review: Tiger Eye by: Marjorie M. Liu

Tiger Eye: The First Dirk & Steele NovelPublisher: Avon
Publish Date: 6 March 2005
Origins: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Series: Dirk and Steele: Tiger Eye (1), Shadow Touch (2), The Red Heart of Jade (3), Dark Dreamers (4), Eye of Heaven (5), Soul Song (6), The Last Twilight (7), The Wild Road (8), The Fire King (9), In the Dark of Dreams (10), Within the Flames (11)

Long ago they roamed the earth — dragons, tigers . . . shapeshifters — men who wore the forms of beasts. Their world was magic. Now it is gone. But some remain . . .

He looks out of place in Dela Reese’s Beijing hotel room— exotic and poignant, some mythic, tragic hero of an epic tale. With his feline yellow eyes, he’s like nothing from her world. Yet Dela has danced through the echo of his soul and knows this warrior will obey her every command.

Hari has been used and abused for millennia. But he sees, upon his release from the riddle box, that this new mistress is different. There is a hidden power in Dela’s eyes—and with her, he may regain all that was lost to him. Where once he savaged, now he must protect; where before he knew only hatred, now he must embrace love. Dela is the key.

For Dela, he will risk all.

I have read a few things about this series and I started reading I think book number six a long time ago when I didn't even realize it was part of a series and I didn't finish it because I was so confused. Now I know why, lol. (Yes, I just LOL in my review) I really am glad I found this book at my PX and was able to grab it because I love this book. It is well written, strongly charactered, and it really made me think of the Psy-chageling series by Nalini Singh, which I adore.

Let's jump in shall we? I like Dela (love her name too), she is strong, she has weaknesses and strengths and she isn't afraid to be herself, these are all wonderful heroine characteristics. I heart Hari (hate his name) he is strong, masculine, and just hot. I think he was a bit too lenient on the trust after everything he has been through, but I don't know Dela as well as he does, so what do I know. I do also want to say that nothing scares Ms. Lui...the way she set up the plot and some of the disturbing things mentioned here and there....creepy, disturbing, and totally appropriate for the book. Some authors might have shied away.

I will continue to devour this series.

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  1. This has always been a favorite series of mine. Ms. Liu isn't afraid to get her hands dirty or take you into some uncomfortable places.

    Great review.

  2. I have heard such wonderful things about this book. It even received the highest possible rating with RT. I actually bought it about a month ago...but it still sits in my book closet behind all the other books I have to read. I will get to it though, especially seeing that you've given it such a great review. Thanks!


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