Fireheart Tiger

A sapphic romantic fantasy set in a world inspired by precolonial Vietnam….

Cover art: Alyssa Winans.

Coming Feb 9, 2021 from Tor dot com.

Award-winning author Aliette de Bodard returns with a powerful romantic fantasy that reads like The Goblin Emperor meets Howl’s Moving Castle in a pre-colonial Vietnamese-esque world.

Fire burns bright and has a long memory….

Quiet, thoughtful princess Thanh was sent away as a hostage to the powerful faraway country of Ephteria as a child. Now she’s returned to her mother’s imperial court, haunted not only by memories of her first romance, but by worrying magical echoes of a fire that devastated Ephteria’s royal palace.

Thanh’s new role as a diplomat places her once again in the path of her first love, the powerful and magnetic Eldris of Ephteria, who knows exactly what she wants: romance from Thanh and much more from Thanh’s home. Eldris won’t take no for an answer, on either front. But the fire that burned down one palace is tempting Thanh with the possibility of making her own dangerous decisions.

Can Thanh find the freedom to shape her country’s fate—and her own?

What people are saying:

“It’s a win for the sapphics!”

Charlotte of readsrainbow

“a high-stakes lesbian love triangle… convincingly combines sex, politics, and betrayal… an ideal pick for fantasy fans longing for non-European settings.”

Publishers Weekly

“Fireheart Tiger manages to be about colonialism, about independence, about love and relationships, about parents… Highly recommend this one.”

D Franklin

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