The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala is a new amazing  YA fantasy trilogy that has me so excited. This book isn’t even out until April, but I am so pumped to get into this world. The cover is striking and the concept is one that I haven’t heard of before. A story inspired by ancient Indian history and Hindu mythology is really intriguing. The early reviews on Goodreads are calling it a cat and mouse game. Doesn’t it sound like a fantastic adventure book?

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala

The Tiger at Midnight Swati TeerdhalaTitle: The Tiger at Midnight
Author: Swati Teerdhala
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: April 23, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.


Book Quotes: The Tiger at Midnight

It never failed to delight her, knowing that all these soldiers, these men, were terrified of her.

Never greet a tiger at midnight, for they are the manifestations of your past misdeeds.

About Swati Teerdhala

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Swati Teerdhala is a storyteller and writer.

After graduating from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Finance and History, she tumbled into the marketing side of the technology industry. She’s passionate about many things, including how to make a proper cup of chai, the right ratio of curd-to-crust in a lemon tart, and diverse representation in the stories we tell.

She currently lives in New York City and can be found wandering the streets with a pen or camera in hand.

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