Book Review: Tiger’s Destiny, Colleen Houck

| 11 December , 2012 | Reply

Deliberating between her two suitors and trying to steer clear of the lecherous attentions of Lokesh, Kelsey strives to fulfil her destiny by helping the goddess Durga and breaking the tiger’s curse. With three quests completed, only one remains until the Indian princes are given the opportunity to be mortal once more.

Meanwhile, as Ren and Kishan fight for Kelsey’s attentions and a chance to prove their feelings, the trio travel to the Andaman Islands where they encounter Phoenix, Rakshasas and the Lords of the Flame. Kelsey, Ren and Kishan know that their latest quest for Durga’s gift, the Rope of Fire, will demand sacrifices, but what if the price to succeed is too much for them to bear?

The Tiger Saga is a remarkable journey through myths and ancient times, and Colleen Houck’s fourth—and final—book in the series, Tiger’s Destiny, leads to the confrontation readers have been waiting for (and I don’t necessarily mean the fight with Lokesh).

Sometimes you can look at a book and feel as if a lifetime has passed since you first met a character; you’ve travelled with them, and witnessed every high and low, you’ve seen love blossom and felt it destroyed—all of these things are absorbed into your memories and each time you reach for that book you bring them forth again.

That is the type of series Houck has created: one to remember.

In this book, all your favourite characters will have to choose their own destinies; whether for the happy or the heartbreaking, readers will find their closure.

Kelsey has come a long way from the girl who used to lived in Oregon and got a job at the circus. She has experienced her fair share of triumph and loss, as she and her tigers race to defeat Lokesh and stop him from collecting the remaining pieces of the amulet.

From Oregon to India and through spans of time, Kelsey, Ren and Kishan will always have a special place on my shelf. And though it is devastating to see their series come to an end, it’s comforting to know Houck delivers a worthy finale.

Tiger’s Destiny is beautifully plotted; Houck brings together even the most seemingly insignificant strands to fulfil a role in the tiger’s destinies and give balance to every outcome. If you are a fan of the series, this is the one book you won’t want to miss!

You can read our previous reviews here.

Available now: Hachette RRP$16.99


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