"I loved this book so much I started a TV Tropes entry for it. When you read or watch a lot of fantasy you become accustomed to a certain paradigm of story, and anything that subverts even an aspect of it feels like a breath of fresh air. But The Tiger's Daughter is not merely a subversion of Standard Fantasy Tropes, it is a fantasy world that actually feels unique in it's culture, characters, and conflicts. (This is not to say it doesn’t use well established fantasy tropes, all works of fiction rely on tropes, but it avoids many of the ones that I’ve come to find tiresome.) Moreover, K Arsenault Rivera's prose is gorgeous, and the way she depicts the relationship between the two protagonists left me smiling throughout, often with tears (both happy and bittersweet) pricking at my eyes. There was also lots of incoherent flailing about how much I loved the book in front of my coworkers."
"Rich, expansive, and grounded in human truth...simply exquisite.” ?V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of Magic series Even gods can be slain The Hokkaran empire has conquered every land within their bold reach?but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people. Now, their border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests. Away on the silver steppes, the remaining tribes of nomadic Qorin retreat and protect their own, having bartered a treaty with the empire, exchanging inheritance through the dynasties. It is up to two young warriors, raised together across borders since their prophesied birth, to save the world from the encroaching demons. This is the story of an infamous Qorin warrior, Barsalayaa Shefali, a spoiled divine warrior empress, O Shizuka, and a power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a truly insidious evil. A crack in the wall heralds the end…two goddesses arm themselves…K Arsenault Rivera's The Tiger’s Daughter is an adventure for the ages.