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When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain | Nghi Vo
17 posts | 18 read | 11 to read
"Dangerous, subtle, unexpected and familiar, angry and ferocious and hopeful. . . . The Empress of Salt and Fortune is a remarkable accomplishment of storytelling."NPR The cleric Chih finds themself and their companions at the mercy of a band of fierce tigers who ache with hunger. To stay alive until the mammoths can save them, Chih must unwind the intricate, layered story of the tiger and her scholar lovera woman of courage, intelligence, and beautyand discover how truth can survive becoming history. Nghi Vo returns to the empire of Ahn and The Singing Hills Cycle in When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, a mesmerizing, lush standalone follow-up to The Empress of Salt and Fortune. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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vlwelser
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I thought this #audiobook was thoroughly entertaining. I may have liked it better than the previous book, despite the absence of the bird character. It's only 2 hours ish. I got a lot of #audiostitching done without really noticing the time flying by.

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rachelsbrittain
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A really wonderful story within a story about a storytelling monk and a mammoth rider trapped by a trio of tigers. The monk tells a famous story of a tiger and her lover to buy them time but the tiger knows the real version of the story and wants to make sure the monk does too. Thoroughly entertaining novella that has me convinced to read the other stories in this world.

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alysonwrites
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An arresting novella about a cleric who has to play Scheherazade to three very hungry tigers.🔸#augustreads2021

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Angitron
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I‘ve really been enjoying this series of novellas so far. They feel warm and cozy, while still managing to to evoke a sense of sweeping, epic drama. It‘s the feeling you might have while sitting around a campfire and having someone tell you an incredible tale or two. Lovely!

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Twainy
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🎧 Enjoyed the prose. Tiger suspense added to the story. I missed the talking bird but found the mammoth rider to be a fun addition.

Storytelling is again central to this book.

Different interpretations of the same material/history can mold stories to form different narratives. Chih‘s & the tigers‘ versions differed enough to emphasize how the truth is in the eye of the beholder and can vary from community/culture to community/culture. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LibrarianRyan
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Hey all, I know the Tor.com ebook club has been on hiatus, but they are back. First book is tagged. Get yours now. #freebook

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ozma.of.oz
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Tor‘s Book of the Month is Nghi Vo‘s When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain!

Download a free mobi or ePub copy before 11:59 PM ET, May 28th 2021.

Available only in the US and Canada.

https://ebookclub.tor.com #TorBookClub

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Pageturner1
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Got s free download from #tor.com
Never heard of author. I like getting free books from authors I didn‘t know about.

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xicanti
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April stats!

I didn‘t find any new-to-me 5-star reads last month, but the tagged book was a standout 4.5er. Of my many rereads, my faves were WITCHMARK by C.L. Polk and select volumes of Yoshiki Nakamura‘s SKIP BEAT!.

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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xicanti
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This is a story about people and tigers. It‘s also a story about who owns stories, and how they look from different angles, and the ways disparate groups might modify them to suit an agenda.

It‘s simple. It‘s complex. It‘s brilliant. 4.5 stars.

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xicanti
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Easter isn‘t a religiously important holiday for me, but I sure do like getting discount creme eggs the day after.

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swynn
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The folklorist from The Empress of Salt and Fortune finds themself waylaid by tigers -- and must tell a story to keep the tigers' interest in order to postpone becoming their dinner.

It's very different to TEOSAF, but just as perfect. Looking forward to more from author Vo.

Also, that cover by Alissa Winans is just brilliant.

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emtobiasz
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Great fantasy novella about the power of poetry and storytelling, cultural sensitivity, and queer love. Oh, and man-eating tigers, too 🐅

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MsLeah8417
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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MsLeah8417
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☺️🖤

cozypunk Whoa, epic cover! 11mo
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leahrosereads
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⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

What another absolutely exceptional story! I thoroughly enjoyed following Chih (a non-binary cleric) on this journey filled with a sapphic slow-burn love story, mammoths, and a tiger queen.

While I enjoyed this book, it didn't hit me in the feels nearly as much as the first one. I'll still 100% continue picking anything and everything up by this author. The writing is fantastic, and I cannot wait to see what Nghi Vo writes next!

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bnp
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Fun storytelling. A story teller/story collector's tale telling is critiqued by tigers.

#fantasy

Liz_M Beautiful illustration! 11mo
bnp It's from the book cover:-) @ Liz_M 11mo
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